School administrators debating on whether to approve school-sponsored trips should take heed at a new study that draws a correlation between student travel and career advancement. Among the more interesting findings was that nearly 60% of adults who took a school educational trip went on to attain a college degree or did post-graduate work versus only a third of non-travelers. These school trip takers also went on to earn an average of 12% more than those that did not take trips.
Among those that traveled, 86 percent said educational trips made them more intellectually curious inside and outside of the classroom and that the things that they experienced on school trips were a vital part of their education.
Student travel also helped 59% of survey respondents achieve better grades in school. The study was conducted by the Wagner Groups.