We believe that young people can change the world.
That isn’t a revelation, and we’re sure we’re not the first organization you’ve heard it from, but what makes Onwards unique is how we go about making it happen.
Onwards is built on the belief that by combining adventurous excursions with long-term development solutions, travel can be a force for good. Onwards travelers have a direct positive impact on the places they visit. They help create healthier and happier communities by supporting development programs that aren’t just talking about making a difference.
We know that students are bombarded with opportunities to “give back,” but at Onwards, we don’t just talk about big solutions, we implement them. Students who travel with Onwards are immersed in foreign cultures and communities. They stay local, eat local, and learn alongside local initiatives. From a homestay in rural Guatemala, to mangrove restoration projects along the Haitian coast, to the amber mines of the Dominican Republic, Onwards travelers are challenged to change the way that they think about giving back.
You might have noticed that we haven’t mentioned volunteering. That’s because traveling with us is about creating change that lasts beyond the length of your trip. This takes a different way of thinking than traditional travel organizations offer; it takes Onwards.
Travel better, smarter, and in a way that truly changes communities and lives. Choose to be a changemaker. Travel with Onwards.
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