Authentic Travel

We are committed to our mission of inspiring youth and providing transformative travel experiences. We use a hands-on approach to discover what it means to live like a local in each destination. Our programs instill a love for travel, hunger for learning, and genuine curiosity about different cultures.

Ditch the tour bus and have a real traveler’s experience with us this summer!

Ready for an authentic teen travel experience?

Choose from 46 countries to explore.

Featured Programs

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Thrill Walk
25 Days $9,995

Ultimate European Explorer

Cultural Exploration, For 9th and 10th Grade
Dates
  • Jun 29 - Jul 23 Full
Current Grades

9, 10

Program Length

25 Days

Program Details
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turtle snorkel
11 Days $5,395

Hawaii Sea Turtle Service & Adventure

Community Service, Cultural Exploration, Outdoor Adventure, Popular Tours
Dates
  • Jun 29 - Jul 9 Full
  • Jul 10 - Jul 20 Very-limited
  • Jul 21 - Jul 31 Limited
  • Aug 1 - Aug 11 Available
  • Jun 19 - Jun 29 Full
Current Grades

9, 10, 11, 12

Program Length

11 Days

Program Details
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25 Days $9,995

Europe for Middle School: Greece, Italy & the Islands

Cultural Exploration, For Middle School
Dates
  • Jul 11 - Aug 4 Very-limited
Current Grades

7, 8

Program Length

25 Days

Program Details
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Teenage travelers explore Amsterdam on summer travel program in Europe
13 Days $5,295

Europe for Older Teens: Amsterdam, Munich, Swiss Alps & Venice

Cultural Exploration, For Older Teens
Dates
  • Jun 29 - Jul 11 Full
  • Jul 3 - Jul 15 Very-limited
  • Jul 23 - Aug 4 Full
Current Grades

11, 12

Program Length

13 Days

Program Details
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Teen enjoys surfing in Costa Rica on summer student travel program.
11 Days $4,295

Costa Rica for Older Teens: Adrenaline

Cultural Exploration, For Older Teens, Outdoor Adventure, Popular Tours
Dates
  • Jul 10 - Jul 20 Very-limited
Current Grades

11, 12

Program Length

11 Days

Program Details
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Teens enjoy the beach in Costa Rica on their summer travel tour.
11 Days $4,295

Costa Rica for Middle School: Adrenaline

Cultural Exploration, For Middle School, Outdoor Adventure, Popular Tours
Dates
  • Jul 21 - Jul 31 Very-limited
  • Aug 1 - Aug 11 Available
Current Grades

7, 8

Program Length

11 Days

Program Details
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Teen poses in front of a traditional temple in Japan during their summer high school program.
17 Days $7,595

Japan Discovery & Service

Community Service, Cultural Exploration, For 9th and 10th Grade, Popular Tours
Dates
  • Jun 25 - Jul 11 Full
  • Jun 29 - Jul 15 Full
  • Jul 11 - Jul 27 Full
  • Jul 27 - Aug 12 Very-limited
Current Grades

9, 10, 11, 12

Program Length

17 Days

Program Details
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High School boy on Thailand Teen Tour
17 Days $6,395

Thailand Elephant Service & the Islands

Community Service, Cultural Exploration, For 9th and 10th Grade, Popular Tours
Dates
  • Jun 25 - Jul 11 Very-limited
  • Jul 27 - Aug 12 Available
Current Grades

9, 10, 11, 12

Program Length

17 Days

Program Details
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11 Days $4,995

Canada for Middle School

Cultural Exploration, For Middle School, Outdoor Adventure, Popular Tours
Dates
  • Jul 21 - Jul 31 Full
Current Grades

7, 8

Program Length

11 Days

Program Details
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Canada-for-Younger-Teens
11 Days $4,995

Canada Adventure

Cultural Exploration, Outdoor Adventure, Popular Tours
Dates
  • Jun 29 - Jul 9 Available
Current Grades

9, 10, 11

Program Length

11 Days

Program Details
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koreafeature2
17 Days $7,595

South Korea Discovery & Service

Community Service, Cultural Exploration, Popular Tours
Dates
  • Jul 15 - Jul 31 Full
Current Grades

9, 10, 11, 12

Program Length

17 Days

Program Details
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Teen Boy In Santorini
25 Days $9,995

Greece, Italy & the Islands

Cultural Exploration, For 9th and 10th Grade, Outdoor Adventure, Popular Tours
Dates
  • Jul 11 - Aug 4 Available
Current Grades

9, 10

Program Length

25 Days

Program Details
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summer camp
11 Days $4,295

Peru Service

Community Service, Cultural Exploration, Outdoor Adventure
Dates
  • Jun 29 - Jul 9 Very-limited
  • Jul 21 - Jul 31 Full
Current Grades

9, 10, 11, 12

Program Length

11 Days

Program Details
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An excited teen celebrates atop Machu Picchu on her summer adventure tour of Peru.
21 Days $8,495

Peru, Ecuador, & the Galápagos Service

Community Service, Cultural Exploration, Outdoor Adventure, Popular Tours
Dates
  • Jun 29 - Jul 19 Very-limited
Current Grades

9, 10, 11, 12

Program Length

21 Days

Program Details
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17 Days $6,295

Bali: Healthcare Education & Medical Outreach

Community Service, Cultural Exploration, Healthcare and Medicine
Dates
  • Jul 21 - Aug 6 Full
Current Grades

9, 10, 11, 12

Program Length

17 Days

Program Details
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Dancing Lesson Greece
11 Days $3,652

Greece Island Hopping Summer Break for College Students

Cultural Exploration, For College Students
Dates
  • Jun 18 - Jun 28 Full
Current Grades

ages 19-22

Program Length

11 Days

Program Details
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Ireland Student Travel
11 Days $4,625

Europe for Middle School: Sláinte Ireland

Cultural Exploration, For Middle School
Dates
  • Jul 29 - Aug 8 Limited
Current Grades

7, 8

Program Length

11 Days

Program Details
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13 Days $4,995

Scotland & Ireland Adventure

Cultural Exploration, For 9th and 10th Grade, Outdoor Adventure
Dates
  • Jul 27 - Aug 8 Available
Current Grades

9, 10, 11, 12

Program Length

13 Days

Program Details
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Students help baby sea turtles to the water on their summer service program in Costa Rica.
11 Days $4,295

Costa Rica Sea Turtle Service & Adventure

Community Service, Cultural Exploration, Outdoor Adventure
Dates
  • Jul 21 - Jul 31 Very-limited
  • Aug 1 - Aug 11 Full
Current Grades

9, 10, 11, 12

Program Length

11 Days

Program Details
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costa rica animal rescue
11 Days $4,295

Costa Rica Wildlife Rescue & Service

Community Service, Cultural Exploration, Outdoor Adventure, Popular Tours
Dates
  • Jul 21 - Jul 31 Full
  • Aug 1 - Aug 11 Full
Current Grades

9, 10, 11, 12

Program Length

11 Days

Program Details
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17 Days $6,495

Tanzania Service & Safari

Community Service, Cultural Exploration
Dates
  • Jul 15 - Jul 31 Available
Current Grades

9, 10, 11, 12

Program Length

17 Days

Program Details
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11 Days $4,395

Barcelona & Paris

Cultural Exploration, For 9th and 10th Grade
Dates
  • Jun 23 - Jul 3 Full
  • Jul 15 - Jul 25 Full
  • Jul 27 - Aug 6 Full
Current Grades

9, 10, 11, 12

Program Length

11 Days

Program Details
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buddiesinflorence
25 Days $9,995

Europe for Older Teens: Ultimate European Explorer

Cultural Exploration, For Older Teens
Dates
  • Jun 21 - Jul 15 Full
  • Jul 11 - Aug 4 Full
Current Grades

11, 12

Program Length

25 Days

Program Details
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Students watch a sloth climb through the trees on their summer service program in Costa Rica.
21 Days $6,995

Costa Rica Animal Rescue Service

Community Service, Cultural Exploration, For 9th and 10th Grade, Popular Tours
Dates
  • Jun 29 - Jul 19 Full
  • Jul 21 - Aug 10 Full
Current Grades

9, 10, 11, 12

Program Length

21 Days

Program Details
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13 Days $6,295

Europe for Older Teens: Berlin, Krakow, Vienna & Budapest

Cultural Exploration, For Older Teens
Dates
  • Jul 15 - Jul 27 Contact-for-details
Current Grades

11, 12

Program Length

13 Days

Program Details
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13 Days $5,825

Greece: Athens & the Islands

Cultural Exploration, For 9th and 10th Grade
Dates
  • Jun 21 - Jul 3 Full
  • Jun 29 - Jul 11 Contact-for-details
  • Jul 3 - Jul 15 Full
  • Jul 11 - Jul 23 Limited
  • Jul 27 - Aug 8 Full
Current Grades

9, 10

Program Length

13 Days

Program Details
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Browse Our Teen Travel Programs by Grade

Explore our programs by grade and find the perfect unforgettable trip.

Why TFT is the best in youth travel

Local Experiences

Our mission is authentic travel. We partner with local experts to create enriching experiences that teach teens to be savvy travelers. Every program is designed to be hands-on—emphasizing doing and feeling, in addition to just seeing, so teens discover what it means to live like a local in every country we visit.

Small and Diverse

Group sizes of 16-24 students allow us to travel comfortably and to make real connections to each other and the host community. Participants come from a mix of different states, regions, and countries. We also welcome solo travelers — 75% of our teens join us without a friend!

Transformative Teen Travel

Travel isn’t just about new places; it’s about new perspectives. We encourage teens to step outside their comfort zone and into cultural immersion. They leave our programs with a better understanding of the world and with the confidence to keep exploring!

The Most Variety

We offer more programs in more destinations than any other teen travel company. With over 100 programs and 40+ countries to choose from, you’re sure to find a program that’s the perfect fit.

Travel with us and discover why we are consistently winning awards for Top Youth Travel Organization.

Authenticity is ingrained in everything we do. Eat, stay, and travel like a local.

Check out what past travelers have to say about TFT and discover why we are consistently winning awards for Top Youth Travel Organization.

 

"Finding your program was a gift! It is the BEST opportunity out there for children to travel the world with like-minded peers & reasonable responsible and fun-loving young adults who want to go and explore these incredible cultures and countries. I appreciated how clear you made it that kids can come without friends and a willingness to make new friends. The trip had it all… adventure, history, independence, amazing people, great food, and beautiful lodging all while keeping mom and dad at home informed and feeling like all is well with their child as they grow and experience this incredible gift of grace. I am very grateful for you all and the HUGE team that makes this program work so smoothly. Thank you tons and tons. Travel on and keep up the great work!!!"

Parent Europe for Older Teens: Prague, Austria, Slovenia & Croatia

"This is simply one of the best things we ever did for Ethan. That first trip opened him to a new world. Different cultures, food, diversity, sights, relationships, team building, confidence, independence...only a few of the positive gains for Ethan. Now, he is off to George Washington University with confidence, excitement, and an awareness for others for which we are so grateful. We are pleased and appreciative beyond words to be a member of the TFT family for a lifetime!"

Diana S. Paoli, PA

"Thank you for giving Kat such a great experience. She had a wonderful time. You guys are terrific. The great parental bonus -- and I'm sure you hear this all the time -- is the photographs and the daily email. We get to see what the kids are seeing and we get to see the group and we get to see our teen. What could be better? Viewing the pictures became our evening ritual: out on the deck overlooking suburbia, sipping cold drinks, and oohing and ahhing over the photos, feeling almost like we were there. I'm sure you're awash in praise like this -- as you should be. Kat had such an enriching trip. Thank you very much! With any luck she'll be back next summer."

Tom and Madora K. Old Lyme, CT

"I have traveled with TFT for four summers now, exploring Costa Rica, Croatia, Fiji and Greece. These trips have been the highlight of my summers. They have broadened my horizons and strengthened my confidence. Going on these trips and meeting new people changed how I view the world. I love having conversations with locals and people I meet along the way. The small TFT groups and the knowledgeable and enthusiastic group leaders make for a fun and eye-opening experience. What sets TFT apart is that we immerse ourselves in the culture and we are not just tourists. We meet locals, hear stories about their lives, and it is truly invigorating. Travel For Teens has given me so much more than fun memories over the summer. They have given me the ability to be comfortable talking to anyone, being in new places, having a widened perspective on other cultures, and to be independent. On my Costa Rica and Fiji trips, we volunteered with school children. In a very short time we made deep connections that I will always cherish. I feel so fortunate to have had my eyes opened through TFT to so many beautiful places and memorable people."

Anna F. Basking Ridge, NJ

Unforgettable Adventures Off the Beaten Path

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