Over the past few years, many people have asked me for travel tips & recommendations. I am building a post-college/early career bridge year program, Globe Year, and through that process have discovered many incredible programs & organizations that help facilitate international travel. The resources below provide some great options for both short and long term travel options.

Experiential Learning Programs

Startup Weekend

Starting Bloc – 5 day Institute in Social Innovation

The BOLD Academy


Camp Grounded – Summer camp for adults…brilliant!

MBAdventures – 3-day trip to the Utah desert

The Higher Purpose Project – Epic journey with an inspirational community

The Meraki Collective – 10 day learning adventure in the Greek Islands

Think Impact – 3 or 8 week trips abroad. Focus on Social Innovation

Millennial Trains Project – Awesome train journey across the US

The Maven Summit

Social Entrepreneur Corps – 3 or 8 week trips abroad focused on social entrepreneurship

Operation Groundswell – 45 day backpacking trips around the world

Balloon Kenya – Work with local entrepreneurs

Innovative Education Programs

The Mycelium School


The Amani Institute

Experience Institute

Short-Term Travel Programs

The GREEN Program

Global Glimpse


Adventures Cross Country

Gap Year Programs 

Globe Year

Where There Be Dragons

Global Citizen Year

Thinking Beyond Borders


Projects Abroad

The Journey Network

Sansori Bridge Year

Leap Year

Teach Abroad

World Teach

Semester at Sea

Volunteer Abroad


International Service Learning

Cross-Cultural Solutions

Study Abroad

Academic Programs International




Exciting Travel Options


The Trip Tribe

Overland Adventures

Magical Mystery Tour

University Programs

The Minerva Project

Graduate Programs

Hult University

SIT Graduate Program

Fellowship Programs



City Year

Teach for America

Peace Corps

Atlas Corps

MBAs Without Borders

Acumen Fellows

IDEX Fellowship


Echoing Green Fellowship

Venture for America

Watson Fellowship

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