about Us

About Us

This is Our Story

Trip of a Lifetime is a student-run 501(C)3 organization that empowers students to be catalysts for change in their communities through summer travel experiences. Since its inception, the organization has raised over $900,000 and has sent seventy nine students on these life-changing trips.

The organization has been featured in the Wall Street JournalCBS RadioPoughkeepsie Journal914 Inc Article and The New York Post.


Did You Know: Trip of a Lifetime has been named a recommended summer opportunity by the New York City Department of Education?

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Our Values

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1

 ACCESS TO TRAVEL
SHOULD BE UNIVERSAL


All students, regardless of race, ethnicity, immigration status, or income should have the same opportunity to travel.


Trip of a Lifetime is 100% need blind, allowing us to accept the best pool of students possible.

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2

TRAVEL CHANGES US



Traveling allows us to expand our horizons, learn more ourselves, & gain valuable skills



Trip of a Lifetime encourages its alumni to apply the lessons learned from their trips to better their lives. 

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3

TRAVEL CHANGES OUR COMMUNITIES 



Travel is an incredible vehicle for helping our communities.



Trip of a Lifetime is committed to ensuring at least half of its programs each year have a community service component.