2016 Photo Contest WINNERS

We asked. And you responded with resounding enthusiasm! Thank you for submitting a record number of fantastic images to our annual photo contest. It was incredibly difficult to choose the winners from the thousands (yes, thousands!) of great images we received, but here are the photos that stood out from the rest: Best cultural immersion photo | Students experiencing an exciting and unique activity Read More …

Remembering D-Day

On June 6, 1944, a massive Allied force of more than 160,000 soldiers crossed the English Channel to engage in Operation Overlord on the 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline of Normandy. There were five landing zones, given special code names that have become forever ingrained in the identity of the region: Juno Beach (Canada); Read More …

Photo Contest Feature – A View into Peru

This June our fellow Explorican, Bonnie B., joined us on our Peru: Machu Picchu adventure!  She was fortunate enough to capture the moment below of her daughter, Savannah, in the landmark’s lower plaza.  The pic was voted as the Best Local Interaction photo from our 2015 Photo Contest by Explorica staff. Savannah, she says, is “crazy about Read More …

Explorica offers exclusive exchanges to Cuba

Morro Castle on the coast of Havana Once a country sealed off from the U.S., Cuba is slowly revealing the formerly untapped resources it has to offer. You can now experience this cultural revolution firsthand with our Cuba Educational Exchange, a journey that exposes students to new and exciting experiences never before offered. As a Read More …

Fundraising ideas: class trip dinner theater

In a recent post, “Class trip crowdfunding: Fundraising for the digital age,” we highlighted crowdfunding as an effective way to raise money for your class’s educational tour. Crowdfunding utilizes the Internet to collect small donations from a vast pool of supporters, anywhere in the world. The principles of crowdfunding, however, have existed long before the Read More …

Educational travel photo of the week: Hierapolis theater

Imagine traveling back in time to when the great Roman Empire ruled over much of this Earth. Time machines haven’t been invented (yet!), but you can still catch a glimpse of ancient civilizations through such archaeological sites as the theater at Hierapolis, in what is now Turkey. The Roman Emperor Vespasian commissioned construction of a Read More …

Class trip crowdfunding: Fundraising for the digital age

Catching the crowds at Sacre Coeur, in Paris You’ve booked an educational tour with Explorica. You’ve held an informational meeting with students and their parents (Step Three in the tour process). Everybody’s on board. Great! Now what? Establish a plan to reach your fundraising goal for the overall cost of the class trip. Nowadays, online Read More …

New Edu-Tour: The Galapagos & Machu Picchu

Go to the center of the earth. Then walk in the footsteps of Darwin, and see centenarian giant tortoises around a volcanic archipelago. Just when you get your head around the theory of evolution, take a mind-blowing hike in the cradle of Incan civilization… Our new tour to the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu is Read More …