Travel For Teens
98% Rating
(116 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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Liza
Female
17 years old
Webster, SD, USA
Other

ITaly Service and Adventure

10/10

Fantastic trip. Got to visit some of the most beautiful place in Europe. Hiking in Cinque Terre was one the most memorable and inspiring things I have ever done. Learn so much about the Italian history and culture. Got to try some of the best food of my life. Counselor and trip director went out of their way to make the trip fun, safe, and that everyone hand a awesome time. A great way to travel as a teenager and meet new people. Would definitely recommend to anybody looking to experience new culture and exploring different countries.

How can this program be improved?

I had a great time, but I would have like to spent more time in Rome. Was sad to leave.

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Priya
Female
17 years old
Fiji
Other

Fiji Service and Adventure

10/10

Last summer presented itself with a unique opportunity to go to Fiji. Fiji highlighted its massive coconut trees, marine life diversity (manta rays, sharks, vibrant coral!) and most importantly its warmhearted people. I loved immersing myself in a culturally diverse environment and interacting with the locals. We participated in kava ceremonies and talked about everything from rugby to our personal lives.
The community service took place on Nacula Island. Our group worked to complete the painting and beautification of two school buildings. While working, we peaked through the classroom windows to see eager children learning and absorbing information like a sponge. And at that moment I felt a deep responsibility to create a sound environment for them so that nothing impedes their learning.
Overall, this trip definitely shaped me and I can't wait for more opportunities like this!

How can this program be improved?

More scuba diving

Ali
Female
18 years old
Stuart, Florida
Other

Fiji Service and Adventure

10/10

My second trip with TFT did not disappoint. Going into the trip, I had extremely high expectations from my previous Thailand Elephant Service and Adventure trip, and TFT continues to blow me away. From the packed itinerary to the gorgeous accommodations and unique cultural immersion, I always felt that I had something to be grateful for. I truly experienced Fijian culture with a trip to the nearby island village that included a traditional church service and a home cooked lunch by a local family. Fijian people are some of the friendliest and kind-hearted individuals I have ever met. Helping out at the local primary school by building an incinerator and playing with the kids during recess was a fulfilling experience. I loved diving into the crystal blue waters to swim, scuba dive, and snorkel with sharks! I was continuously pushed out of my comfort zone by foreign cuisine and sunrise mountain hikes, which provided some of the most rewarding views of my life. My trip leaders and counselors were friendly, fun, and responsible. I cannot wait to travel with TFT again this summer!

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Michael
Male
19 years old
Orlando, Florida, United States
Rollins College

Small Island, Big Adventure!

10/10

Traveling is my absolute most favorite thing in the entire world. I discovered my love for travel back in 2014 when I traveled outside of the United States for the first time to China with Travel for Teens. After having an amazing experience there, I have since attended five other trips with the program, one of them being Iceland, most recently, in summer 2017. In late 2016, I was struggling to decide which country to visit with the program, and I ended up landing on Iceland without much prior knowledge of the country. I knew basic geographic facts, but other than that, not much else. When I arrived to the country in July 2017, after a mere one to two days, I knew this island was special. From the spectacular waterfalls cascading down in every direction from some of the most eye-catching mountains I've ever witnessed to incredible sights such as the inside of an active volcanic lava tube, this trip was magnificent - in every sense of the word. Prior to visiting Iceland, I would have never even begun to assume this island had so much to offer, but thanks to Travel for Teens, I was able to change my viewpoint quite drastically. The activities offered are some of the most amazing I have ever participated in, such as hiking into a canyon to see a secret waterfall, snorkeling in the most pristine water on Earth in between two tectonic plates in a massive crack in the earth, and engaging in a unique dining experience known as "Viking Sushi", where you have a chance to eat everything from clams to scallops to sea urchin directly from the sea in the freshest form possible. As expected, the Blue Lagoon was wonderful, and as a side note, we were lucky enough to see an entire rainbow inside the crater of a volcano. If that isn't amazing luck, I don't know what is! Would I recommend this program to anyone who is looking for a destination not nearly as often traveled to as mainland Europe? Yes. It is a one-of-a-kind destination, and Travel for Teens captures the island in all of its best aspects.

How can this program be improved?

Perhaps the only thing that can be improved on this trip would be a single location chosen on the itinerary. For one night, we stayed at a town called Laugarvatn, and it wasn't quite a necessary stop. If Travel for Teens emits this location from the itinerary while still maintaining all other activities listed, they could perhaps incorporate another place previously not offered with the Iceland Adventure trip.

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Kate
Female
17 years old
New Jersey
Other

Time of my life!

10/10

I wouldn’t trade this experience with TFT for he world! i not only learned about other countries and met people abroad but made friends from all over the US that i still talk to. I had such a great time on this trip and was able to grow personally and experience things i never would have if I had not gone on the Travel for older teens: Florence, CInque Terre, Interlaken, paris. Would recommend this trip every time.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Italy

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Participate in a fantastic service and travel program with Travel for Teens! Spend your next summer break abroad volunteering...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Scotland

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Discover the luck of the Irish this summer with TFT when we visit this gorgeous country. Our trip to Ireland is filled with f...