About World Challenge

Expanding minds outside the classroom!

Personal development is achieved through challenging yourself both mentally and physically and exploring the limits of your comfort zone. We believe that when young people are encouraged to chase their dreams, they’ll achieve great things.

World Challenge is the original schools overseas expedition company that works in partnership with schools to deliver life changing, developmental expeditions to developing countries, as a means of aiding students in developing crucial life skills such as leadership, teamwork, self-awareness and compassion.

What is unique about World Challenge expeditions is that they are student-led expeditions following a program that reflects the World Challenge Ethos: Challenge, Participation, Environment. This facilitates ownership and responsibility within every individual to achieve a successful expedition. World Challenge provides a unique opportunity to experience diverse cultures and allows students to develop a more global perspective on life.

Schools can choose from over 40 stunning destinations world-wide. Most recently we have added expedition destinations in Fiji, Java and Myanmar. A four week expedition sees students completing four ‘phases’, Acclimatisation, Challenge; which includes a physical trek, Project phase; in which students give back to the local community and some well-deserved Rest and Relaxation.

Making a valuable contribution in the destinations we travel to is a major focus of our expeditions, with teams from World Challenge taking part in local community and conservation projects and initiatives. Students are encouraged to learn and engage in the development challenges facing the destination they are travelling to. World Challenge teams have worked with local partners and organisations to renovate school classrooms, establish community vegetable gardens and contribute to scientific research.

The World Challenge experience sees the learning process begin long before students step foot on a plane as the program has them engaged in planning their team’s itinerary and raising funds for their overseas expedition months in advance. The result is that the Expeditions come at no monetary cost to the school, but return enormous benefits as students learn about taking initiative, project planning and budgeting skills.

Our People

A dedicated regional team of World Challenge experts provides support from first meeting until the team returns home.

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Our Ethos

World Challenge aims to support and facilitate the development of young people through life-changing experiences.

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Work for Us

Find out if you’ve got what it takes to lead Challengers through incredible experiences in amazing destinations across the world.

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Download our Brochure

The World Challenge brochure contains the latest information on our school expeditions, safety policies and fundraising examples.

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  • Over 25 years’ experience of creating school expeditions
  • Dedicated regional support for teachers throughout planning and build up
  • Unparalleled safety and support throughout the expedition
  • Knowledgeable, experienced and highly trained Expedition Leaders
Why choose World Challenge?


Every World Challenge starts long before your students step on a plane. With our support, develop life skills and take ownership of:

  • Destination and itinerary planning
  • Fundraising ideas and events
  • Budgeting and money management
  • Preparation, fitness and nutrition
More about our school expeditions

Get in touch with one of our consultants to start planning your overseas school expedition today!

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