Seattle, the home of behemoth tech companies like Amazon and Microsoft, is also one of the nation’s fastest growing hubs for tech startups. We delve into the social and economic opportunities and challenges facing the Emerald City as we explore the industries and career paths of technology.
Students learn how STEM is applied in different fields, gaining fundamental skills in coding and robotics and exploring potential career paths.
Students demonstrate critical consciousness about the various interests and conflicts surrounding the tech industry, growth and its effect on the community.
Students gain a first-hand and deeper understanding of the future of technology and the workplace.
Lenses of Inquiry
Places and ActivitiesThis program is flexible, and can be offered in 3, 5, or 7 day itineraries.
“I was incredibly impressed by the care taken by Envoys. Before we even hit the ground, there was an emphasis on comprehending impact on our destination’s environment that I appreciated..Throughout the trip, our Envoys leaders made sure that we continued to be conscious of impact. That awareness of cause and effect is something that often gets lost when traveling, and Envoys did not allow it to. During this trip, there was never a moment I did not feel safe and cared for nor a moment where I did not feel I was learning something!”— Keylee S. , Student, Dalton South Africa 2014
“Every single person working for Envoys is excellent and committed to the kids and their experience, not just during the trip, but before and after. We would recommend Envoys to anyone looking for a high quality and enriching summer experience.”— Amy G. , Parent, Envoys Malawi 2014 & 2015
“I could not have been more satisfied with the performance of Envoys throughout the entire process of planning and executing this trip. All Envoys staff demonstrated the utmost professionalism and dedication, as well as knowledge and competence. I am so glad that [we] chose to partner with Envoys!”— Rick S. , Traveling Faculty, Hingham Japan 2015