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Custom Group Travel

Smithsonian Student Adventures is excited to offer customized travel itineraries to a variety of destinations around the world. In order to provide our participants with a unique, adventurous, and safe experience abroad, our Custom Program Director will work closely with a group sponsor to design every aspect of their travel. We will tailor the itinerary to specific interests and educational goals. SSA encourages groups to spend a portion of their program in one of our many welcoming host communities, dedicating time to authentic homestays and local service work.

SSA strives to make the planning process as easy and hassle-free as possible. We do this by helping you as a teacher and group organizer with recruiting, and then by handling all logistical concerns including meals, transportation, accommodations, and group activities, leaving travelers to enjoy the ride.

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Begin the search for your perfect program and filter by destination, focus area, length, and category.

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  • No Combined Groups Exclusive Access
  • No Hidden Fees All Inclusive Pricing
  • Personalized Programs Flexible Itineraries


Click on the countries below to learn more.

  • Italy


    Italy is a traveler’s dream and a destination on everyone’s bucket list. No other country in the world contains as many historical sites and artifacts that offer us a glimpse at the very root of western civilization.

  • Peru


    Immense, rugged, colorful, vibrant and mystic. No one word or idea can embody a land so diverse in geography, culture and history. Peru is the destination for adventure.

  • Canada


    Don’t want to fly cross the ocean to experience Europe? Quebec is the answer! Canada’s largest province is also the most multicultural.

  • U.S.A.


    From Facebook to Ford, Hollywood to hamburgers, Beyonce to baseball, no country has more influence on global culture than the United States.

  • Ecuador


    Dense Amazonian rainforest, snow-capped Andean peaks, and volcanic islands – Ecuador is a place of many wonders.

  • Costa Rica

    Costa Rica

    From white sand beaches to misty cloud forests, from towering volcanoes to beautiful rivers that cut through tropical canyons, and to hospitable, friendly communities, Costa Rica has it all.

  • Belize


    Balanced on the geographical and cultural border between the Caribbean and Central American regions, Belize is a small and often overlooked country that nonetheless harbors its own unique mix of both worlds.

  • France


    From the City of Lights, to beautiful Mediterranean towns, to small villages tucked between picturesque vineyards to campgrounds in the rugged Pyrenees, France is a country with an enriching adventure for every kind of traveler.

  • Spain


    Spend your days hiking along the epic Camino de Santiago, learning to make olive oil at an old-world grove, enjoying tapas, exploring the colorful streets of Barcelona, and sketching our own versions of Dalí.

  • Morocco


    Situated at the northern most extreme of Africa, Morocco has long attracted travelers who are lured by tales of its exotic markets, endless desserts, alluring coastline, and rugged mountains.

  • Senegal


    Senegal is a wonderful option for those travelers eager to experience the best of Africa in the only country in the region with an uninterrupted history of peaceful democratic transition.

  • Botswana


    Sitting in the heart of Southern Africa, Botswana is arguably the best place to see African wildlife in the world.

  • Thailand


    Thailand’s impressive geography ranges from forested mountains and thick jungles, to white sand beaches with towering limestone cliffs, to bright green rice paddies that extend for miles.

  • China


    The world’s most populous nation – and dynamic economy – has as its backdrop 5000 years of history and is home to a wide variety of rich cultural traditions and exotic cuisines.

  • Cuba


    Cuba is a mirage in the minds of most travelers, a mysterious yet romantic place where cigars, antique cars, baseball and a bearded dictator loom largest.

  • Japan


    This island nation, situated in the Pacific Ocean along the “Ring of Fire” tectonic hot-zone, offers everything from high-rise cities and imperial palaces to snow-capped mountains and bamboo forests.

  • Panama


    Panama is a land of contrast. Imagine one of man’s most impressive modern feats of engineering, in the middle of one of the most biodiverse countries on earth.

  • United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

    You’ll ride the London Underground (the Tube), walk the River Thames, visit the ancient Tower of London, explore beautiful Covent Garden, learn at Parliament, and so much more.

  • Ireland


    Dublin is the capital and largest city in Ireland. Despite it’s size, the city is easily navigable on foot: you’ll walk along O’Connell Street and Grafton Street, through Trinity College, and across the River Liffey, see the Dublin Spire, visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and so much more.

  • Germany


    Ride a bike along an old airport tarmac in Berlin, travel by solar-powered ferry across an Alpine lake, watch the wind turbines and half-timbered houses whiz by through the window of a high-speed train as part of your Smithsonian Student Adventure in Germany.

  • Australia


    Truly breathtaking landscapes, unique animals, and once in a lifetime experiences make traveling to Australia and Oceania an incredible adventure.

  • Argentina


    There are very few places in the world where you can see spider monkeys in the rainforest canopy, and penguins waddling along in icy archipelagoes all in the same country.

Map of the destinations Smithsonian Student Adventures goes to

Adventure Awaits

If you are ready to become a part of the SSA community, there is no time like the present.

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