Trip of a lifetime

Empowering students through summer travel experiences

Summer 2017 Applications are Now Live! Visit our Apply Page to Learn More.Read More

"Trip of A Lifetime was definitely a trip of a lifetime to me because it opened me up to new experiences when i was sent to the western side of the United States with a traveling company knows as Western Skies." -Alicia Soares

Did You Know: Trip of a Lifetime is a recommended summer opportunity by the New York City Department of EducationCorel's Story

"Trip of a lifetime has not only provided me with a memorable experience, but also the courage to make a difference in my society." -Chelsea Hiciano

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"After the trip kickoff I felt like this trip was going to change me. This trip was going to teach me how to reach out to other people I never met before." -Olliver Rivera

 

Welcome To Trip of a Lifetime

 

Think back to most memorable travel experience. Where did you visit? What did you do? And most importantly what did you learn from your experience?

Regardless of destination or purpose, travel changes you. It forces you to step out of your comfort zone, meet new people, and learn about yourself in unexpected ways. At Trip of a Lifetime, we believe that all students, regardless of income or social background, should have the opportunity to travel and have made it our mission to provide travel experiences to as many underserved students as possible.

To date, Trip of a Lifetime has raised over $800,000 and has provided travel experiences for over 500 students. Our main program is our summer travel scholarships, which provide 20-30 students every year with full scholarships to participate in teen tours and community service programs. We're also recognized by the New York City Department of Education and have been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal and Westchester Magazine.

We encourage you to explore our website to learn more and see how travel can change you.

 

Applying For Trips This Summer? Read Below for Important Info

 Trip of a Lifetime is now accepting applications for the Summer of 2017. To apply, students must be currently in grades 7-11, qualify for financial need (as demonstrated by the free lunch program or another form of government assistance), have a passion for travel, and most importantly want to use their experience to make a difference in their communities. 

 If you, or a student you know, meets these criteria, please encourage them to apply. The deadline is March 1st 2017

 

  •  Student Application: bit.ly/TOALStudent2017
  •  Parent Application: bit.ly/TOALParent2017
  •  Counselor Application: bit.ly/TOALCounselor2017

 

All of our applications are online this year and include a 'save and return' feature that allows respondents to fill out the application in more than one sitting. Please visit our Apply Page or contact us at applications@projecttoal.org if you have any questions about the application process.





 

Disclaimer:

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.

Destinations

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."
    "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."

    Alphonso

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

    Selina

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

    Madelyn

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