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A place-based semester high school for girls.

The Traveling School amplifies female voices through transformative education to ignite positive change.

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.

The semester continent is up to you.

Fall 2022 & Spring 2023

Western United States

Montana | Wyoming | Utah | Colorado | Arizona

Navigate booming rapids while contemplating the social and economic effects of hydroelectric energy. Stargaze in the desert while discussing the injustices of dispossessed Indigenous homelands. 

POSTPONED

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.

POSTPONED

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 2021 & Spring 2022

Western United States

Montana | Wyoming | Utah | Colorado | Arizona

Navigate booming rapids while contemplating the social and economic effects of hydroelectric energy. Stargaze in the desert while discussing the injustices of dispossessed Indigenous homelands.

POSTPONED

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.

POSTPONED

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

Student-to-Teacher Ratio

Alumnae

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 Traveling School

Journal

Q&A with TTS15 Alumna, Sydney Yang 

An interview with Maddie Johnson, TTS Marketing & Recruiting Coordinator How did your experience with The Traveling School shape your life path? Thirteen years later, my semester with TTS continues to shape milestone decisions and provides grounding...

Happy Mother’s Day 2022

Happy Mother’s Day from TTS37!Here at TTS, we are SO thankful for all of the mothers, grandmothers, femme mentors, and maternal figures that have given so much to each of us and our communities. We celebrate those who have given life to us, who care for us...

How we combat classroom gender bias at The Traveling School

By Drew Higgins, TTS36 Faculty Member Today is International Women’s Day and the theme of IWD 2022 is #breakthebias. Despite progress in gender equity over the last several decades, gender bias persists in our world and in our educational system.Through...

Six Reasons We’re Different

Six Reasons We’re DifferentIs The Traveling School right for me? How is it different from regular school, other semester schools or experiential education programs? Here are six reasons a TTS semester is unique. If these excite you, you might just be a...

Dear Future TTS Students

Dear Future TTS Students,It’s been almost two months since I boarded a plane from Phoenix, Arizona, and returned home to the suburbs of Connecticut. Two months since TTS semester 36 ended, and our family of 15 (students and teachers; friends and mentors)...

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The Traveling School depends on donors like you to ensure these opportunities are available to all women.

We are dedicated to financial transparency.
If you have any additional questions about our financials, please contact Executive Director Jennifer Royall directly.