Affordable school and college expeditions providing a challenging and rewarding learning experience for students aged 13-18.
Educational, meaningful and affordable trips for students are hard to come by. Ideally, as a teacher, you’ll be looking for a trip that not only meets specific curriculum objectives but helps your students’ educational and personal development. Well, look no further.
Having worked closely with teachers, students and educational professionals, our school and college trips are specifically created with your students, and their personal development, in mind.
Our aim is to make the entire experience for you as a group leader as simple, easy and hassle-free as possible. We take care of the admin, provide inclusive packages, and help students and teachers through every step of their trip journey so that you feel supported from start to finish.
The experience for your students starts the moment they sign up. During the pre-departure stage, students gain invaluable life skills such as money management, independent decision-making and planning. Every student comes back a more resilient, enterprising and flexible individual, whilst learning exactly what it takes to become a truly global citizen.
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Five Reasons Why Schools and Colleges Choose Us
African Adventures is an education travel specialist, having organised successful volunteer experiences for thousands of students and hundreds of schools and colleges. We proudly hold a number of accreditations that should give you faith that you are travelling with a reputable and trusted company that is safely run, fully insured, and responsibly motivated.
We make your trip as easy to organise as possible. Our bespoke online platform holds all the tools and resources you and your group will need to prepare you for the journey ahead. Your dedicated Groups Manager will take care of trip admin and make sure that your entire group is looked after, from launch to your safe return.
African Adventures is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, aligning our work to the UN Sustainable Development Goals; the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. We are committed to driving 15 of the 17 Goals – related to people, planet, prosperity, peace, and partnership – giving our work real focus and meaning.
We have established a unique, ethical and effective model of volunteering which allows volunteers to get the most out of their experience whilst providing maximum benefit to our partner projects.
Quite simply, we guarantee that you won’t find the same opportunity for less. Our packages include everything you need and our support tools make financing them as simple as possible.
School and College Trip Package
What’s Included In Your Package
We pride ourselves on our excellent pre-departure service and comprehensive packages.
- Free staff place with every 10 volunteers
- Dedicated UK Groups Manager
- Launch presentation and pre-departure meeting
- Fundraising support and ideas
- Access to our online portal, My African Adventure, for trip information, travel advice, payments and planning
- Bespoke volunteer travel insurance
- Financial protection under the ATOL scheme
- African Adventures t-shirt
- Water-to-Go filter bottle
- Visa application support
When You Travel
- Return indirect flights from London Heathrow1 2
- Return airport transfers in-country and daily transport
- Orientation upon arrival
- Dedicated in-country Trip Host
- Single-sex, shared accommodation
- Three meals per day (except adventure days)
- Pre-planned project work
- 24-hour support in the event of an emergency
- Cultural events and activities
- Project development contribution
What’s Not Included
Very little, actually.
- UK medical expenses – any vaccinations or antimalarial tablets
- Visa fee (£30-£60, subject to destination)
- DBS check for over 18s (£10)
During your trip
- Direct flights and regional airport departures available for additional cost
- A £50 supplement applies for flights departing in July or August
In a recent survey of our youth volunteers…
of respondents said that the experience met their expectations
of respondents feel that their trip gave them a better insight into a different culture and the wider world
of respondents would recommend our trips to other young people
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Frequently Asked Questions
Your students will benefit greatly and will:
- Learn valuable skills such as money management, fundraising, planning and critical thinking.
- Enjoy a unique educational experience, enhancing college, apprenticeship and university application prospects.
- Return as more globally and culturally aware citizens.
- Help to create lasting change and become more understanding of international development work.
- Feel proud of the impact made whilst volunteering.
- Go on an emotional journey that will make them appreciate their quality of education.
- Build new relationships and make new friends.
- Be encouraged to continue their philanthropic commitment into the future.
The benefits of educational volunteering can be found in our Learning Outside the Classroom white paper.
Yes, return flights are included as standard in all our group trip packages.
Any student between the ages of 13-18 would be ideally suited to volunteer with African Adventures.
We have groups travelling throughout the year. Just let us know when is the best time for your group to travel!
Our safety record is impeccable. Visit the ‘Your Safety’ section of our website to find out more.
Our teacher places are entirely free (based on 10 students travelling for every one teacher).