Trip of a lifetime

Empowering students through summer travel experiences

"Years from now I will be able to tell about this trip in vivid colors as if it was just yesterday that I returned." -Catalina MRead More

"I never imagined encountering this great journey with so many adventures." - Bria Taylor

"I learned how to live in the moment and make them most of everyday." -Corel MCorel's Story

"As soon as I realized that I was on California territory, a sudden excitement rushed through me. I felt like Charlie when he got the Golden ticket. -Fatoumata S.

Think back to your most memorable travel experience. Who did you travel with? What sites did you visit?

Regardless of destination or purpose, travel changes us. It forces us to step out of our comfort zone, experience diverse cultures, and most importantly learn about ourselves. We feel that every student should have this opportunity, regardless of race or income. 

Trip of a Lifetime is a student-run 501(c)3 non-profit organization that uses summer travel experiences to unlock the true potential in underprivileged students, enabling them to become the leaders of tomorrow. Since its inception, the organization has raised over $350,000 and has sent forty four students on trips..

Recently, the organization has been featured in the Poughkeepsie Journal and Wall Street Journal. It has also been named a recommended summer opportunity by the New York City Department of Education.

We invite you to explore our website, learn more about our summer travel scholarships, and discover how #travelchangesyou.


Trip of a Lifetime, Inc. offers to high school students of any race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, and physical ability all the privileges, programs, activities, and opportunities generally accorded or made available through the program. Trip of a Lifetime, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion , gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability in its selection of candidates to receive grants or in the administration of its program.


Places students have been:
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    "I may be multiracial and I may be living in the ghetto but what I am going to do with my life is going to be historical."


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    “This trip made me realize that there’s more to the world than the South Bronx.”


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    "The trip has taught me to have confidence in myself and believe that anything can come true."


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