Participants can expect the following benefits:

  1. Improved physical fitness through pre-trip preparation.
  2. The opportunity to make new friends and network with students and alumni.
  3. An appreciation for the incredible beauty of the country or countries they are visiting and an unforgettable climb, with great fun and great learning.
  4. The opportunity to experience the local people and culture in an authentic manner.
  5. Being an inspiration to family and friends.
  6. A far better appreciation of the development challenges in the world, and how participants can find their own ways to help communities solve some of these issues.
  7. An opportunity to fulfill Duke of Edinburgh Gold Level residential and expedition requirements.
  8. FulfillmentĀ of the IB Diploma Program’s CAS requirements.
  9. Be able to contribute to the local economy wherever possible by working with local suppliers.