UN Development Goal:

Sustainable Cities & Communities

Half of the world’s population lives in cities

Poverty is often present in densely populated urban spaces. 828 million of these people live in slums. Ensuring that cities are safe and sustainable protects vulnerable populations. This includes affordable housing, reliable public transportation, and inclusive urban planning.

Make an Impact on Sustainable Cities & Communities

Take Action!

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Build Safe & Affordable Housing – 883 million people currently live in slums, mostly in Eastern and Southeastern Asia. By providing materials and helping to build safe and affordable housing for families in these communities, you’re bettering their standard of life, happiness and health.

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Innovate New Public Transportation Routes – Help city planners to create new public transportation routes and systems that are sustainable, effective and incentivize individuals to use these resources.

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Support Underdeveloped Countries through Financial & Technical Assistance – While natural disasters can wipe out developed cities and communities, the impact these occurrences have on least developed communities is radical. Support these communities through financial and technical assistance in preparing for natural disasters and providing relief after.

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Sample Projects

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Groups have helped small communities near the coastlines of Bangladesh build more resilient homes to the local climate and plan for rising sea levels.

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Implement a bike-sharing program in cities and communities where public transportation is non-existent and/or not affordable.

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Students have worked with city planners to help create innovative public transportation routes that also incentivize local individuals to use regularly.

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Where will you make your difference?

Agriculture in Coastal California

Arrive in San Francisco, depart from Santa Barbara and delight in the wonder of Coastal California. Engage with experts in the fields of agriculture and aquaculture. Relish fresh, coastal cuisine, and gaze at the unparalleled vistas.

Andalusian Adventure through Spain

Discover the beautiful sights, sounds, and flavors of Southern Spain. Journey through Sevilla, Granada, Cordoba, Ronda, and Zahara in this action-packed itinerary. Get ready for the ultimate Andalusian Adventure!

Art, Cuisine, & Sustainability in Porto, Portugal

Porto has breathtaking medieval architecture, lively music, wonderful food and amazing wine. The best way to experience Porto is by walking her medieval streets full of vibrant art and azulejo tiles. Have your camera at the ready, there will be many photo opportunities! Porto is a bustling city by day that turns romantic and soft at night.

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Baltics Historical Tour

Enjoy this unique trip abroad as you explore the charming Baltic states and get lost in history, medieval traditions, architecture and enchanting castles. Explore the best of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania on this week-long Baltics tour and get ready to be mesmerized by some of the world’s most preserved historical sites!

Beautiful Barcelona

From Roman ruins and Modernist architecture to a vibrant nightlife, there’s more than enough to see and do in Barcelona. This incredible week-long trip abroad will be an experience for all five senses that you’ll always remember.

Best of Tokyo

Experience the best of the past and present of Japan’s capital as you spend five exciting days in the electric metropolis of Tokyo. Explore lush gardens and fascinating museums, and sample the exceptional variety of food options the city offers on every corner. You’ll never want to leave!

Buenos Aires Immersion

Ignite all of your senses as you dive deep into the rich & colorful culture of Buenos Aires, Argentina. This 11-day adventure has it all. Explore bustling city life, practice the art of empanada making, get in touch with the natural world & gaze upon some of the world’s tallest peaks, and experience the lifestyle of Argentinian Gauchos. Come along with us!

Cherry Blossoms of Japan

Between late March to mid-April, most of the country celebrates the arrival of spring with cherry blossom viewings known as Hanami. Not only is this the perfect opportunity to take in Japan’s incredible culture, but it’s also an ideal time for photographers to capture some truly breathtaking images during their overseas adventures. This week-long tour is sure to give you plenty of peaceful springtime memories that you won’t soon forget.

Classic London Tour

Spend five glorious days in London experiencing the best of what the city has to offer! Explore classic London landmarks like the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and Piccadilly Circus. Take in a show on the West End, discover London’s world famous museums and go shopping on some of the most iconic streets in the world.

Discover Vancouver

Spend seven thrilling days getting to know the jewel of British Columbia! Famous worldwide for its cultural diversity and friendly citizens, Vancouver will also dazzle you with its abundance of natural beauty. Marvel at the ways Vancouver balances its metropolitan sophistication with the serenity of its nearby wilderness

Eco Adventures in Marine Conservation in Belize

Combine your scuba diving skills with your love for the marine world on unique eco adventures to study marine sciences while you work to preserve the Belize Barrier Reef, the second largest reef system in the world! Join us in monitoring the health of the reef and its inhabitants and managing the impacts of the invasive lionfish that have no natural enemies and are destructive to the natural balance of the reef. Your efforts make a difference!

Elephant Nature Park Short Stay

Get a taste of northern Thailand on this 3-day excursion to Chiang Mai! Explore beautifully constructed white and gold temples, elephants living in a safe, protected area, and unforgettable panoramic views. ยินดีต้อนรับสู่ประเทศไทย!

Educational Student Tour to Costa Rica with Worldwide Navigators

Environmental Biology & Math in Costa Rica

On this trip to Costa Rica, you will have an educational and adventurous experience. The trip’s highlights include hiking up the tallest volcano in the country, zip-lining through a cloud forest, and embarking on a safari through Santa Rosa National Park. Book your overseas adventure to Costa Rica today!

Experience the Roman Empire

The rich history of Rome is abundant as soon as you arrive. This city captures a unique blend of ancient ruins and modern buildings. The hustle and bustle of the city filled with Vespas is juxtaposed with the peace of Palatine Hill, the history of the Colosseum, and the wealth of the Empire. The sites, the food, and the culture will have you saying, Amo Roma!

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Exploring Costa Rica

Costa Rica is known for its serene waters, hidden oasis, and lush jungles. As one of the world’s most biodiverse countries that are protected by political figures and the law, this wanderlust location is a must-see for all adventurers. On this trip to Costa Rica, you will have an educational and adventurous experience. The trip’s highlights include volunteering at a wildlife rescue center, zip-lining in the country’s cloud forest, and cruising to Tortuga Island. Book your overseas adventure to study environmental sciences in Costa Rica today!

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Futaleufú River Expedition in Chile

Located in Southern Chile, Fualeufú translates to “big river” in Mapuche. The town is truly a paradise for experience and extreme sports. From its nature to its wildlife, this destination is a must-see for those with a want for adventure and empowerment. This student tour will provide you with the life-changing opportunity to raft and kayak the Fualeufú rapids, horseback-ride through lush forests, and rock-climb up and zip-line across cliffs.

Study Architecture in Brazil with Worldwide Navigators

Futurist Architecture in Brazil

With sweeping curves, wave-like features and wind-blown bends, Oscar Niemeyer’s modernist design aesthetic sets his work apart. It’s easily recognizable by bright white facades, 1960s ambiance and disks, domes and saucer-like components. International student trips let you immerse yourself in a week-long study of Niemeyer’s work and his contributions to global architecture and design.

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Growing a Tourism Culture in China

This journey gives you some of the highlights of this vast Asian country and its culture. You will explore temples and palaces of ancient emperors, visit sites with beautiful vistas of the countryside and see some typical local homes and jobs as you visit some key cities of this amazing country. You tour will take you to Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, and Beijing on this trip.

Iceland Arctic Tour

Explore the Arctic Ocean by cruise ship as it circumnavigates Iceland during your summer vacation. Embark in Rekyjavik after a guided tour with an expert in climate change and professor from Rekyjavik University. During this LNT Certified tour, make steps at UNESCO World Heritage Site Breidafjordur Bay, Lake Myvatn Nature Reserve, take part in an impact project in partnership with Ecology Project International and Travelers Against Plastic, visit islands, glaciers and see the aurora borealis.

Isla de Vieques Shelter Recovery

Provide a safe and secure home for one or more island families. Work beside like-minded humanitarians in your quest to give back. Enjoy one of the world’s beautiful islands and relax in the evening knowing you have given your all during the day.

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Learning Through Service in Belgium

Belgium is often overlooked when people look to take part in projects abroad, but there are plenty of ways you can help. During your stay, your group will help feed hungry asylum seekers in Gare du Nord looking for a fresh start in Belgium and you’ll help reduce the growing problem of food waste in Anderlecht . Come travel with us today and have a delicious Belgian beer!

Linger Longer in South Africa

Explore the vibrant city of Cape Town, South Africa! On this 3-Day getaway we’ll seek a balance between bustling city and invigorating ocean views to discover the heart of this captivating city. Welcome to South Africa!

Lisbon: A Primer to Portugal

Experience postcard-perfect Lisbon. Wander the cobblestone streets that climb into twisting, tile-adorned neighborhoods, each one its own treasure. In this old, vertical city, one thing is evident: Lisbon proudly holds on to its history as a sea-faring nation and its identity as hard-working artists and artisans.

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Medellín: Colombia’s City of Eternal Spring

Embrace this one-of-a-kind trip to Medellín where you will learn about the history of the city that was once considered the murder capital of the world and now attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists per year due to gentrification. Explore the incredibly vast biodiversity of Colombia with trips to Parque Arví, Guatapé, Salento, and one of the many coffee regions of Antioquia where you will get to taste some of the finest coffee in the world.

Mystical Romania

Mesmerizing landscapes, historic towns, and mystical castles, oh my! This five days trip covers Bucharest and the southern part of Transylvania, a land of fairy tales, mystical castles, and medieval cities. Come along for this historically rich, not-to be missed trip of Romania.

Pingzi Sky Lantern Festival in Taiwan

Grab your passport and explore the elegant island country of Taiwan. Combining traditional culture with state-of-the-art technology, the Taiwan Lantern Festival is a dazzling party and one of the biggest and most spectacular lantern festivals in Asia!

Portugal: Off the Beaten Path

Portugal is surprisingly undiscovered by travelers in spite of its close proximity to Spain, a popular tour destination in Europe. On this 5-day tour, explore Lisbon, Sintra and Porto, and discover why Portugal is the best kept secret in Europe.

Renewable Energy in Iceland

Discover the unique story of one of the world’s leaders in renewable and sustainable energy. Stand in awe of your surroundings while you experience the wonderland sculpted by Earth’s natural elements. Discover the delicate balance of Iceland; between fire and ice, light and dark, the natural world and man made innovation.

Restless in Bangkok

The bustling metropolis is a real concrete jungle, but her subtle polarity might not be visible by simply looking across the city skyline. Rich and poor, fancy malls and small food carts, modernity and tradition, Buddhism and animism, all merging together to create this vivid international city. Bangkok attracts people from all backgrounds and origin. Step out of the comfort of your hotel and dive in!

Marine Science Student Tour in the Bahamas with Worldwide Navigators

Scuba Diving Tour in the Bahamas

The Bahamas is a unique place located in the Caribbean Sea. Made up of 365 Bahamian islands and cays, surrounded by sapphire-blue water. WIthin those islands are the Exumas. The Exumas are a collection of dream destinations. You can find any type of overseas adventure you like — exciting or relaxing — on these islands. Go and enjoy and have a week full of memories to take back home.

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Sporting Tour in Australia

Australia boasts some of the most diverse marine ecosystems on the planet. Journey to the other side of the globe with us on this epic sporting tour. You’ll learn about the country’s sport health industry, environmental practices and enjoy multiple cultural excursions to experience the most out of your trip abroad.

The Trans-Siberian Railway Expedition

Discover three of the world’s largest countries – Russia, Mongolia and China – while traveling on the iconic Trans Siberian Railway! Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned traveler, your ten-day journey across miles of unspoiled lands will surely be one of the top adventures of your lifetime!

Tour the Golden Circle, Iceland Adventure

Stand in awe of your surroundings while you experience the wonderland sculpted by Earth’s natural elements. Marvel at geysers and glaciers galore as you venture through a geologic library hundreds of thousands of years in the making.

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Trekking Expedition in Bhutan

Bhutan is renowned for its mountains and monasteries, as well as incredible trekking expeditions. On this trip to Bhutan, you will enjoy an adventurous, cultural, and educational trek from the town of Paro to the town of Thimphu. The trip’s highlights include eating lunch in a monastery hanging on a 1000-meter cliff, experiencing Bhutan’s rare and national animal, and adventuring over cables, ridges, and suspension bridges. Enjoy global travel in Bhutan today!

Ultimate Scotland

Visit scenic Scotland on this eight day whirlwind tour. traditional Scottish cuisine and music, and dive into Scotland’s history and legends. We’ll take the road less traveled through Highland landscapes complete with lochs, mountains, and moors. Take in the sights of white sand beaches and mystical fairies on the Isle of Skye.

Vienna Short Stay

Discover Austria’s top sights in a four day, multi-city tour. Begin with a few days in classic Vienna, with a day trip to musical Salzburg. From palaces to gardens to rolling green hills, Austria has sights and sounds to inspire.

Where History Meets Ecology in Venice

There’s no place like Venice! This city is unique in her water-focused history, unconventional architecture, classical art, and abundant seafood. Venice is directly affected by global climate change; the rising oceans result in seasonal flooding which affects the tourism industry and local economy.