30 Elephants Inc. is a Toronto based organisation that takes youth from North America to various cities and countries around the world to provide access, opportunity and exposure in efforts to broaden their horizons and strengthen the global community. We take students between the ages of 14-19. The program strikes a great balance between education, cultural immersion and volunteerism.
Our goal is to provide youth with aspirations beyond their own neighbourhood. We have proudly served the global community for over 15 years. Each year we add amazing and outstanding students to our herd and look forward to doing so for many decades to come.
Students are required to participate in the full program to be eligible for the excursions. In the workshops students learn a bit of the country’s language, about the people, history, culture and customs. We do leadership and professional skills training as well as team building activities. We take the time to learn how to make one or more of the country’s main food dishes. For example, the trip to Japan the students make Onigiri. All materials for the workshops are provided for the students.
For a destination to even be considered for our trips it must be safe, possess educational value, and be rich in culture. We take no more than 10 students per trip and each trip is approximately 2-3 weeks long. There are 2-3 guides and chaperones for every trip.
All costs for the trips; food, flights, activities, insurance, lodging, etcetera, are covered with the exceptions of any vaccines needed.