Students soak up Costa Rica’s legendary “pura vida” (pure life) on a community service trip in the tropics.

Student Trips to Volunteer in Costa Rica
From climbing coconut trees to practicing meditation, from learning to dance Bollywood-style to rappelling through waterfalls—Nat Geo student travelers immerse themselves in all things Bali.

Coconut Tree Climbing, Campfires and Canyoning at Green Camp
These photos show just the tip of the iceberg (literally!) of the wild majesty that students discover on a Nat Geo expedition to Alaska.

Exploring Exit Glacier
A Thai that binds: Watch Nat Geo student travelers connect with Thai culture as they push themselves out of their comfort zones—from taking a mud bath with elephants to teaching English to local kids. Check out our Thailand Community Service Trip. [ Link ]
Welcome to the jungle: Tag along with Nat Geo student travelers with these photos from their community service trip to Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Community Service Photo Gallery
“I was overwhelmed, inspired, excited.” This Nat Geo trip leader found the secret to great travel—and great photos—in an intense experience when she was a student traveler.

Interview with Student Alum Kate M.
Rocky Mountain High: Climbing rocks and riding rapids, interviewing park rangers and collecting data in the wild—students go bold in Boulder.

Exploration & Conservation Workshop at CU Boulder
First these seven students won National Geographic grants. Next they take on the world’s biggest challenges—from saving the Monarch butterfly to reducing food waste.

Meet Our 2016 Grant Winners!
Say cheese! Student filmmakers capture what made their Nat Geo trip to Switzerland and France so magical.
The world is this young traveler’s oyster: First she explored Ecuador, India, Iceland, and Namibia with National Geographic. Next stop: college.

Alyssa’s Adventures, Q&A from Three Expeditions
From the legacies of Gaudí and Dalí to the tradition of human towers, Catalonia is a work of art—and a perfect muse for Nat Geo student photographers. Check out their shots from in and around Barcelona.

Barcelona Photo Gallery
Bugs might make your skin crawl, but they also help keep our planet buzzing. Now pursuing an education in environmental studies, this Nat Geo student traveler is drawing on his experiences in Australia to help save the world’s tiniest creatures.

Alex’s College Essay, Australia Expedition
Bali as base camp: Student travelers dive into the ecologically rich “coral triangle” on this unforgettable expedition.

Featured Trip: Bali Expedition
Meet Ecuador’s “Cuckoo-lady”—and learn why this Nat Geo student trip leader is proud of her nickname.

Q&A with Trip Leader Nicole Büttner
Turtle power! Tag along with snorkelers and glimpse the underwater wonder of the Galápagos.

Behind the Scenes: Snorkeling in the Galápagos.
Don't miss out! Today is the last day to nominate a teen for the Nat Geo service award—and the chance to win a trip with Nat Geo Student Expeditions.

Nat Geo Teen Service Awards
Time's almost up! Only one day left to nominate a teen for the Nat Geo service award—and the chance to win a trip with Nat Geo Student Expeditions.

National Geographic Student Expeditions
On our student trip to Argentina and Chile, young travelers learn to tango, explore Patagonia, collect wildlife data alongside researchers—and have the time of their life.

Argentina and Chile Student Expedition
See how student travelers do their part to keep Bali beautiful, from snorkeling its reefs to help promote coral growth to releasing a turtle back into the ocean at a local hatchery.

Protecting Coral Reefs and Sea Turtles in Bali
Swiss can’t-miss: Student travelers go mad for the Matterhorn and explore the alpine landscape by trams, trains, gondolas, zip-line, and on foot.

Trams, Trains, Gondolas and Zipping through Switzerland