Program Types

Program Types

High School Programs

Choose from three National Geographic Student Travel high school program types: exploration, photography workshops, or university workshops. Read what makes these programs unique below.


Get out into the field and on expedition around the globe, all through the lens of an On Assignment project. Each trip offers a choice of two areas of focus, such as photography, climate and geology, or wildlife conservation. Pursue your selected project with guidance from your knowledgeable trip leaders and a National Geographic Explorer, and learn through hands-on activities and excursions; then share what you’ve created with the group and your community back home.

University Workshops

From your base at MIT, delve into issues impacting the future of our world, and examine solutions offered by engineering, technology, AI, and robotics. Participate in stimulating seminars and hands-on workshops, and meet National Geographic Explorers to hear about their innovative work in our areas of focus. Develop a capstone project to address an issue you’ve encountered, and pitch your idea to your group and leaders.

Photography and Film Workshops

Photo and film workshops are an opportunity for students to  become better photographers, filmmakers, editors, and storytellers. From a campus base in an iconic location, students have the opportunity, both inside and out of the classroom, to work with your camera and editing software. A National Geographic Explorer or photographer joins the group for the entire duration of the workshop, helping students master their cameras, create engaging images, and become better editors of their own work. Each day, students learn important skills and lessons in the classroom and apply them in some of the world’s most photogenic places. Students will organize, curate, and install a pop up gallery show featuring their original images and will present a short screening of films they produced.