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Educational Travel Programs

CTY’s Educational Travel Programs fully engage CTY families in authentic learning experiences at destinations all over the world. Although each adventure is unique, they all aim to introduce students and parents to the rich natural, cultural, and historical aspects of spectacular destinations spanning the globe. Participants will build lasting memories and wonderful friendships as they expand their worldview.

Please note: Our Educational Travel Programs are recommended for students in grades 5 –12. However, younger siblings and Talent Search participants in grades 2 – 4 may be permitted to attend after a parent or guardian speaks with Family Academic Programs staff about the pace and content of the programs. Please read Educational Travel Policies, Terms, and Conditions for more information. Deposits are required to reserve your space.

To speak with someone about these trips or to register, call 410-735-6115, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET, or email ctyfam@jhu.edu.


Upcoming Programs

Coming soon! Trips to Wyoming, Japan, Iceland, and Costa Rica are being planned for spring and summer 2019. Check back for final dates and details in November 2018.

Insider's Morocco: A Family Odyssey

Sunday, December 23 - Monday, December 31, 2018
Detailed itinerary for Morocco (PDF)

desert buildings in morocco

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth invites your family to explore Morocco’s rich history, geography, and culture with this immersive week-long excursion. Families enjoy hands-on experiences with chefs, artists, farmers, anthropologists, and village schools, preparing a traditional Moroccan meal on a farm outside of Fès, making pottery with an artist in a Moroccan street market, spending an unforgettable night in Berber encampment on the edge of the Sahara desert, riding camels to see the sunrise over Saharan sand dunes, and indulging in the fine dining in Marrakesh. Participants are accompanied by expert local guides throughout this unforgettable program.

Program includes accommodations, most meals, and internal transportation during the program. It does not include airfare or other transportation to and from the program.

Price per person:

  • $5,695 for adults
  • $5,395 for students 16 and under

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Wyoming Winter Adventure

Thursday, December 27 - Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Detailed itinerary for Wyoming Winter (PDF)

desert buildings in morocco

Join CTY at the Teton Science Schools and experience the magic of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks in the quiet of winter. Snowshoe and cross-country ski across Grand Teton National Park. Travel to Yellowstone and witness Old Faithful and other geothermal wonders. See thousands of wintering elk during a horse-drawn sleigh ride across the National Elk Refuge. Explore the animal habitats of Jackson Hole, Wyoming with an expert naturalist who will teach you tracking and snow science skills. View many species of wildlife, which might include moose, bighorn sheep, mule deer, bald eagles, and perhaps a wolf or mountain lion. Your nights will be spent on the Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools. Located less than two miles from the town of Jackson, the nearly 900-acre campus is in an open, somewhat secluded valley surrounded by creeks, ponds, aspen, and conifer habitats. While not on expeditions to the parks, you are welcome to explore the beautiful surroundings. We hope you will join us for this exceptional experience, organized exclusively for CTY families.

It is recommended that children be at least 10 years old to attend this program. Program includes accommodations and most meals. It does not include airfare or other transportation to and from the Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools at the start or end of the program.

Price per person:

  • $2,790 for adults
  • $2,390 for students 16 and under

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Previous CTY Family Travel Educational Programs include:

ItalyItaly trip - gondolas in clear water in Venice

ChinaChina trip - bright red Chinese dragon

GalapagosGalapagos trip, underwater with a gigantic turtle

BrazilBrazil trip - statue of Jesus

ThailandThailand trip - Buddhist monks

ScotlandScotland trip - ancient castle

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