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.

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

Student-to-Teacher Ratio

Alumnae

The Traveling School

Journal

Honoring RBG: One Alumna’s Reflections on Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Laura Brin, TTS Development Director Jane Belcaster, a Spring 2018 Alumna, hung out with RBG a few years ago. THE Ruth Bader Ginsberg! Then a high school senior coming off her 15 weeks with The Traveling School, Jane put the confidence she honed on her South America...

Tips and Tricks for Virtual Learning

This year, going back to school looks different. Perhaps you are engaging in a hybrid learning plan split between remote and in-person learning. Or maybe you’re slated to live behind a screen for the entire semester.After your first few weeks back at school, we wanted...

Navigating 2020

How The Traveling School Helped Prepare Alumnae for this Year’s ChallengesBy Maddie JohnsonMarketing and Recruiting Coordinator; TTS33 and TTS34 Faculty “TTS taught me that life will sometimes hurt like hell. It’s not perfect. It’s not as simple as it seems. It...

Harder Times Ahead (hopefully)

A Message From John Shea John Shea, current TTS Board member and father of TTS29 Alumna, Eila Shea, has spent the better part of his career rethinking secondary education and the better part of his adult life traveling the world. He has taught at the Cambridge Rindge...

BLM Community Resources

  Organizations in Need of Donations  Black Lives Matter The Innocence Project Defund the Police NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund Black Visions Collective Color of Change The ACLU and the ACLU of Minnesota The Loveland Foundation George Floyd’s Family...

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