Skip to main content

NC State Extension

Benefits of World Travel

en Español / em Português

El inglés es el idioma de control de esta página. En la medida en que haya algún conflicto entre la traducción al inglés y la traducción, el inglés prevalece.

Al hacer clic en el enlace de traducción se activa un servicio de traducción gratuito para convertir la página al español. Al igual que con cualquier traducción por Internet, la conversión no es sensible al contexto y puede que no traduzca el texto en su significado original. NC State Extension no garantiza la exactitud del texto traducido. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que algunas aplicaciones y/o servicios pueden no funcionar como se espera cuando se traducen.


Inglês é o idioma de controle desta página. Na medida que haja algum conflito entre o texto original em Inglês e a tradução, o Inglês prevalece.

Ao clicar no link de tradução, um serviço gratuito de tradução será ativado para converter a página para o Português. Como em qualquer tradução pela internet, a conversão não é sensivel ao contexto e pode não ocorrer a tradução para o significado orginal. O serviço de Extensão da Carolina do Norte (NC State Extension) não garante a exatidão do texto traduzido. Por favor, observe que algumas funções ou serviços podem não funcionar como esperado após a tradução.


English is the controlling language of this page. To the extent there is any conflict between the English text and the translation, English controls.

Clicking on the translation link activates a free translation service to convert the page to Spanish. As with any Internet translation, the conversion is not context-sensitive and may not translate the text to its original meaning. NC State Extension does not guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. Please note that some applications and/or services may not function as expected when translated.

Collapse ▲
Red Eyed Treefrog

Red-Eyed Treefrog
Image by Javier YSales

NC State Extension Gardener Service-Learning

Educational Travel-Study Adventures Around the World

Each Extension Gardener Travel-Study Adventure is a unique immersion experience, engaging all your senses in a learning opportunity that expands your perspective, knowledge, and network. We offer boutique, educational travel around the world focusing on plants, insects, animals, ecology, biodiversity, geography, history, and horticulture production. 

While you can read about plants and ecosystems, nothing compares to the benefit of direct experience. Seeing plants in their native habitat provides a better appreciation for how and why they grow the way they do and an opportunity to compare the ways plants (and animals) adapt to various environmental constraints. These travel-study adventures explore not only the ecology of other habitats but also provide insights into growing plants at home.

Image by Lucy Bradley CC-0

Benefits to NC Extension Master Gardener Volunteers

Our trips include a local guide, a local bus driver, an NC Extension Professional who take care of you every step of the way, and additional expert guides at each destination. Created specifically for gardeners, travelers have an opportunity to build relationships across the state and around the world with others passionate about plants.

The groups are intentionally kept small for an exceptional experience. They include all entry fees, hotel rooms, transportation, and most meals. Apply to your county agent for continuing education credits. 

The trips are consistently rated outstanding on knowledge of the guide, the care taken of travelers, friends made, and all that they saw and learned that they would never have been exposed to if they had not been on the guided tour.

Male Red legged-honeycreepee by Susan Maher

Benefits to the NC Extension Master Gardener Program

An incentive to motivate volunteers and staff to stay engaged while they grow personally and professionally. An opportunity to build cross-cultural relationships that can open doors to new opportunities.

Written By

Lucy Bradley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Lucy BradleyExtension Specialist (Consumer & Community Horticulture) & Professor Call Dr. Lucy Email Dr. Lucy Horticultural Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
Page Last Updated: 11 months ago
Was the information on this page helpful? Yes check No close