The Traveling School empowers young women academically, physically and culturally through an experiential overseas high school semester.

All Girls Education

Our all-female environment allows students to focus on academic achievement, develop leadership skills and build self-esteem in a supportive community.

Global Perspective

Living out of backpacks and duffels, students engage in communities, learning firsthand about the real-life impacts of global issues such as climate change, indigeneity, race, power and privilege.

Next Generation Leaders

Empowering our students to take action and spark positive change. When young women build leadership skills, they become tomorrow’s changemakers.

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My Traveling School semester is the single, richest, experience that I have ever had. It built my confidence, channeled my curiosity, encouraged me to consider my impact on the world and empowered me to make that impact positive. It launched me into my adult life and the person I had always wanted to become.

Shannon - The Traveling School Alumni
Shannon, Fall & Spring 2010 Alumna

The semester continent is up to you

Fall semester:

Southern Africa

Zambia | Namibia | Botswana | South Africa

Travel across the sun-kissed terrain of southern Africa, experiencing all it has to offer.  Float Botswana's Okavango Delta, explore Namib desert's diamond ghost towns and engage in local communities throughout the region.

Spring semester:

South America

Ecuador | Peru | Bolivia

Delve into the jungle with naturalists to explore plants, animals and waterways of the Amazon Basin.  Participate in community projects and a homestay with an indigenous Quichua family.

Fall semester:

Southern Africa

Zambia | Namibia | Zimbabwe | South Africa

Travel across the sun-kissed terrain of Southern Africa, experiencing all it has to offer.  Float Botswana's Okavango Delta, explore the Namib deserts' diamond ghost towns and engage in local communities throughout the region.

Spring semester:

South America

Ecuador | Peru | Bolivia

Delve into the jungle with naturalists to explore plants, animals, and waterways of the Amazon Basin.  Participate in community projects and a homestay with an indigenous Quichua family.

Semester Options

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Alumnae

The Traveling School

Journal

Ten Years Later: Where I’ve Been, Where I Am and Where I’m Going

Reflections from Traveling School alumnae Becca Baruc. ​I went on The Traveling School ten years ago. Ten. Years. Ago. I’m now in Chicago as a visual artist, teacher, curator and my Traveling School semester still defines my journey today. When I arrived to Chicago, I...

Alumna Spotlight: Emma Owens Receives Adventure Learning Grant

Upon returning from her Traveling School semester, Emma Owens realized a passion for learning in classrooms without walls.  Now, a student at Fairhaven college, Emma plans on taking her passion to India. As a recipient of the Adventure Learning Grant, Emma will travel...

Traveling School Impact: #GlobalHome

Three years ago, Simrill Smith hopped off a plane from a life-changing experience at The Traveling School’s 26th semester in southern Africa. Simrill remembers the inspiring classes and strong community that developed at The Traveling School with deep fondness. “My...

Dizzying Freedom, by Katherine Reid

My name is Katherine Reid and I am writing to tell you a story. It’s not one you hear every day. It’s the story of a 15 year old girl from Montana. She went to school and became numb to what she was learning, ideas were being shoved into her mind and she didn’t filter...

Our Six Favorite Places to Visit in South America

After 15 years of traveling through Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia...here are some of the best adventures to be had (from our opinion)!  1. Santa Cruz Trek in the Cordillera Blanca mountains of Peru. Check out Cafe Andino in Huaraz as a jumping off point.  2. Raft the...

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