On expedition in Costa Rica, middle schoolers monkey around with the locals—from school children and community hosts to leatherback sea turtles, exotic birds, and, yes, capuchin, howler, and spider monkeys.
On expedition in Costa Rica middle schoolers monkey around with the localsfrom

Travel to Costa Rica

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Promise Samson
Our trip to Tanzania changes lives. But it’s not just the travelers who come back transformed—student conservation projects leave local communities better off, too.
Our trip to Tanzania changes lives But its not just the travelers

Tanzania Community Service Student Trip

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Go west, young travelers: Middle schoolers join naturalists and a Nat Geo expert on a thrilling trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton—complete with grizzly bears and wolves, boiling mud pots and bucking broncos, and lessons in photography and conservation.
Go west young travelers Middle schoolers join naturalists and a Nat Geo

Student Yellowstone & Grand Teton

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Dispatch from the Kathmandu Valley: Students work alongside locals on community service projects in a Nepalese village.
Dispatch from the Kathmandu Valley Students work alongside locals on community service

Update from the Nepalese Village

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She’s been to more than 20 countries, but this young traveler says she will never forget riding horseback through the Andes with Nat Geo.
Shes been to more than 20 countries but this young traveler says

Interview with Student Alum Emily S.

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Jacques Cousteau meets Nat Geo: Students plumb the depths of underwater shark research in Belize.
Jacques Cousteau meets Nat Geo Students plumb the depths of underwater shark

Shark Research with MarAlliance

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Sipping hot cocoa under constellations of glow worms caps off an unforgettable adventure in New Zealand.
Sipping hot cocoa under constellations of glow worms caps off an unforgettable

River Adventure

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Temples and kickboxing and elephant mud baths, oh my! Student travelers discover what makes Thailand one of the most enticing places on the planet.
Temples and kickboxing and elephant mud baths oh my Student travelers discover

Thailand Community Service Trip

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It’s not easy being coral. On expedition in Bali, students learn about threats to these marine dazzlers.
Its not easy being coral On expedition in Bali students learn about

The Challenges of Being a Coral

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How to prepare for a Nat Geo student trip? “Bring everything you are and then forget it as well,” says Nat Geo photographer Erika Larsen.
We're thrilled to announce the winners of the 2017 Nat Geo Teen Service Awards! From climate change to illiteracy, these young changemakers are tackling some of today's most pressing global issues.
Were thrilled to announce the winners of the 2017 Nat Geo Teen

Nat Geo Teen Service Awards

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There’s no guide to Machu Picchu quite like National Geographic—after all, we funded Hiram Bingham’s Peruvian expeditions more than 100 years ago, after he rediscovered these legendary Inca ruins.
Theres no guide to Machu Picchu quite like National Geographicafter all we

Peru Expedition

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From surf lessons to a scavenger hunt with locals, young travelers ride a wave of Costa Rica’s “pura vida” in Playa Hermosa.
From surf lessons to a scavenger hunt with locals young travelers ride

First Days in Playa Hermosa

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We’re going straight to the wild, wild West—of China! Discovering the Gobi Desert, a six-story-tall Buddha, and mega-dunes by camel.
Were going straight to the wild wild Westof China Discovering the Gobi

The Edge of the Gobi

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Snapshot of Shanghai: Students go big in this mega-city.
Snapshot of Shanghai: Students go big in this megacity

Our Adventure Begins in Shanghai

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It takes a village to truly feel at home in Costa Rica. Our group finds a warm welcome in Pozo Azul.
It takes a village to truly feel at home in Costa Rica

Settling into Village Life

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Students take Argentina by the “Devil’s Throat” at magical Iguazu Falls.
Students take Argentina by the “Devil’s Throat” at magical Iguazu Falls

Magical Iguazu Falls

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Some like it cold: During New Zealand’s winter, student travelers hit the slopes in the Southern Alps, snowshoe atop a glacier, explore ice caves—and capture it all on film.
Some like it cold During New Zealands winter student travelers hit the

New Zealand Student Expedition

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A trio of humpback whales gave these students kayaking in Alaska a send-off show to remember.
A trio of humpback whales gave these students kayaking in Alaska a

Spotting Whales in Kayakers Cove

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