Japan

The interplay of tradition and innovation is an important element of Japan’s culture. This summer, choose either the Photography or Anthropology, Culture, & Tradition On Assignment theme and explore the intersections of ancient cultural practices and modern life.... read more

Costa Rica

Journey to Costa Rica this summer and explore some of the country‚Äôs highest peaks, densest forests, and most remote natural reserves while immersing yourself in the region‚Äôs rich cultural landscapes. Choose your On Assignment theme‚ÄĒeither Photography or Anthropology,... read more

Thailand

With its vibrant traditions, world-renowned cuisine, and spectacular landscapes dotted with glistening temples, it’s easy to see why Thailand is one of the most-visited places on the planet. This summer, choose either the Photography or Anthropology, Culture, &... read more

Namibia

This summer, go into the field and experience conservation in action in Namibia with National Geographic Explorers, leading ecologists, storytellers, and other like-minded high school students. Choose either the Photography or Wildlife Conservation On Assignment... read more

Iceland

Iceland is a country of extremes, where geysers and lava flows coexist with powerful waterfalls and calving glaciers. Located at the edge of the Arctic Circle, much of the island remains under ice, yet it is also one of the planet’s most volcanically active countries.... read more

Ecuador & the Gal√°pagos

This summer, travel to Ecuador, one of the world’s most biodiverse countries to learn about wildlife conservation or photography. Begin in the lush Chocó cloud forest before ascending to the Andean páramo, a highland ecosystem considered to be one of the fastest... read more

Canadian Arctic

The Arctic tundra is one of our planet‚Äôs most stunning wildlife habitats: an endless snowscape in the winter that bursts with life when summer arrives, drawing migrating species such as caribou, beluga whales, and‚ÄĒmost famously‚ÄĒpolar bears. Travel to the Canadian... read more

Norway

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... read more

Baja & the Gulf of California

Often called ‚Äúthe aquarium of the world‚ÄĚ, the Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez, teems with marine life, from acrobatic dolphins and sea lions to massive manta rays and whale sharks. Travel to Baja, Mexico this summer and dive into this incredible... read more

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Ecuador & the Gal√°pagos

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June 26‚ÄďJuly 13, 2024
This summer, travel to Ecuador, one of the world’s most biodiverse countries to learn about wildlife conservation or photography. Begin in the lush Chocó cloud forest before ascending to the Andean páramo, a highland ecosystem considered to be one of the fastest evolving regions on Earth. Then, explore the geologically unique landscapes and extraordinary wildlife…
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Namibia

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June 22‚ÄďJuly 13, 2024
This summer, go into the field and experience conservation in action in Namibia with National Geographic Explorers, leading ecologists, storytellers, and other like-minded high school students. Choose either the Photography or Wildlife Conservation On Assignment theme, and delve into your focus area. Along your journey, photograph iconic African wildlife like elephants, hyenas, giraffes, and oryx…
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Canadian Arctic

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July 30‚ÄďAugust 9, 2024
August 6‚ÄďAugust 16, 2024
The Arctic tundra is one of our planet‚Äôs most stunning wildlife habitats: an endless snowscape in the winter that bursts with life when summer arrives, drawing migrating species such as caribou, beluga whales, and‚ÄĒmost famously‚ÄĒpolar bears. Travel to the Canadian Arctic this summer to experience this habitat and wildlife up close, using an Arctic research‚Ķ