Planning & Timeline


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Expedition Planning Timeline & Enrollment

Our educational group travel services are ideal for educators on the leading edge of global studies and experiential learning and with proper planning and execution, and professional support by No Barriers Youth, your educational expedition will enlighten, educate, and forever change the lives of your participants.

Here is what to think about as you begin to design an Expedition program:

Prior To Departure

9 – 12+ Months

  • Secure permission to travel abroad with students by your school and/or district
  • Contact No Barriers Youth to learn about the wealth of travel destinations available to you and the programs and itineraries we can provide
  • Discuss and finalize your travel destination taking into account where your students want to go and what they can afford

7 – 9 Months

  • With outstanding recruitment help from No Barriers Youth schedule and deliver a Program Information Meeting (PIM) to generate excitement and start registration
  • Continue with recruitment efforts by using the school newsletter, emails, announcements, and student ambassadors
  • With help from No Barriers Youth guide your students through the registration and payment process

2 – 7 Months

  • Conclude recruitment efforts and finalize the itinerary if your working on a co-created itinerary with No Barriers Youth
  • Schedule pre-expedition orientation and program meetings to prepare your students for the experience

Take Flight!

  • Board your flight for what will be a transformational and impactful experience for you and your students

No Barriers Youth Pre-Designed and Co-Created Itineraries

For ease and affordability many educators choose a No Barriers Youth itinerary that has been pre-designed with passionate and proactive global educators in mind. These pre-designed itineraries allow teachers to focus their students and their curriculum while leaving itinerary design and execution to us.

Co-created itineraries allow the school or Group Leader to help design the expedition, customize the trip theme or topic, and infuse their in-class curriculum more fully.  The majority of the schools we work with take advantage of this service to increase the impact on their students.

It doesn’t matter what type of itinerary you choose, you will always receive an authentic and immersive travel experience and you will never be combined with another school or group. Also, on every trip we cater to your needs with regards to departure date and trip length and work with you on your budgetary constraints.

Before, During, & After

Throughout the entire program No Barriers Youth is here to provide industry leading knowledge and support including:

  • Visa and immunization guidance
  • Promotional collateral to help recruit students
  • Liability waivers and online travel registration
  • Service learning resources
  • Emergency medical and trip cancellation insurance
  • Professional risk management procedures
  • Unmatched in-country support and knowledge
  • And much, much more

No Barriers Youth gave me the opportunity of a lifetime to study in a whole new culture, and I would do it all over again if given the chance!

Nellie S., Student

We are so grateful to you for helping give our daughter her wings to fly!

Kim M., Parent

The trip has forever changed her and altered her perspective - all in wonderful ways. Thank you No Barriers Youth for her enlightenment!

Moss P., Parent

Our daughter returned from her No Barriers Youth trip, as many do, looking through a new set of eyes at the world around her and her place in it.

Joan B., Parent

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