Our operations began in 2004 in Latin America, traveling with thousands of students across the continent on outdoor and experiential education programming. In 2012, the Envoys brand was established to catalyze a new standard for global education, with initial programming in Colombia, China, Ecuador, Peru, South Korea, South Africa, and the United States. Envoys’ thoughtfully developed operational systems and clear educational mission catalyzed our expansion to over thirty countries in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Currently, more than thirty full-time employees work in our procurement, logistics, risk management, and traveler service teams, with hundreds of full-time and seasonal field staff spending thousands of collective days each year with groups of students in the field.
On a daily basis, we design and create unique educational experiences, from joint high school baseball scrimmages in Osaka to discussion groups with North Korean defectors in Seoul, interviews at nursing homes in Havana to immersions with microloan recipients in Lilongwe, multi-day treks with nomadic Berbers in the Atlas mountains to shadowing emergency responders in Washington DC.
We recognize the necessity of experiences outside of the classroom to develop globally competent youth, and we believe that educational travel must meet the same high expectations that have been placed on the rest of the education sector. To that end, we utilize rigorous evaluations to drive our performance and communicate our results, both internally and externally. Every curricular element is field-tested and regularly assessed for its effectiveness at meeting learning goals.
Schools We Have Worked With
“The Envoys staff has been amazing. I have bonded with each of them in different ways and they made the trip to Colombia nicer that I expected. Envoys helped me open myself up to interacting with the locals wherever we traveled!”
Illeana G. • Student
“We treasure not only the good times with our friends, or the relationships we built, but how we were after we came back, returning to this agitated society with a new view of ourselves: not just our impact on the world, but the world’s impact on us.”
Gabriela • Student
“I was incredibly impressed by the care taken by Envoys. During this trip, there was never a moment I did not feel safe and cared for, nor a moment where I did not feel I was learning something!”
Keylee S. • Student