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Smithsonian Student Travel enables high school students to deepen their knowledge and cultural awareness of the world through immersive travel and D.C.-based summer programs. Alongside like-minded peers, experienced trip leaders, and local Smithsonian Student Travel experts, students participate in engaging, educational, and adventurous activities as they experience the world through the Smithsonian lens.

On Campus programs based in Washington, D.C.

On Campus

On Campus programs are based in Washington, D.C., home to most of the Smithsonian’s renowned museums, cultural centers, and research facilities. These one-week programs allow students to focus on a seminar of their choosing, and to explore that theme through the Smithsonian lens.

Student Journeys are themed traveling programs with itineraries in the U.S. and abroad

Student Journeys

Student Journeys are themed traveling programs with itineraries in the U.S. and abroad. Ranging from 14 to 24 days, students engage with their program theme while gaining a deeper understanding of the history, culture, cuisine, language, and environment of their destination.

Why Smithsonian Student Travel? 

Each of our Smithsonian Student Travel programs meets the same high standards of quality and trust you expect from the Smithsonian, from program design and learning outcomes to leadership and group dynamics.

Next Steps

Questions? Call us at (866) 870-2350 or click below to request more info. Ready to join us? Start your application today!