this year, the world is your classroom

Lock-in winter and spring break plans in Guatemala, Peru or Ecuador.

Program dates & Deetz

GUATEMALA: SEED TO SHELF | 9 DAYS
February 11 – February 19, 2023
February 25 – March 5, 2023
March 11 – March 19, 2023

PERU: SECRETS OF THE SACRED VALLEY | 9 DAYS
February 18 – February 26, 2023
March 4 – March 12, 2023
March 18 – March 26, 2023

ECUADOR: FOOD REVOLUTIONS | 9 DAYS
February 11 – February 19, 2023
March 11 – March 19, 2023

Looking for something way off the beaten path? 
Join us on a 12-day cycling adventure on the Tanzania: The Spice Road program (March 11-22, 2023). Learn more

Where will you go for school break?

Guatemala: Seed to Shelf

Unwind with an ethical cup of coffee (while learning how it’s made!) alongside our farming partners in Guatemala.

Peru: Secrets of the Sacred Valley

Always dreamed of going to Peru but looking to avoid the crowds? Venture beyond the guide book to experience traditional Andean life in the mountains.

ECUADOR: FOOD REVOLUTIONS

Got a love for food and sustainable agriculture? Let your inner environmentalist lead the way to the highlands of the Pacific Slope for hands-on learning and relaxing nights away from the textbooks.

Alumni Reviews

Don’t just listen to us – here’s what our alumni had to say!

The perspective gained on this journey blew my already high expectations out of the water. Lifelong connections and friendships gained on this trip will be forever cherished.

Spencer, Peru 2018
Travelling and exploring Guatemala for a week with OG was an outstanding experience. The amount of personal growth and learning I experienced in such a short period was totally unexpected, but absolutely amazing.

Isaac, Guatemala 2020

These programs can change not only your outlook on serious world issues, but they make you take a good long hard look at yourself. You may never be the same again.



Natasha, Ecuador 2019

Need financial support? We've got you covered.

Accessible, responsible and immersive travel is our mission. If you have any specific concerns or requests for accommodations please do not hesitate to reach out to our team by clicking the link below.

How does it work?

Register for a program

Tell us a bit about yourself and why you want to embark on your chosen path with our quick,non-committal application form.

Chat with an alumni

Once your application is received, we’ll schedule you for a chat with an OG alumni (someone who’s BEEN on the program) so you get a chance to have your questions answered and get to know our team vibe, too!

Get ready for adventure!

Following your chat, we’ll get you confirmed with your program deposit and send out everything you need to know for pre-departure (including meeting with your group virtually before touch down!).

If not now, then when?

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