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 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
“Envoys was at the top of their game from start to finish. What initially interested me was their focus on curriculum during pre-departure meetings and the program itself. Envoys cares deeply about the experience of the participants and faculty. [They] constantly ask for constructive criticism and make changes when necessary.”— Joe Vogel , Executive Director, Global Education Benchmark Group
“Many student groups participate in ‘Voluntourism’. This trip did not attempt that, but rather funneled the collective energy of each member into meaningful, mutually beneficial cultural interactions. Thank you so much for this unforgettable and transformational experience.”— Altana , Student, Friends Seminary South Africa 2016