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For 170 years, the Smithsonian Institution has inspired generations through its steadfast dedication to the “increase and diffusion of knowledge”. In a globalized world, it is more important than ever to promote the Smithsonian values of Discovery, Creativity, Excellence, Diversity, Integrity, and Service. This is why Walking Tree Travel, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, is pleased to offer a collection of dynamic programs for high school students – Smithsonian Student Adventures. These educational immersion programs, launched in November 2016, highlight our shared mission of learning and discovery, and offer a unique opportunity for student travelers to explore the world in a meaningful way.

Going forward, all Walking Tree Travel Open Enrollment programs for individual high school students will be offered as Smithsonian Student Adventures. These small group programs, which last from 7-30 days, are open to any individual high school student from across the USA. In 2017, each program has space for around 15 participants. See a complete listing of available programs below.

Click on the countries below to learn more.

  • Italy

    Italy

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

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  • Peru

    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.

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  • Canada

    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.

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  • U.S.A.

    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.

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  • Ecuador

    Ecuador

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

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  • Guatemala

    Guatemala

    Just imagine watching the sunset melt into the teeming jungle from atop the mighty ruins of Tikal, kayaking through the blue waters of Lake Atitlán, and examining the market in Chichicastenango.

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  • Costa Rica

    Costa Rica

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

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  • Belize

    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.

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  • France

    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.

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  • Spain

    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.

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  • Morocco

    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.

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  • Senegal

    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.

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  • Botswana

    Botswana

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

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  • Thailand

    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.

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  • China

    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.

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  • Panama

    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.

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Map of the destinations Smithsonian Student Adventures goes to

Open Enrollment Program Types

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

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Tuition includes:Open Enrollment tuition includes all accommodations, basic travel insurance, three meals per day, drinking water, ground transportation, group activity and entry fees, full time leadership team and taxes and tips

Tuition excludes:

International airfare, personal expenses such as souvenirs, internet, laundry, snacks, and international phone calls and baggage fees.

Below is the list of programs that are still available for the summer of 2017. To secure your space or learn more about any of the programs, please click on the corresponding link in the matrix.

TYPE* COUNTRY
PROGRAM NAME
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DATES
TUITION HOURS
APPLY
conservation iconSA BELIZE 10 Day Marine Conservation Expedition July 1 – July 10 2017 $3,299 30 Service CLOSED
conservation iconSA BELIZE 10 Day Marine Conservation Expedition July 31 – Aug 9 2017 $3,299 30 Service CLOSED
leadership iconSA CANADA 10 Day Cultural Journey June 24 – July 3 2017 $3,299 15 Leadership CLOSED
leadership iconSA CANADA 7 Day Cultural Journey Session 1 July 10 – July 16 2017 $2,999 10 Leadership CLOSED
leadership iconSA CANADA 7 Day Cultural Journey Session 2 Aug 3 – Aug 9 2017 $2,999 10 Leadership CLOSED
conservation iconSA CHINA 15 Day Panda Expedition July 6 – July 20 2017 $5,399 40 Service CLOSED
service iconSA CHINA 15 Day Cultural Journey: East China July 6 – July 20 2017 $4,799 40 Service CLOSED
service iconSA CHINA 15 Day Cultural Journey: Trekking July 6 – July 20 2017 $5,199 40 Service CLOSED
service iconSA COSTA RICA 10 Day Service Adventure Session 1 June 24- July 3 2017 $2,699 30 Service CLOSED
service iconSA COSTA RICA 10 Day Service Adventure Session 2 July 6 – July 16 2017 $2,699 30 Service CLOSED
service iconSA COSTA RICA 10 Day Service Adventure Session 3 Aug 1 – Aug 10 2017 $2,699 30 Service Apply
service iconSA COSTA RICA 10 Day Surf & Service Program July 6 – July 16 2017 $2,699 30 Service Apply
service iconSA COSTA RICA 10 Day Osa Wildlife Conservation Expedition 1 June 23 – July 2, 2017 $2,699 30 Service CLOSED
service iconSA COSTA RICA 10 Day Osa Wildlife Conservation Expedition 2 July 14- July 23, 2017 $2,699 30 Service Apply
conservation iconSA COSTA RICA 15 Day Sea Turtle Conservation Expedition Session 1 June 12 – June 26 2017 $3,799 40 Service CLOSED
conservation iconSA COSTA RICA 15 Day Sea Turtle Conservation Expedition Session 2 June 23 – July 7 2017 $3,799 40 Service CLOSED
conservation iconSA COSTA RICA 15 Day Sea Turtle Conservation Expedition Session 3 July 14 – July 29 2017 $3,799 40 Service CLOSED
service iconSA COSTA RICA 15 Day Service Adventure Session 1 June 24 – July 8 2017 $3,599 40 Service Apply
service iconSA COSTA RICA 15 Day Service Adventure Session 2 July 10 – July 25 2017 $3,599 40 Service CLOSED
service iconSA COSTA RICA 21 Day Service Adventure July 10 – July 31 2017 $4,499 60 Service CLOSED
service iconSA COSTA RICA 30 Day Service Adventure Session 1 June 24 – July 22 2017 $5,199 90 Service CLOSED
service iconSA COSTA RICA 30 Day Service Adventure Session 2 July 6 – Aug 5 2017 $5,199 90 Service CLOSED
leadership iconSA FRANCE 10 Day Cultural Journey June 24 – July 3 2017 $3,999 20 Leadership CLOSED
leadership iconSA FRANCE 15 Day Cultural Journey July 10 – July 25 2017 $4,699 20 Leadership CLOSED
conservation iconSA ECUADOR Galapagos 11 Day Conservation Expedition June 23 – July 3 2017 $4,999 40 Service CLOSED
service iconSA GUATEMALA 10 Day Service Adventure Aug 1 – Aug 10 2017 $2,699 30 Service CLOSED
service iconSA GUATEMALA 15 Day Service Adventure July 10 – July 25 2017 $3,599 40 Service CLOSED
service iconSA GUATEMALA 21 Day Service Adventure July 10 – July 31 2017 $4,499 60 Service CLOSED
leadership iconSA ITALY Italy 15 Day Culinary Journey July 10 – July 25 2017 $4,999 20 Leadership CLOSED
service iconSA PERU 15 Day Service Adventure Session 1 June 24 – July 8 2017 $4,299 40 Service CLOSED
service iconSA PERU 15 Day Service Adventure Session 2 Aug 1 – Aug 15 2017 $4,299 40 Service CLOSED
service iconSA PERU 21 Day Service Adventure July 10 – July 31 2017 $4,999 60 Service CLOSED
service iconSA PERU 30 Day Service Adventure July 1 – July 30 2017 $5,499 90 Service CLOSED
service iconSA SENEGAL 15 Day Service Adventure June 24 – July 8 2017 $3,599 40 Service CLOSED
service iconSA SENEGAL 21 Day Service Adventure July 10 – July 31 2017 $4,299 60 Service CLOSED
leadership iconSA SPAIN North 15 Day Cultural Journey June 24 – July 8 2017 $3,999 20 Leadership CLOSED
leadership iconSA SPAIN/MOROCCO 15 Day Cultural Journey July 10 – July 25 2017 $3,999 20 Leadership CLOSED
conservation iconSA THAILAND 15 Day Elephant Expedition Session 1 June 5 – June 19 2017 $3,699 40 Service CLOSED
conservation iconSA THAILAND 15 Day Elephant Expedition Session 2 June 22 – July 6 2017 $3,699 40 Service CLOSED
conservation iconSA THAILAND 21 Day Elephant Expedition Session July 9 – July 29 2017 $4,199 40 Service Apply

     
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