Discover how #TravelChangesYou

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 $900,000 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 the opportunity to participate in teen tours and community service programs. However, Trip of a Lifetime is much more than just that; we also offer a Mentorship Program to alumni along with grant programs to our educational partners to support student travel. For these efforts and more, Trip of a Lifetime has been recognized by the New York City Department of Education, Wall Street Journal, and Rotary Club International
We encourage you to explore our website to learn more and see how travel can change you.

Summer Travel Scholarships

Learn more about our trips and how you can participate. Applications are now open and the deadline to apply is March 1st 2020


We've been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, and Westchester Magazine and have been named a recommended summer opportunity by the NYC Department of Education.

Donate To Our Cause

Whether your gift is big or small, every bit counts. Please consider making a donation to help us make travel more accessible to students everywhere.

I am really and forever will be thankful to Trip of a Lifetime for giving me such an exceptional experience this summer that will be forever remembered.

Jennifer S
Summer 2017 Participant

Trip of a Lifetime was the best thing that has happened in my children's lives. I highly recommend that you and your child get the same excitement and riveting passion to experience an unforgettable Trip of a Lifetime.

Ms. Taylor 
Parent of Program Partiicpant

My student's eyes have been opened and as a result, he is more confident, worldly, and motivated to follow his dreams. Thanks Trip of a Lifetime!

Sean Burke
Counselor at Gotham Prep