Educational Travel

Faculty led trips

Teacher led trips

Alumni trips

Professional delegation

Faculty Led Study Abroad Trips

Colibri Boston organizes custom programs for faculty-led study abroad trips, alumni groups,
and other educational travel. All our activities and workshops are specifically
designed to fit the educational needs of our teachers and students. At Colibri,
we are involved with every element of the trip, from its early planning and
design to its on-site implementation. With direct service and no outsourcing,
we are proud to provide high quality, personalized travel programs at a low cost.

Faculty-led study abroad

Local Interaction

We believe in engaging with local communities. Whether it’s on-campus seminars or afternoon sightseeing, the local students are seated right beside us.

Faculty-led study abroad

Low Cost

Our partnerships with schools, universities, community centers, artists, and local travel bloggers allows us to keep our costs down.

Faculty-led study abroad

Complimentary faculty travel

Our teachers and professors travel for free.

Faculty-led study abroad

Every student group has the opportunity to create a project that supports communities in destination countries.

Faculty-led study abroad

Sustainable approach

Every aspect of our trip is designed to maximize students’ learning as well as their contribution to the local community. See our recent projects!

Faculty-led study abroad

Risk management

We follow the guidelines from the Department of State, encourage our students to enroll in STEP program and implement emergency plans.

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Testimonials

I highly recommend Colibri Boston.  We have used Colibri for short term study tours over the past 5 years and have them booked in the future as well. Colibri has organized several faculty-led study abroad trips for us in Central and South America. For instance, last March, Colibri arranged a faculty led trip to Colombia and Peru for a group of students.  The trip was fabulous. In Peru, we explored Lima and made a trip to Machu Picchu.  Both faculty and student feedback re: the trips were uniformly excellent. I recommended Colibri to colleagues who have been extremely satisfied.     
Sylvia Rozwadowska-Shah is wonderful to work with.  She connects with faculty to ensure the trip meets their goals.  She also helps with cultural and historical site visits. Her trips are reasonably priced. Our trips are all-inclusive and Colibri does everything.

Felicia L. Wilczenski
Professor and Associate DeanCollege of Education and University of Massachusetts Boston

Faculty-led study abroad

University of Kansas contracted Colibri Boston for the faculty-led Cuba trip in 2019. The staff at Colibri were incredibly collaborative throughout the process.  They made sure to listen to the wants and needs of the faculty director. They also worked hard to address these needs. For example, they prepared alternatives beforehand if the originally planned sites and speakers were unavailable.  Sylvia is well-connected to the local community and organizations as well as knowledgable on our subject matter. She also understood the importance of authentic engagement with the people, places, and themes the students were studying. The program is comprehensive and very competitively priced.  
The faculty member leading this trip travelled to Cuba with three groups as well as led programs to Europe.  After the program, he sent the following message to Sylvia: “I want to thank you for making this the best study abroad experience I have had. I don’t think the students will be able to understand how special you made it, but after doing this many times, I did. We experienced and saw so much. I look forward to working with you again soon."

Study abroad office
University of Kansas

Faculty-led study abroad

As I am sitting here in my office looking out at the rain and cold weather, I cannot help but think back to last week and the wonderful opportunity for all of us individually and collectively to learn more about the Cuban people, their country, their government and observe their way of life. It was enriching and enlightening for me and certainly raised a number of thoughts about how we might seek to develop more relationships with the Cuban people and potentially their government. Of course, both the US and Cuba are in a state of transition and so our relationship building may take some time. However, we are now a bit smarter as to the interests of the Cuban people and their country thanks to your guidance and support along our tour through this most interesting country. We have also talked about how skilled and resourceful you were in guiding our group through this learning process. Your support and guidance made this trip a very special one for me and for all of the members of the group. 

William E. Kiernan
Dean of the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, UMass Boston

Faculty-led study abroad

This year marks the sixth year in a row that we have worked with Colibri Boston to support our professional delegations. We have found their services to be professional, timely, cost-effective, and responsive to our needs. While this organization typically supports faculty-led study abroad university learning programs, we became the exception after becoming acquainted through a joint travel learning opportunity at the University of Massachusetts Boston. I highly recommend Colibri Boston, and please feel free to contact me if you’d like more information.

Maggie Nygren
CEO, AAIDD

Faculty-led study abroad

I've led several student trips over the years, organized by a few different vendors, and I can easily say that our group's trip to Cuba was the smoothest, most rewarding and magical experience I've had! Sylvia shared with us her authentic and compassionate perspective of Cuba, and every one of us came home having learned something important. We had a good balance of fun activities (a cave disco and a gorgeous beach) along with things like visiting a struggling community that found a way to work together to improve life in the neighborhood (Muraleando). Above all, Sylvia was really on top of anticipating the needs of our group. As the faculty leader, I often found that just as I began to realize that we were going to need something, Sylvia was already taking care of it! As we passed through customs on our way home, the other faculty chaperones and I joked about how life-changing it would be to have a "Sylvia" around all the time to help us! I recommend Colibri Boston to anyone considering a trip to Cuba.

Lisa Todd
Colorado Academy

Faculty-led study abroad

Send request

Receive confirmation and registration forms

Send completed form and $500 deposit

You are ready to go!

Complete the form

Attention!

1. Deposit and final payment are final and non-refundable. We recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance in order to protect your trip.

2. Cuban insurance is automatically included in every flight ticket to Cuba.

3. We reserve the right to cancel the trips due to reasons that do not depend on us like natural disasters etc. In such case we will refund all payments.

Send request

Receive confirmation and registration forms

Send completed form and $500 deposit

You are ready to go!

Complete the form

Attention!

1. Deposit and final payment are final and non-refundable. We recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance in order to protect your trip.

2. Cuban insurance is automatically included in every flight ticket to Cuba.

3. We reserve the right to cancel the trips due to reasons that do not depend on us like natural disasters etc. In such case we will refund all payments.

Send request

Receive confirmation and registration forms

Send completed form and $500 deposit

You are ready to go!

Complete the form

Attention!

1. Deposit and final payment are final and non-refundable. We recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance in order to protect your trip.

2. Cuban insurance is automatically included in every flight ticket to Cuba.

3. We reserve the right to cancel the trips due to reasons that do not depend on us like natural disasters etc. In such case we will refund all payments.

Send request to book your spot
You will receive registration forms, waivers and invoice
Send all forms and pay the deposit

You are ready to go!

Complete the form

Attention!

1. In order to register students must send registration form, waivers, copy of US health insurance and passport.
Waiver and rules must be signed by student and parent or school official.

2. All payments are final and non-refundable.