Student overlooking Cusco, Peru |  <i>Drew Collins</i>

Transforming Students Into Global Citizens

MISSION STATEMENT: World Youth Adventures are committed to providing safe, rewarding & fully customised school group travel experiences that achieve real personal development for students. We aim to provide quality ground services, exceptional value, expert advice, unique itineraries and friendly service from the concept stage through to the day you return home.

Our experience in organising secondary school group adventures began in the early 1980's. Our passion is to immerse young people in foreign environments that offer unique experiences and which are bound to have profound, life changing effects.

Our philosophy is to take this a step further by involving students in a ‘hands on’ Service Learning project that will help an underprivileged community, leaving a positive and permanent benefit for the peoples of that community. Students will experience the joy of giving without the expectation of reward or reciprocation when they give their time and physical effort to those less fortunate.

Our educational adventures also teach students the important values of teamwork, building self-confidence, cultural understanding and an interest in natural environments. They will experience the world beyond mobile phones, computers and shopping malls to where the power of an adventure experience is enjoyed in all of its components.

WYA tailors adventure itineraries to the requirements of individual schools. We operate with high quality services and support at an extremely reasonable price. We will provide you with a fully inclusive package, without the use of local payments, ensuring that there are little to no out-of-pocket expenses once travelling.

Students constructing new toilets for a remote school in Vietnam Resting during a school trek in Nepal |  <i>Greg Pike</i> Students playing with the local children while trekking in the Annapurna region Participants on a community project in the Annapurna region |  <i>Ian Williams</i> Students working on a community project in the Annapurna region |  <i>Ian Trafford</i> Students exploring the local markets in Peru |  <i>Drew Collins</i> Making friends in Cambodia

Here's just a few reasons why you should choose us for your next overseas school trip. 

DUTY OF CARE

  • The safety of our travellers is our number one priority.
  • Our commitment to provide a proper duty of care guides everything we do.
  • World Youth Adventures has an unblemished record in the operation of school & youth adventures.
  • We will only operate tours in accordance with strict operational standards that have built our reputation as leaders in the
    student travel industry.
  • Every tour is underpinned by an industry leading risk assessment plan that exceeds the benchmark standard in Australia, New Zealand, the UK as well as the USA and Canada.

 

UNRIVALLED EXPERIENCE

  • Our three decades plus of tailoring successful student expeditions adds another dimension to the overall student experience.
  • As a division of one of the world’s first adventure travel companies, we’re unmatched in our ability to draw on expertise both in the field and in the planning stages.
  • Our primary focus is on providing a satisfying field experience where students can really learn.

EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS, LIFE SKILLS AND MORE

  • Our Service Learning trips offer a first hand experience in making a sustainable grass-roots contribution to an under privileged community; investing their time and physical effort.
  • The satisfaction of reaching fundraising goals and raising money for a worthy Service Learning Community Project.
  • Gain an appreciation and tolerance of other cultures and a broader mind.
  • Build the confidence to lead a group and make decision.
  • Learn project management skills.
  • Learn the value of working together as a cohesive team to achieve a common objective.
  • Learn the ability to face mental and physical challenges.
  • Learn the ability to adapt to new environments outside of their 'comfort zone' when they 'disconnect'.
  • Appreciate and care for the natural environment. The environments we travel through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment.
  • Build strong friendships and bonds with their peers and also the people of their host community.
  • Learn basic bush skills obtained on a 3-4 day trek such as personal hygiene, pitching a tent, helping to prepare meals – if applicable.

PRICE AND VALUE GUARANTEE

  • We’re confident that we can beat any quoted land price as well as provide the best value services on any student adventure that we operate.
  • We will only provide services that do not compromise on the quality or safety of the experience.
  • We will ensure you do not pay for unnecessary services that your expedition does not need.
  • By making our trips affordable you can present a more achieveable opportunity to your students allowing for a better sign up rate for your school adventure.

WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTION

We are a World Animal Protection signatory and are proud to be involved with collaborations between local cooperatives and the animal handlers we use when travelling.

RESPoNSIBLE CHILD CARE

We’re proud to be on the Rethink Orphanages working committee to stop orphanage tourism around the world. We do not work with residential care homes and are working to promote our shared belief in an alternative, family based care model.

DEVELOPMENT GOALS

We’re advocates of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and our global action areas support this vision.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

We’re pro-planet. We’re taken the TAP pledge and issue water purification so we don’t contribute to the single use plastic water bottle waste.

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