About Us

What we do

New experiences can be daunting, but at Insight we believe that authentic growth comes from authentic experiences. That’s why we strive to connect classrooms with communities at home and abroad, offering students of all ages unique and immersive educational  experiences. Our passion is to provide opportunities for personal growth, resources for professional development, and memories for a lifetime.

By combining hands-on experiences and cultural engagement, we create spaces for learning and development. Through internships at local organizations, students learn about sustainable development and social justice. Through cultural excursions with community partners, students gain a deeper understanding of the world and its people while developing the knowledge, skills, and compassion needed to become responsible global citizens.

At Insight, we are proud to have connected thousands of youth to communities at home and abroad, inspiring a new generation of global citizens. We remain committed to our mission and continue to provide opportunities for youth to gain a deeper understanding of the world and themselves through experiential learning programs.

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What makes us different

It is our core belief that in order to make the world a better place, we need to be willing to learn about how it all works in the first place. For decades, well-intended travelers from the global north have travelled abroad with the intent of doing good. Equipped with ample evidence, we now know that good intentions don’t always equal good outcomes. Our university and high school travel programs challenge the traditional narratives; instead of going abroad to do things for people, we travel abroad to learn things from people. 

Our travel programs are rooted in local leadership and are built on partnerships with local stakeholders. Youth participating in our programs don’t build anything but their understanding and comprehension of the communities to which they travel. Our program participants don’t teach, nor impart; they meet, engage, and learn. We place the emphasis on experiential learning through inquiry, observation, and engagement with local changemakers. We are committed to developing global education programs that suit our students’ needs while having a positive impact in the communities in which we work.

Insight is a fully licensed educational travel organization and is regulated by the Government of British Columbia, Consumer Protection BC, and the Government of Canada. Insight is either registered, or partners directly with organizations and institutions, in all of our host countries.

Our mission

At Insight,  we develop global citizens through innovative and immersive learning experiences. 

What is a global citizen? To us, it’s someone who:

All of the curriculum we create, programs we deliver, and  experiences we curate are intended to develop global citizens with these qualities.

Our partners

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