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custom programs


Are you a student looking to organize a trip for your campus club? An educator developing a field component for your curriculum? An administrator looking to increase international mobility at your school? A professional planning a team retreat? A bubble of friends or family looking to travel together? 

Whatever your purpose, OG can make an accessible, responsible, and immersive adventure to fit your needs. We have over 10 years of experience developing custom programs for groups that want to explore a new place in a unique and impactful way.

private groups

Travel where you want, when you want and with whom you want. With a group as small as 4 or as big as 14, you can make your program private and enjoy an intimate experience with the confidence and peace of mind that comes from travelling with your own group. And just like every OG program, you’ll have the full support of OGHQ and be guided by knowledgeable Program Leaders every step of the way. 

Plus, you’ll save big! Just pick your favourite OG program, set the dates, and save up to 20%. That’s up to $7,000 in savings for a team of ten on one of our long program. 

Ready to get started, click here and let us know where you want to go.

university programs

OG has been designing and delivering programs for college and university faculty and students for over 10 years. From alternative breaks and co-curricular trips to curricular course modules or immersive field studies, OG custom programs take students out of the classroom and into the world where they learn to think globally while developing their intercultural competency and learning to make act locally with community engaged learning. 

Enquire now for more information and learn how OG can help you take your university program global.

HIGH SCHOOL programs

With Operation Groundswell, high school students can safely safely explore new places and learn to be world ready. By faciliating group programs jam packed with cross-cultural immersion, off-the-beaten-path adventure, and responsible service-learning that emphasises the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, OG can help students connect with changemakers from around the world, learn hands-on about some of the planet’s most pressing issues and develop the tools they will need to tackle them! 

Enquire now for more information and learn how OG can help you take your highschool global.


Our dedicated programs team will work with you to choose an existing itinerary or custom design an itinerary that meets your learning goals, travel interests, and group needs. Itineraries can range from a few days to a few months, they can explore a special place or a particular theme,. They can include everything from service learning on community-led projects and genuine cultural immersion in local family homestays to off-the-beaten-path adventure and so much more.

The first step to building your own custom program is submitting a Program Inquiry Form (see below!). Once we have an idea of what you’re looking for, we’ll send you a custom program builders package and a member of our team will invite you for a discovery chat. With your input, our team will then work with our regional Program Leaders and local partners to design a custom program that combines your vision and OG’s unique approach to responsible travel. So, what are you waiting for? 

What's included?

Our organization was founded on the principle of lowering the barriers to travel. We develop affordable programs that are jam-packed with genuine cross-cultural immersion, meaningful community engagement, and off-the-beaten-path adventure.


When you choose an OG program, you can rest easy that our all-in program pricing covers every minute of your group’s travel with us from beginning to end. Here’s what you get with an OG custom program…

Experienced Program Leaders
We pride ourselves on training teams of knowledgeable Program Leaders, responsible caregivers, masterful facilitators, compelling storytellers, and all-around lovely human beings.


Pre-Program Preparation
We’ll make sure that your group is prepared for their adventure. We’ll give you program packages and travel primers, as well as offer video training sessions for your group on travel health and safety.

Support from OGHQ
Our professional staff have more than 30 years of collective experience building programs and are here to help you with yours every step of the way!


All In-Country Logistics
We’ll carefully arrange all of your travel, meals, and accommodations as well as group activities, projects, and emergency support. We’ll even cover the technical gear and language study, if that’s what you need.


Community Contributions
Every program includes both a Community and Environmental contribution. These go to support local grassroots organizations that you’ll meet on the ground and help us to responsibly manage our environmental footprint and make your travel carbon neutral.


We’ve had the opportunity to design a wide variety of custom itineraries and deliver life-changing programs for some amazing groups. From independent studies and internships to alternative break trips, team building retreats, and field courses, together, we’ve covered a lot of ground.

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Get In Touch ABout a Custom Program

Want to learn more about OG’s custom programs and how we can help your group travel with purpose? Just fill out our preliminary inquiry form and we’ll be in touch in 1-3 business days.

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