Depart with knowledge to explore. Return with wisdom to share.
Educational travel is:
- Cultural and Language Courses
- Short-term Study Abroad Programs
- People to People (P2P) Experiences
We believe international experiences are key components of any curriculum. Educational travel provides fresh perspectives on foreign customs, cultures, languages and learning styles.
Immerse your students in living histories and languages at their destinations. Connect them to inspiring individuals and expose them to new ways of thinking! Students and teachers will find themselves engaged and energized by our balanced mix of intellectual, cultural and physical activity.
We can take your student group on an educational experience that we have already built, build one for your group around the themes you provide us or work together, starting with FAM visits, to build out a completely unique program for your institution!
We look forward to designing the perfect trip for your curriculum
Our staff will work with you to customize an educational travel experience to meet your needs.
Choose from several options to optimize your time and energy:
- Accommodations - lodging in hotels, hostels, host families or a combination
- Meals & Dining - Restaurants, cafes, home-stays and/or brown bag it to combine meal and travel time
- Activities - SST leverages our experience and in-country partner networks to provide you an eclectic array of unique opportunities. We are happy to accommodate your group's interests and abilities!
Educational Travel Experiences Include:
Some degree of customization - our destinations are dynamic and each of our trips has to be reviewed before we run it so we give you a say as to how it goes!
pre-departure guidance to help you pack and prepare yourself
all visas and any necessary legal documents
travel health insurance
any in-country flights if applicable
round the clock monitoring and support from our world headquarters in Austin, TX USA
an English speaking local guide
private transport - airport to airport
all meals and drinking water
most activities, entrance fees and equipment rental (unless specified as optional in your itinerary)
airfare to and from your destination (unless otherwise specified)
additional alcoholic drinks (some may be included with meals)
tips for in-country guide and driver*
*Southern Star Travel makes sure our travel professionals are tipped at least the minimum expected amount but we believe that if American's are bringing tipping culture to the developing world it should be representative of service rendered and not just added as a flat fee. Read more about tipping here.