Our Story

International Learning Since 2013


Insight Global Education has been running diverse international learning experiences since 2013. We create immersive and career-building semester abroad programs for university students, short-term teacher-led experiences for school groups, and customizable group travel programs for educators and professionals.


Insight was founded in 2013 originally as a small university student initiative. We noticed that students were struggling to find global relevant hands-on experience that is so often required in today's job market, even for entry level positions.

With a desire to provide students with ethically sound programming, we created mutually beneficial partnerships with locally run organizations and local universities, providing students the unique opportunity to intern, study and travel, all within the same program. Our pilot cohort departed from Kampala, Uganda in May 2013.


In 2014, we developed a partnership with teachers in North America who were looking for alternative, global programming options for their students. With a focus on experiential learning and ethical engagement, we began running short-term programs for high school students in the Global South. We believe that educational programs can be impactful and can be culturally immersive for students, yet we differ significantly from the more traditional practice rooted in voluntourism and service learning. Our high school programs are conducted with a spirit of humility: we are there to learn from locals, not to do things for them.


By 2017 we realized that educators and professionals were also hungry to experience culturally immersive and mindful tours. In addition to university and high school students, Insight now works with teachers, academics and young professionals. We develop curricular resources and workshops for educators; we run professional development programs for educators and young professionals and beginning in 2019, we will begin offering immersive tours for those looking to travel ethically, and have fun at the same time, all throughout the Global South.


We are proud to have had hundreds of travelers participate in our programs abroad. We've grown from operating in a single country, to hosting participants in over 6 different locations (in 5 continents) across the world today. Our rapid growth can be attributed to our unique approach to education, travel and cultural immersion. Our philosophy, and our practices are simply different.

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