National Geographic Student Expeditions are available for students aged 13+ and come in 4 different program styles. Expeditions - where you can follow a passion or interest of yours. You will be working with National Geographic leaders or professional on a project regarding a multitude of projects that you can choose from. Community Service Programs offer students the ability to make an impact in a community through a service project. Photography Workshops allow students to create a photo portfolio through field class work. It includes photo critique and also requires students to expand on their photography through journalism. University Programs have students delve into important global challenges and build skills in science, leadership, and storytelling to effect positive change in your local community. Throughout the program, you’ll participate in stimulating seminars, hands-on workshops, and active excursions.
To learn more about this opportunity on their official website: https://ngstudentexpeditions.com/
Applications are carefully reviewed by an Admissions Committee, and students are selected on the basis of their maturity, enthusiasm, motivation, and willingness to live and participate constructively in a supportive team environment.
Costs can range depending on the length and complexity of the trip. Costs range between $1,200 to $8,500 +.
Ability to express interest and enthusiasm in a topic that you would like to explore is the most vital skill to be accepted to a program.
During the length of the program, you will be fully involved every day in activities, assignments, analysis, seminars and more. Programs range in length from 8 days to 25 days.
An application form and a deposit payment of $700 is the first step. Afterward, an agreement form is signed and then a letter of intent and teacher references are required before you will know if you have been accepted for the expedition.