Travel For Teens
98% Rating
(120 Reviews)

Travel For Teens

Travel for Teens is a program provider that believes that teen travel should be both enriching and fun. TFT offers a full range of travel experiences that teens can choose from to create their own ideal international experience.

TFT's motto is "Teaching teens to be travelers, not tourists," and their itineraries are designed to reflect this. While participants have the opportunity to visit mainstream attractions, TFT also provides insider opportunities and experiences, giving participants the ability to explore the culture far beyond the tourist perspective.

If you are looking for a summer travel program that goes beyond the typical tourist path, then Travel for Teens is the perfect fit!

Most Recent Program Reviews

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Bridget
Female
16 years old
Boston
Other

Italy Photography

10/10

I cannot say enough good things about this trip!!! At the start of this trip, I had very little knowledge about my camera or the basic mechanics of how it worked. But with our daily photo lessons (about 15-25 minutes) I quickly became comfortable changing the settings and knowing what angles would give me the best lighting. Our photo teacher, Simon Bond, who has been featured in National Geographics would also give us "mini projects" such as street photography, portraits, the rule of thirds, framing, lighting, etc. I absolutely loved the hustle and bustle of Florence and climbing to the top of the Duomo, although a little tiring, was totally worth it because of the breathtaking views of the city! Wondering the streets of Venice was an excellent way to end our trip. I loved when we spent the afternoon exploring the side streets of Venice, snapping pictures of the beautiful canals, bridges, and architecture! I am so grateful that I found TFT, and am already planning what trip to go on next year!

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Michael
Male
18 years old
Arrizona
University of Arizona

Discover Europe

9/10

I aboslutley loved my trip from TFT. The Trip directer and Senior counciler were just wonderful. They were always considerate and good friends. Put our enjoyment and safety above anything else. I'm naturally a very timid person and they brought me out of my shell and I have become more sociable since I have traveled with them. I would love for more people to get this opportunity and to enjoy the world. It is honestly an amazing journey that should be taken if possible.

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Josie
Female
16 years old
United State, New Orleans
Other

Cinque Terre Community Service trip

9/10

The Cinque Terre Community Service trip was one of the best experiences of my life. As cheesy as it sounds, it's true! I cannot express how much this trip, the people and places I connected with have impacted my life for the better. Having been to Italy before my trip with TFT, I expected the same type of experience, fortunately I turned out to be mistaken. Regardless of having a great time going to Italy with my mom, I had the best time of my life travelling with my TFT family. Although, the Cinque Terre trip is only thirteen days long it feels like you have known the people in your group for years.
So if you are concerned about making friends or having a good time, don’t be! We were all admittedly nervous at first, but at the end you do not want to go home. We all tried to convince our parents to let us stay an extra month, unfortunately we had no luck. It was everyone’s first time in my group travelling with TFT, except for the counselors, Emma and Federico. Travelling to a foreign country, unable to say anything besides “ciao” or my gelato order, I felt so incredibly lucky to have these two as my mentors/guides. Not only do they know all the cool underground places hidden in each city, they make you feel at home even though you are miles away from it.
All the people from my group still talk almost everyday, reminiscing about our times eating gelato from small stands in Cinque Terre (pistachio being my personal favorite), exploring the streets of Rome at night, relaxing on a beautiful boat ride from all the different coast of Italy, and visiting a monastery at the very top of a stone hill greeted with bowls of the best pesto pasta you will ever taste. Which reminds me, I highly recommend packing hiking shoes because the walk to the top is long but the view is worth it! There are so many more memories I will carry with me but I don't think I could ever put into words how incredible this trip is. I guess there is only way you will know just how fun and fulfilling it was … you have to go check it out yourself. You will be glad you did, trust me!
I highly recommend this trip to everyone! Not only are you doing something to give back to others, but you are doing yourself a favor by immersing yourself into a different culture and exploring the world. Travelling with new people really takes you outside your comfort zone and allows you to grow and experience the culture and places around you in an entirely different way. I am so grateful I had the chance to participate in this memorable opportunity! This was my first trip with TFT but definitely not my last!

How can this program be improved?

I thought the program was excellent but one thing that might make it even more enjoyable would be to make the time schedule more flexible. I understand we have to keep things fast paced because we have so many fun things planned each day, but maybe taking a few hours or a day to rest would be nice!

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HC
Female
17 years old
USA
Other

Fantastic Experience

9/10

Traveling with TFT was an amazing experience. I felt I was able to become immersed in the local culture of Thailand. We took traditional Thai cooking classes, learned some of the Thai language an interacted with the people. Being able to work with the elephants was an eye opening experience. I loved learning about their day to day life at the reserve. After the service, traveling the country was very cool. We visited ornate temples full of history, explored the colorful markets of several cities, and enjoyed the quaint villages along the countryside. The islands were full of animal and human life and the water was a beautiful blue. I became very close with my counselors and the other teens on my trip and created memories I will be able to cherish forever.

How can this program be improved?

I don't think the program needed much improvement.

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Caitlyn
Female
19 years old
United States

Travel for Teens Ultimate Europe (30 Days)

10/10

Ultimate Europe was a life changing experience for me and one I will never forget. I visited 7 countries in 30 days and formed close friendships with people I still keep in touch with and visit today. I highly recommend this trip in particular, because it offered a great mix of active, tourist, historical, and art related activities. The wide range of activities kept the trip interesting and fun, and I never felt as if we were doing the same types of activities throughout the trip. For instance, we hiked in Cinque Terre, visited the Eiffel Tower in Paris, visited the Van Gough museum in Amsterdam, and took the train to do a tour of Dachau in Germany. I also relished learning how to use the public transportation systems abroad and believe it helped me develop a stronger sense of direction. One of the reasons I chose TFT was because in comparison to other competitors who tend to use large buses to transport everyone, we primarily used public transportation, which afforded me an incredible opportunity to experience each place as if I were a local, observing the people who boarded the trains. TFT also stands out from competitors because it embraces flexibility and fosters independence, allowing participants to sometimes choose between activities based on personal interests. Overall, Ultimate Europe was an unbelievable trip that instilled in me a passion for traveling.

Program Listings

Thailand
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Thailand is known as the land of a thousand smiles, and on any of our Thailand trips you will discover why! Our Thailand prog...
Italy
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Italy has long been considered the country of every traveler's dreams, and TFT will show you why! Our Italy directors have sp...
Australia
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We know that older teens are more independent and we have designed several trips to reflect this! All of our itineraries for...
Costa Rica
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Join us on one of our Costa Rica programs this summer and experience the country like a true local! Our Costa Rica trips are...
France
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In 2003 Travel for Teens was born with its first trips to France! Join us this summer to the country that started it all and...
Italy
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On our summertime adventure through some of Greece’s most popular destinations, we'll scuba dive and snorkel through crystal...
Fiji
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Come with us to an island archipelago paradise with gorgeous beaches, abundant sea life, friendly people, and tons of hot sun...
Italy
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Participate in a fantastic service and travel program with Travel for Teens! Spend your next summer break abroad volunteering...
United States of America
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Join us this summer and discover the best that the United States has to offer! Explore the uniquely different states of Calif...
Switzerland
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Get ready for the perfect combination of beauty and adventure! Switzerland is home to both gorgeous natural scenery and adren...
Germany
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Join TFT this summer in Germany and see why the country is loved by every traveler! All of our trips to Germany visit either...
Greece
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Meaningful Community Service is an important component to many of our programs. There is no better way to fully immerse yours...
Europe
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The UK is home to thriving cities and natural beauty. Explore the chic city of London while you shop the bustling markets and...
Japan
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Join TFT on a journey to the Land of The Rising Sun! Japan is a country filled with ancient cultures, strong traditions, and...
Peru
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Embracing Peruvian culture and performing meaningful service to help the local communities is what our time in this amazing c...