About Us

Worldaway Learning Tours was founded by intrepid travelers and entrepreneurs Kelly Phillips and Mike Brackenridge. Having spent more than a decade successfully establishing and growing one of the world’s leading international volunteer organizations, and spurred on by the increasing desire of the modern traveler to utilize travel abroad as an opportunity for personal growth, the pair decided it was time to focus instead on travel that was primarily education-focused.

With their enduring desire to provide meaningful, affordable and adventurous travel experiences to fellow travelers, the pair began to channel their knowledge and passion for travel into creating unique tours and trips with a focus on experiential learning across a range of interesting subjects. Following more than a year of meticulous planning, designing, brainstorming and networking, Worldaway Learning Tours was finally brought to life.

With an ever-increasing range of experiential learning-based tours and the number of happy participants steadily growing, Worldaway Learning Tours is well on its way to becoming a leader in the field of short-term learning-based travel.

  • Man & woman standing on mountain in South Africa
  • Girl smiling overlooking Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Three young women studying in classroom
  • Aguas Caliente Village Square in Peru
  • City street

Our Vision

“To connect people to the best educational, life-enriching travel experiences.”

Our Mission

“To be the leading provider of experiential and learning-based touring.”

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