Educational School Expeditions

Education through exploration

World Challenge is the leading provider of life-changing school expeditions. Over 27 years' of organising student trips abroad gives us the global reach, vision and resources to create bespoke educational programmes, tailored to your team’s objectives. We provide 24-hr Operational Support to teams and our expertise and high standards are reflected in our prestigious accreditations.

World Challenge expeditions are designed to develop important life skills, helping students to:

  • Hone teamwork and leadership skills 
  • Gain confidence and self-esteem 
  • Become more globally aware 
  • Enhance employment prospects

Organising student expeditions to over 40 destinations around the world

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Expedition phases

Our school expeditions are arranged around five distinct phases. Planning & Preparation is student-led, from fundraising to fitness training and itinerary planning.

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During the Acclimatisation phase, Challengers get to grips with their new environment with an introductory trek or practical task. They must draw on their physical resources and work as a team during the Trekking phase, reaching remote and beautiful locations. The rewarding Project phase involves community or conservation work with World Challenge partners on the ground. The Rest & Relaxation phase is a chance to unwind and enjoy cultural and adventure activities from visiting ancient temples to zip lining and white water rafting.

A whole world of possibilities

An Experience of a Lifetime

We catch up with teams at Auckland airport returning home from their World Challenge expedition and hear all about their experiences.

The Ultimate Challenger

Shereen Al-Sawwaf, a student at Dwight-Englewood School – New Jersey, is about to embark on her fourth World Challenge expedition. We talked to Shereen to find out why she keeps going back for more.

Helping you along the way

Support around the clock

Our dedicated school support staff will see you through from sign up to departure and beyond.

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You are in safe hands…

World Challenge operates the most comprehensive safety and back-up procedures in the industry.

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World Challenge brochure

Download our brochure for more information on our school expeditions and safety policies.

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