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Cultural Exploration Travel Program


"Discovering the World Beyond New Jersey"

At B.O.S.S. Mentoring we firmly believes that to enact change, one must first gain perspective.


That's why we created our Cultural Exploration Travel Program (CETP), which provides mentees with the opportunity to explore the world and discover their place in it. Through local, national, and international opportunities, our program encourages a deep interest in global exploration. By exploring topics that are significant to them, their communities, and the world at large, our mentees develop a sense of curiosity and responsibility for the greater global community.

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Our mentees get the chance to break out of their cozy shells and embark on a journey of self-discovery, where they can dive into the heart of modern democracies and all their complexities. With every step of their adventure, they face both the thrill and obstacles of international travel and cross-cultural communication. We urge them to take bold moves, conquer their fears of the unknown, and immerse themselves in diverse cultures.

When we hop on a plane and jet off to foreign lands, we're not just racking up those passport stamps. We're also building bridges of connection that stretch far beyond our own backyard.

Whether it's making new friends, learning about diverse cultures, or sharpening their problem-solving and communication chops, international travel is an epic way to prep for high school or college and the adventures beyond. It's a chance to get their critical thinking juices flowing and become more adaptable and humble.  Additionally, they will have a comprehensive understanding of both domestic and global issues. Best of all, it shows them that there's no limit to their potential, and that the whole world is theirs for the taking.

For more information on our Cultural Exploration Travel Program (CETP)  expenses and how current mentees can apply VISIT HERE.

To date, B.O.S.S. Mentoring's International travel destinations include:

Thailand 2024

Journey to Thailand

From Wednesday, April 17 to Saturday, April 27, a group of 15 mentees aged 12 through 18 embarked on an unforgettable journey with BOSS Mentoring's 2nd Cultural Exploration Travel Program (CETP) to Thailand, nestled in the heart of Southeast Asia.

A Transformative Experience

During their time in Thailand, mentees delved into a rich tapestry of cultures, traditions, and histories. From navigating bustling markets to marveling at ancient temples, every moment was an opportunity for growth and discovery. Engaging in community service projects further enriched their experience, fostering empathy and understanding for the local communities they encountered.

Ecuador 2023

From May 18th to May 24th, our mentees had the opportunity to dive into the heart of South America and explore the vibrant culture, breathtaking landscapes, and rich history of Ecuador. It was a journey of discovery, learning, and unforgettable experiences.

Highlights of the Trip:

🌆 Quito: Our adventure kicked off in the historic capital city of Quito, nestled high in the Andes Mountains. Mentees explored the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Quito's Old Town, marveling at its colonial architecture, bustling markets, and lively streets.


🌳 Tena: Next stop, Tena! Known as the gateway to the Amazon Rainforest, Tena offered our mentees a chance to connect with nature like never before. From jungle treks to river rafting adventures, there was no shortage of adrenaline-pumping activities and opportunities to appreciate Ecuador's incredible biodiversity.


🏞️ Papallacta: We wrapped up our journey with a visit to the picturesque town of Papallacta, famous for its natural hot springs nestled in the Andean highlands. After days of exploration, mentees had the chance to unwind, relax, and soak in the stunning mountain scenery.

What Our Mentees Had to Say:

"The Ecuador trip was truly life-changing. I've never experienced anything like it before. From exploring the bustling streets of Quito to immersing myself in the serene beauty of the Amazon, every moment was unforgettable." - Leroy Anderson, BOSS Mentoring mentee.

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