Student Programs to Inspire Your Inner Explorer

Explore with Nat Geo This Summer

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On these programs, I repeatedly witness students maturing and gaining skills in self-reliance, collaboration, science, and critical thinking. In short, I watch students become leaders.

Dr. M. Jackson, National Geographic Explorer

High School & Middle School Programs

National Geographic Student Travel programs enable high school and middle school students to engage with the world in the spirit of National Geographic Explorers—fueled by curiosity, collaboration, and a desire to understand our planet and its people.

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Featured Programs

  • University Workshop

Engineering & Robotics on the MIT Campus

Innovation, Technology & Robotics
July 5–July 14, 2024
July 19–July 28, 2024
For National Geographic Explorers, technology and exploration go hand in hand—cutting-edge science and high-tech tools are invaluable to their expeditions. Join National Geographic Explorers on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts to examine the many intersections of technology and exploration, artificial intelligence (AI), and robotics. Attend seminars on a range of…
  • Exploration


Anthropology, Culture, & Tradition
June 26–July 12, 2024
July 12–July 28, 2024
Venture to Norway this summer to experience its stunning fjords and soaring peaks, and immerse yourself in the country’s culture and traditions. Norwegians have a storied history of connecting with the natural world and their kinship with the Earth is infused into many aspects of daily life. Choose either the Photography or Anthropology, Culture, &…
  • Photo Workshop


June 30–July 8, 2024
July 11–July 19, 2024
With erupting geysers, endless grasslands teeming with wildlife, and gem-colored geothermal pools, Yellowstone National Park is the perfect place to explore the field of photography. This summer, venture into this geological wonderland with a team of talented photography instructors and your National Geographic Explorer to document bears and bison, pronghorns, wolves, elk, bald eagles, and…