Next Step Travel
NPCA’s Next Step Travel program provides respectful hyper-local immersion in developing countries: 360-degree “anti-tour” itineraries that combine unparalleled local access, cultural immersion, non-extreme adventure, and hands-on volunteer opportunities that open pathways for connection with local people.
The chance to get a close-up view of volunteer service is a unique feature of Next Step Travel. In-country staff make it a point to seek out local craftspeople, small businesses and cooperatives, so that your money goes directly into the hands of those who need it most. Each trip (a maximum of 20 travelers) is all-inclusive, freeing you to fully experience every minute of your trip.
Next Step Travel trips are operated by Discover Corps (more below), a program of Terra Education, an experienced leader in educational travel. Their CEO, Andrew Motiwalla, is also a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Honduras 1996-98). Most trips offer both a 14-day and a 10-day option, unless otherwise specified. All trips are accompanied by an NPCA Host. Reserve your place early using the registration form below.
- Phone: 1-619-202-4114
- Email Us
- Registration Form (Fill out, print, and submit via mail, email, or fax)
About Discover Corps
Discover Corps was created to give adults a way to rekindle their values of international service in spite of the demands in their busy lives. Discover Corps offers travelers a variety of service expeditions that allow them to work side-by-side with local people, learn firsthand about global issues, and return home a directly-engaged and informed global citizen.
Discover Corps volunteer projects are attuned and responsive to the needs of the local community. We’re not interested in giving indiscriminate handouts; we’re focused on sustainable development projects on track to succeed. You will work together with your fellow travelers on projects to build classrooms, water systems, vegetable gardens, clean burning stoves, or green houses in communities.
Because we plug into established, ongoing projects run by community organizations, our work is carried on and monitored even after we leave. Our goal for travelers extends beyond active participation; it is our equal hope that they are impacted by their experience and leave their host country as a friend and advocate.