Experience the latest trends in robotics, engineering and computer science with our Seattle STEAM program. Participate in a lecture at the UW campus with a Facebook engineer, who introduces students to the coding process behind this extremely popular social media service. See what emerging technology has become a reality at Microsoft’s Redmond headquarters on their Future of Tech Tour. Get to know the Seattle community of farmers and craftspeople at Pike Place Market on a scavenger hunt, encouraging teamwork and exploration. Engage in exciting opportunities in STEAM education and career paths, while exploring the favorite spots of locals and the landmarks of Seattle.
In the morning, fly from San Francisco to Seattle. Transfer by motorcoach to the University of Washington (UW) campus for orientation walking tour. After, attend a STEAM lecture with a Facebook engineer. In the afternoon, visit a tech or game company. Before the day is done, go to the top of the Space Needle for the best views of Seattle. Enjoy dinner and check in to the hotel.
Start the day on the UW campus to participate in a robotics workshop. Students build and program their own robots, exploring various types of sensor functionality and gaining hands-on experience. 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.
Get to know the Seattle community of farmers and craftspeople at Pike Place Market on a scavenger hunt. After, depart Seattle to begin the journey home.
Note: Activities are subject to change based on availability.
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 with an interactive workshop. Learn the future of technology, programming, coding and Xbox game development at Microsoft. 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.
At Experience, we make sure everything is covered – from housing to technology and beyond – to provide the best experience for our students.
Quality, safe hotels with twin or triple occupancy that are centrally located.
All transportation is provided throughout the program.
Airfare covers round-trip flights from major airports.
Two meals are provided daily, breakfast and dinner, featuring local cuisine.
Interactive learning experiences designed to expand educational and career goals.
Scheduled activities, experiences and guided tours are all included.
Customized experiences developed by travel experts to promote learning and engagement.
Full-time Tour Directors are on site for the duration of the trip, for an all-inclusive experience.
Tips for bus drivers, guides, Tour Directors and meals.
Advanced student security software that integrates geofencing, logistics, communication and more optimized safety features.
Dedicated 24/7 staff availability, supporting students every step of the way.
Experience understands there is a growing concern over the COVID-19 outbreak and travel. We are attentively monitoring the situation and following updates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Department of State.
Public health authorities are focusing on prevention efforts and actively testing anyone whose symptoms are compatible with COVID-19. It is important to note that for travel and community settings, the CDC reports a low risk of exposure for those who are in the same environment for a prolonged period of time and without close contact as someone with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19. Learn more about the CDC Exposure Risk Categories.
To alleviate any uncertainty, Experience is implementing an Upcoming and Future Travel Policy for 2020. This policy allows our programs to adjust their travel dates and plans to provide more flexibility for travelers and relieve any immediate concerns. As the situation evolves, we will remain in contact with group leaders to keep them informed and adjust any travel plans as needed. We want to assure all group leaders, parents and travelers that we will not send programs to destinations that are deemed unsafe by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) or the U.S. Department of State. The health and safety of our travelers is of the utmost importance and always a main concern on our educational tours. We will continue to stay informed and safely navigate the situation.