Seattle STEAM

  • 5 days
  • 8 meals
  • STEAM
  • INDUSTRY
  • Pacific Northwest
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Program Overview

Experience the latest trends in robotics, engineering and computer science with our Seattle STEAM program. Tour the headquarters and facilities of tech giants: Boeing, Microsoft and Amazon. Learn from the experts through interactive workshops and lectures that feature coding, programming, robotics and engineering or 3D printing. Engage in exciting opportunities in STEAM education and career paths, while exploring the favorite spots of locals and the landmarks of Seattle.

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Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Seattle

Orientation

Arrive in Seattle and start with some guided sightseeing by motorcoach. Afterwards, go on an orientation walking tour of the University of Washington (UW). Check in to the hotel.

Activities
  • Guided sightseeing by motorcoach
  • Orientation walking tour: University of Washington (UW)
  • Dinner

Day 2

Seattle

Warm Up Round

Start the day back on the UW campus for a STEAM lecture with a Facebook engineer. In the afternoon, visit a tech or game company and then go on a scavenger hunt at Pike Place Market.

Activities
  • STEAM lecture at UW led by a Facebook engineer
  • Visit a tech or game company
  • Pike Place Market Scavenger Hunt
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 3

Seattle and Redmond

Tech Industry

On The Future of Tech Tour at Microsoft, see incredible uses for artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, Xbox game development and the latest tech products through interactive exhibits. Later, learn coding and programming during a workshop with the experts at Microsoft. Back in Seattle, learn about the leader of online retail on a walking tour of Amazon’s Seattle headquarters and visit an Amazon Go store. Before the day is done, go to the top of the Space Needle for the best views of Seattle.

Activities
  • Future of Tech Tour: Microsoft’s Redmond headquarters
  • Microsoft workshop: Coding and Programming
  • Walking tour of Amazon’s Seattle headquarters with Q&A
  • Visit an Amazon Go store
  • Views from the Space Needle
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 4

Seattle and Everett

Invention in Action

Watch the assembly of the 787 Dreamliner on a tour of Boeing Everett Factory in the morning. In an afternoon workshop led by Boeing professionals, get hands-on experience with 3D printing, or robotics and engineering. Play team games back at UW in the evening.

Activities
  • Tour of Boeing Everett Factory
  • Boeing workshop: 3D Printing, or Robotics and Engineering
  • Team games at UW in the evening
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 5

Seattle

Culture in Concepts

Experience the Museum of Pop Culture galleries, featuring historical innovations in the popular culture of gaming, music, storytelling and more. Afterwards, depart this big tech hub for home.

Activities
  • Explore the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)
  • Depart Seattle for home
  • Breakfast

Learning Outcomes

This Seattle STEAM program is designed to improve student success in this ever-evolving career field, giving them connections to experts in the industry. Gain insights in a lecture from a Facebook Engineer at the University of Washington. Take away new knowledge about robotics and engineering from the experts at Boeing. Learn the future of technology, programming, coding and Xbox game development at Microsoft. Get curiosities answered in a Q&A with an Amazon employee. With a curated curriculum for educators to apply with the program, students are empowered to put their learning into practice before, during and after the trip.

Services Included

Accommodations

Quality, safe hotels with quad occupancy corresponding to the destination.

Overnight Security

A night chaperone is on site to ensure security.

Transportation

All transportation is provided throughout the program.

Round-Trip Flights

Airfare covers round-trip flights from major airports.

Meals

Two meals are provided daily, breakfast and dinner, featuring local cuisine.

Education

Interactive learning experiences designed to expand educational and career goals.

Curated Experiences

Customized experiences developed by travel experts to promote learning and engagement.

Full-Time Tour Directors

Full-time Tour Directors are on site for the duration of the trip, for an all-inclusive experience.

24/7 Support

Dedicated 24/7 staff availability, supporting students every step of the way.

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