Educational Travel

Student Travel Programs that Provide the Foundation 

of Extraordinary Life Adventures

In our ongoing quest to provide opportunities for young adults to gain global knowledge and experiences,  and expand their capabilities and belief in themselves, we offer several affordable travel programs. These are not packaged educational trips. They are flexible models that together with students, teachers and parents will be developed into  life altering experiences.

If you wish to travel to other locations other than the ones listed below,  please call us and we’ll design a journey specifically for your group. # 516 343-3210

Costa Rica

 …warm playful waves, lush rain-forest, majestic volcanoes, friendly people, and lots more.

Join us on a student trip to Costa Rica that combines learning opportunities with adventures in this magnificent country. Our programs to Costa Rica emphasize learning by doing, having fun, getting off the beaten path, making new friends, and providing opportunities for students to learn about themselves as they explore this fantastic country. “My son went on the Costa Rica trip last summer with Franco… more

Italy

Exploring Italy is such a rewarding experience for any “travel for education” endeavor. Where to begin such a magical educational travel experience is easy, because anywhere you go in Italy, you will find it a rich and rewarding experience. The best place to start is to explore your dreams and desires of where your students would like to travel in Italy for your own unique educational travel program.

The president of Global Journeys was born in northern Italy and is available to help you create a unique travel opportunity. The possibilities you choose will usually include indulging in culinary delights and immersing in the abundance of Italy’s rich cultural heritage…take a step back in time while walking the streets of Rome, re-live the atmosphere of the mighty Coliseum, behold the statue of David or the gothic Duomo in Florence, hike the trails of the Cinque Terre that will astound you with the beauty of their cliff villages, cruise the canals of Venice in a gondola, or ascend the leaning tower of Pisa.  Fill yourself to the brim with art and history and then soak up the sun on the Amalfi coast or head to Italian Alps during the ski season. Then, sprinkle the magic that we are really good at… exploring places places that are not often visited by tourists that define the style that is Italy…investigate Trieste and its magnificent harbor and cross over into Slovenia and Croatia for a very unique visit, stay in Capriva del Friuli, a small dot on the map that is entrancing, and…let’s make up the rest together for a truly enriching experience.     The young people in his presence reach goals they previously thought unattainable. more…

India

When you travel with us on an India student travel program you will be captured by this country’s incredible cultural richness. Modern India is home both to the tribal people with their anachronistic lifestyle and to the sophisticated urban jetsetter. It is a land where temple elephants exist amicably with the microchip. Its ancient monuments are the backdrop for the world’s largest democracy where atomic energy is generated and industrial development has brought the country within the world’s top ten nations. Today, fishermen along the country’s coastline fashion simple fishing boats in a centuries old tradition while, a few miles away motor vehicles glide off conveyor belts in state-of-the-art factories. India can be a challenging country for students to visit. You will be accompanied every step of the way by Kay LatchmanSing, co-owner of Global Journeys. She is of Indian heritage and knows the country well. I have watched students, teachers, and even administrators… more

France

Where do you start in such a fascinating country? Certainly if your students  have not been here before they may want to see some of the major landmarks….feel the grandeur of the Eiffel Tower, the magnificence of Montmartre, and the Sacré Coeur, the incredible Notre Dame cathedral, the enticing Les Champs Elysées; one of the most famous streets in the world, the stoic Arc de Triomphe, the enthralling Louvre museum, the cafes on the boulevard St. Michel – the essence of Paris and so much more and wait…this is only Paris.

What about the other 25 regions such as Provence, Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and the others? There is a lot to see in France and we can assure you that with your interest and excitement and our experience, we will put together a fantastic educational world travel program. As for Franco and Kay, I would love to go on all my future trips with them as leader and guide more

Ghana

Much of the richness of visiting Ghana comes from the variety of ethnic groups that reside there… their fashion, music, dance, and languages are intertwined with the natural beauty and splendor of a truly remarkable country!

Some of the experiences available in this amazing country include:   Cape Coast Slave Castles;   Kumasi Royal Palace; Ashanti Museum and Cultural Sites; African Dance; Drumming; Kente Weaving; Cooking Classes; Sculpting; Batik; Wli and Boti Waterfalls; Wildlife Safaris; Local Schools; Fair-Trade Pineapple and Banana Plantations and more. Call us to explore the possibilities for your students to visit this fascinating country. We have taken three trips with Franco and Kay.  All three have been wonderful experiences… more

WHY CHOOSE US


What sets us apart from other international educational travel companies can be summed up in four statements.

We have lots of personal experience in the educational arena. The president of Global Journeys was a middle school teacher, a school counselor and an administrator. He started an alternative school in Littleton, CO focused on student empowerment and leadership. He will help design the trips and accompany each group to their destination. Most travel companies who offer educational travel know the travel business, but do not have the knowledge of the specific vision and needs of educational institutions. What works well on educational trips is quite different than what sightseeing or tour travel companies offer. Our expertise is in designing and delivering educational travel programs that are meaningful, effective and transferrable to actual life situations.

​Secondly, we don’t have packaged deals or offerings. All of our programs are only designed after consulting with you. Then and only then, we design a quality travel experience that is exactly what you have always wanted for your students.

Thirdly, because we limit our number of international trips to ten per year, we give you lots of personal attention and accompany you on every step of the way.

​And very importantly, our international travel is based on safe and productive interaction between the travelers and the people we visit. Our commitment is to tread lightly as we travel, be in service to others, and return as more experienced global leaders.

To explore the possibilities of creating a student trip to any of these or other destinations, please call
Global Journeys at 516 906-2133 or 516 343-3210, or click on register

We are committed to creating and offering students an amazing and memorable experience!

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International Travel

We offer educational travel programs for students of all ages. Travel is an exciting way to expand one’s knowledge and experience of the world.

Join Global Journeys for an international travel experience for students that is designed to offer them the highest quality educational travel  programs possible. We focus on quality experiences rather than quantity of student trips. By taking no more than ten groups per year on educational world travel programs, we can deliver international travel education that is unique, exciting and productive.

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Testimonials from various past global journeys

This retreat was the most amazing experience of my life. I never imagined that I could be loved without pretense or aggression- this realization completely changed my life. Furthermore I made 14 close friends on that trip; I can't imagine life without them. They are my family, really. I gained a true sense of love for the universe. Our retreat was based in a forested area. It was absolutely perfect- we camped together and ate every meal together. All of the workshops taught me something different.
I've actually recommended this sort of retreat to my mom. I believe she would truly benefit from this sort of experience. Everyone deserves to feel this sort of love at least once in their life!
You're awesome, Franco. I miss you already!

Krista

The Retreat of a lifetime!! What a journey! From the moment we decided to do it, it was the easiest trip we have ever been on and truly the most enjoyable. Every detail was taken care of and considered before I even knew to think about it... from the packing list to the airport pick up, from the hotel staff to the daily events. I walked stress-free through the most amazing week in my life, to date! Because of that, I will highly recommend Global Journeys to others but I will also be looking forward to joining you again.
The sessions were ‘mind-blowing’ to say the least. He has such amazing information to share and his meditations took me to places I did not know existed. I was inspired and motivated to change my life and excited to take some major steps. My life is forever changed because of his work.
Sugar Beach is a little piece of heaven. The setting of a small private resort was so relaxing. The staff was incredible helpful, happy to help at every turn. The beach was gorgeous, the sunsets were nothing short of incredible and the natural setting of the resort made you feel that you were in the middle of nowhere with beautiful people or just for yourself.

Juanita

The Retreat of a lifetime!! What a journey! From the moment we decided to do it, it was the easiest trip we have ever been on and truly the most enjoyable. Every detail was taken care of and considered before I even knew to think about it... from the packing list to the airport pick up, from the hotel staff to the daily events. I walked stress-free through the most amazing week in my life, to date! Because of that, I will highly recommend Global Journeys to others but I will also be looking forward to joining you again.
The sessions were ‘mind-blowing’ to say the least. He has such amazing information to share and his meditations took me to places I did not know existed. I was inspired and motivated to change my life and excited to take some major steps. My life is forever changed because of his work.
Sugar Beach is a little piece of heaven. The setting of a small private resort was so relaxing. The staff was incredible helpful, happy to help at every turn. The beach was gorgeous, the sunsets were nothing short of incredible and the natural setting of the resort made you feel that you were in the middle of nowhere with beautiful people or just for yourself.

Heather

This was the most awesome thing I have ever done. I made good friends, saw tons of wildlife, learned how to surf, ate great food, met great people and feel really grateful for what I have.

John

There simply isn't another Costa Rica trip in the current market of eco-adventure trips for the active traveler that matches Franco Marini's Costa Rica Trip package. Franco has put together a package that enables the traveler to enjoy and explore the country on a very intimate level.
Some the opportunities are truly unique to this trip and quite simply won't be found anywhere else! This is a trip that will inspire your teen in ways they may not even realize now. It may be seeing and touching a tree that's over a thousand years old will inspire a future botanist, a future filmmaker, or a future writer. It could be learning about the marine life and wildlife first hand in this part of the world, or visiting the different forests and developing a sense of value for this diverse ecosystem, or overcoming their fears and emotions in some very personal way that will impact your teen, and plant some seed of inspiration. They may simply fall in love with this beautiful country and wish to come back again some day. This is truly a world-class trip at a school-trip cost!

Brenda

I wake up every morning and think of you all. I cannot even express how much I love and miss you. Thank you for such an amazing experience together. Ever since the retreat, I have felt so open and happy and enough, which is such an incredible gift. That was easily one of the best weeks of my life, and continues to make every day wonderful.
Much, much love

Alex

I can't say enough good things about having chosen to go to Costa Rica for our trip with Global Journeys! It was such a relief to have two experienced leaders and teachers with us who knew the country, the retreat center, and the available activities so intimately. When I chose to travel with Franco and Kay and Global Journeys, I had been researching retreat centers and opportunities, and their program was the most comprehensive and easy because they not only guide you and help with promoting the retreat, but they handled questions, concerns, and registrations, making the whole process so easy and seamless for us as the teachers. They helped us determine what we would offer and when, and which local activities and excursions we should do, then put all the plans in motion.

And that is just the logistics.The retreat itself was beyond my wildest imaginings! When we first arrived at the center and stood on the deck to absorb the view, it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you Franco and Kay for creating an amazing adventure. We look forward to our next adventure with you.

Mara

I can say, with complete honesty, that this retreat in Costa Rica is one of the best things I have ever done. And I have participated in some extra uber spectacular experiences. I have come away a different human being, and thoughts, conversations, words and images from this experience continue to roll over me in waves as I walk through my Life. I have been so utterly moved by the experiences of daily yoga and meditation, that I have committed to making both of those things part of my daily practice. Interestingly enough, when we got home to our small, rural town in North Carolina, a new yoga studio had opened up that had escaped my awareness prior. I have since joined on an unlimited pass, and have only missed one day since being home. Doug and I continue to prioritize meditation in our day as well, utilizing some of the great audios that I purchased from Dr. Joe's selections, and I continue to be able to sink deeper and deeper into the great void, and deeper understanding of myself and how it all works.

Truly life changing. I have already been witness to some enormous changes in myself and how I perceive what have heretofore been challenging situations in my work and with my associates. My refractory periods of heightened emotions are dramatically shortened, and sometimes not even existent! I am beginning to look at myself in the mirror now and the person I see looking back at me is someone I haven't seen in years! It's great to make her re-acquaintance!

Jennifer

I was completely stunned by degree to which my trip with Global Journeys would change my life. A true before-after moment. I county myself fortunate to have experienced it. I can't wait to live the rest of my life! Thank you Global Journeys!

Chris

Words cannot describe the gratitude I have for you for organizing such a beautiful retreat that truly changed my life forever. Your prompt and courtesy responses to inquiries, attention to detail, and tireless efforts are evident in your presentations, as well as support before, during, and after the retreat. Moreover, the choice of Sugar Beach resort on the beautiful coast of Costa Rica is a testament to your global expertise as the service, meals, accommodation, beach, excursions, and even proximity to the airport and other local spots was first class in every detail. Finally, I cannot emphasize enough how this retreat truly changed my life.
Not only would I strongly recommend doing business with Global Journeys to others, I am actively trying to recruit people to join me for your next adventure
I will never forget this experience, so I graciously thank you so very much from my heart.

Michael

To make the decision to take this journey is an accomplishment in itself… but to then dive into a world of the most beautiful surroundings , with beautiful people who share amazing stories is something you will cherish for years to come. Adding different styles of yoga and meditation with one of the best presenters makes it an experience of a lifetime! Thank you for sharing such amazing time in my life .

Jeannene

I want to take a moment to thank you again for a wonderful, wonderful time. I felt each place, the people, it was all an amazing feast. Even though I have been to most of these places long ago it felt like I was seeing them for the first time.
I have been continuing to hold onto the joy I felt at seeing the amazing creations in each town and the scenery. It was a treat to see you both do what you do so well. You are masters at creating group cohesion and serving as best one can the needs of a diverse group. You really got it all.

Erica