College Student Trips

Our educational trips for college students embrace a “learn by doing” approach. While ticking the academic goals, students also learn the value of international travel as a tool to better understand the world and their place in it.

Through involvement with aboriginal culture, local professors and biologists, and community-based service projects, college students gain an appreciation for the connection between human activities and the environment.

Zoologist, Marine Biologist and Wildlife Expert Guides

You could say our guides are nerdy. But only if nerdy means intellectual, passionate and fiendishly concerned about details. Our guides are also fun and flexible, and we’ve chose them because they’re exactly the type of people you’d want as a travelling companion.

Our guides will cover the cerebral topics as well as the trivial with equal aplomb, discussing the mating habits of montoremes to beer-ordering tips in an outback pub. They will also be joined by specialists such as wildlife photographers, marine biologists, aboriginal elders, and ecotourism professors to give an added dimension to your trip.


“We taught a two course (6 credit hrs) Flora and Fauna of Australasia program with twenty students. SWJ is based in Cairns, which was the perfect college/tourist town for ‘home basing’ our program. We included 3 extended field trips over 18 days to the Daintree Rainforest, Atherton Tablelands/Undara lava tubes, and Great Barrier Reef/Fitzroy Island areas. Each leg of our expedition was comfortable, extremely diverse in flora and fauna, beautiful and our guides were all incredibly knowledgeable, personable, and excited to work with college age students. The extent to which our logistical, dietary, and camping/field challenges were accommodated allowed us to remain focused on the learning goals of our program. Simply put, SWJ met or exceeded all of our expectations and we plan to continue using their services on future classes!”

–Shea Tuberty, Professor, Appalachian State University, Boone, USA (May ’17 and May ’15 )

The following educational tours can be tailored to your educational objectives and curriculum:

Australian Tropical Biology - 13 Day Adventure

13 Days / 12 Nights

Marine and Terrestrial Biology in the Tropics

Trips starting from: $3195 per student

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Aboriginal Culture Discovery - 5 Day Adventure

5 Days / 4 Nights

Introducing Australia's Indigenous People & Culture

Trips starting from: $1048 per student

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Aussie Adventure - 11 Day Adventure

11 Days / 10 Nights

Sydney, Cairns Reef, Rainforest and Outback: Adventure in Each Location

Trips starting from: $3469 per student

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Farm visit in Far north Queensland

Agriculture and Agronomy - 9 Day Adventure

9 Days / 8 Nights

Agriculture in the Australian Tropics

Trips starting from: $2098 per student

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Surf camp in Sydney Australia

Australia Highlights - 9 Day Adventure

9 Days / 8 Nights

Australia's Wild Country and Characters

Trips starting from: $2345 per student

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Australia-New Zealand - 14 Day Adventure

14 days/13 nights

The Best of New Zealand and Australia!

Trips starting from: from $3994 AUD

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Learning to crack a whip on student tour to the outback

Best of Australia - 10 Day Adventure

10 days/9 nights

Unforgettable Sydney, Moreton Island, Rainforest, Outback and Reef

Trips starting from: $2898 per student

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Nemo in Anenome at Great Barrier Reef

Marine Studies & Biology - 4 Day Adventure

4 Days / 3 Nights

Marine Science in Paradise

Trips starting from: $899 per student

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Sustainability Studies and Tree Planting

Community Service & Sustainability - 9 Day Adventure

9 Days / 8 Nights

Service Projects and Sustainability Learning in One Fun Trip

Trips starting from: $2296 per student

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Sydney Discovery - 5 Day Adventure

5 Days/ 4 Nights

A Sample of "The Harbour City"

Trips starting from: $1395 per student

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Benefits to You and Your Students:

Custtick markom Tours for YOUR Budget and Goals.
Unlike large tour companies, we customise your trip to your specifications. We won’t box you into specific accommodation or sites. This is your trip.


tick markPrice Guarantee. Once we offer a fixed price per student, and you’ve paid the $200 deposit, the price won’t change.  We guarantee this.  The price won’t change as long as the itinerary and the participant numbers remain the same.


Risk Mtick markitigation.  We obsess over safety.  We ask ourselves, “How can we make  activities as safe as possible while still ensuring your students have fun?”  We evaluate hazards and if we determine an activity is too risky, we don’t do it.  Potential risks are identified in our risk assessment that we write & send to you.


Your Ctick markurriculum Integrated. We solicit your academic goals and then match you to one of our expert guides to whom your group is best suited. On our programs, concepts that were unclear in the classroom may come into focus with an outside instructor.


Satisfatick markction That Your Trip Helps The Environment & Community.
We commit 5% of our nett profits to local environmental and community groups AND we volunteer our time to help charities.   For more information, see 10 Ways We’re ”Sustainable”.


“Thanks for helping our students learn more about Australia so they can dive into their paper this fall. Rick and Dave [guides] were great!  I would love to see them again. [With the accommodation] I think the professors were spoiled! I think I gained weight on this trip–thanks for keeping snacks for us and our students and even taking us to impromptu ice cream adventures. Excellent value. Great people and attention to detail.  We loved the adventures you all planned for us. We/I really appreciate the hospitality we had from Small World Journeys.  I truly believe I have made friends!

–Emily Hartman, professor, St. Edwards University, Texas, USA (July ’16 )

Your Hard Questions Happily Answered

With leading a group of college students overseas comes a host of responsibilities, as well as barrage of questions. We encourage you to ask us the hard questions, and to demand the highest standards when it comes to your trip. We’re up to the task. We’ll ensure no detail is overlooked, and you can be confident your university group will have the best journey possible.

Interested, But Don’t Know Where to Start?

Even if you don’t see your group’s interest above, chances are we can make it happen. Our trips in Queensland and New South Wales are hand-crafted for those who cannot find exactly what they want from the inflexible set itineraries of large tour operators.


Call or email to see what we can offer your group!


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