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In light of recent media reports published in THE AGE newspaper on 28th January involving a Victorian school student in India, World Youth Adventures (WYA) felt it prudent to re-emphasise our company’s philosophies for student travel. 

WYA and our parent company World Expeditions are Australian owned and operated travel companies with over 45 years’ experience in organising group travel. We would like to highlight that we are not connected in any way with the company mentioned in this and previous media reports.

We pride ourselves on working closely with all of our partnering schools and teachers to tailor itineraries to suit their required learning outcomes. Our programs are customised and all services pre-booked, ensuring we are able to make a full risk assessment and mitigate the same. This core aspect enables us to provide safe, well-organised and memorable learning and personal development journeys.

We own many of the travel operators in the countries around the world that operate our programs. They advise us on critical events occurring during programs, which are acted upon. Communication between our in-country leaders, the school, our staff and parents is of the highest order and an absolute necessity.

Our experiences follow a disciplined trip framework with higher than industry standard risk management procedures. For many years we have refined our programs to offer well balanced itineraries using private transport, good accommodation and excellent local guides who are completely bi-lingual and trained in wilderness first aid. Their passion and knowledge of local conditions is a very important element in our youth experiences. While adventure travel will always have some elements of spontaneity, this must be balanced with risk, and we strongly believe our duty of care for safety is always the overriding criteria.

Our track record is proven over time, and we can provide endorsements from many of our partner schools upon request.

The safety of our students and staff is of our utmost concern and the driving factor behind all or our decision making processes. 

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