In an effort to provide best-in-class educational travel experiences, NYU’s Global Travel Team has established preferred relationships for Student Group Travel with WorldStrides and Destination Partners.  With over 65 years of combined travel management experience, Destination Partners and WorldStrides are leaders in the field of university travel experiences and educational travel planning.  


Group Travel

Destination Partners

Destination Partners is pleased to partner with NYU, a global institution, to deliver meaningful, one-of-a-kind educational group travel experiences. Working with the university since 1990, Destination Partners has applied a high-touch approach to ensure successful programs for more than 20 NYU divisions. For over 35 years, the travel management company has been exploring destinations and developing connections with capable partners to plan, manage and execute enriching programs for university and special-interest groups of ten to hundreds of participants with an impeccable safety record.

The experienced staff, who collectively have traveled to more than 80 countries worldwide, work one-on-one with university travel planners, administrators, and faculty to design and operate custom, special-interest itineraries to meet each program’s unique needs. Travel management services include faculty-led global programs as well as meeting, conference and event management, alumni group travel, and group air ticketing and support.

Destination Partners has operated programs to more than 50 countries in the past three years alone, including all NYU Global sites. Destination Partners’ most visited destinations include Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, India, China, Ghana, South Africa, Morocco, UK, all European countries and many more.

More information about Destination Partners.

For specific inquiries regarding potential trips, please contact Julie Sivertson at: 1(800)553-9959, ext. 116. You can also e-mail her at:  


For nearly 40 years, WorldStrides has partnered with universities to create educational global trips for graduate and undergraduate students. Their approach is completely custom; Dream it, and then rely on the experience of their global team to develop an itinerary that meets your course and logistical objectives. With offices in more than 22 locations on five continents, WorldStrides is uniquely positioned to offer comprehensive travel and content planning services in more than 400 destinations worldwide.

WorldStrides is also proud to introduce their Smithsonian University Travel Programs to the NYU community. These special itineraries are created in collaboration with the iconic Smithsonian Institution and offer groups unique access to its expansive academic and research network. To learn more about these distinctive programs, please visit WorldStrides' Smithsonian University Travel Programs website.

WorldStrides operates programs in 100 countries around the world. Their most visited destinations are Italy, France, China, South Africa, Brazil, Turkey, Vietnam, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

More information about WorldStrides.

For specific inquiries regarding potential trips, please contact WorldStrides’ NYU team at or 1-800-422-2368.  


Group Travel Insurance

AIG Travel Guard Trip Insurance

NYU has partnered with AIG to offer the Travel Guard Travel Protection Plan to the NYU travel community.  This plan provides preferred rates for the following insurance coverages to NYU students traveling in groups of 5 or more:

  • Trip Cancellation
  • Trip Interruption
  • Trip Delay
  • Baggage and Personal Effects
  • Baggage Delay
  • Accident Sickness Medical Expense
  • Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation of Remains
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment

For more information on the program, please take a look at the Travel Guard Travel Protection Plan.

If you would like to sign up for coverage, please email