Travel with Western

Welcome to Global Discovery. We are a travel community of adventurers and culture-lovers who share a passion for fun and the international experience.
Our trips offer a unique opportunity for people of all ages to travel alongside Western faculty, to build meaningful relationships and to gain an understanding of various cultures.
Take a step outside the standard travel tour and join WWU Global Discovery – we know you will meet many wonderful people during your trip and your lives will be enriched by your Global Discovery experience.

Featured Destinations

TanzaniaMount Kilimanjaro Climb & Serengeti Safari Extension
Trip Date
July 5 - 19, 2014

10-day Kilimanjaro Trek (July 5-15) with optional 5-day Safari Tour (July 15-19)

Kilimanjaro’s mystique beckons adventure seekers from around the world. The 19,341-foot high summit is a serious altitude challenge, yet a non-technical trail to the top presents one of the most attainable of the “seven summits”—Africa’s highest point. Our route is the longest and most scenic to the summit, the Lemosho Glades route. This not only lets us take in more of the mountain’s ecology and geology, we also have a better opportunity to acclimatize for the final push to the summit.

The trek is complemented by the optional five day safari extension visiting some of the most renowned wild areas in the world, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater.

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Tanzania Serengeti Safari and Kilimanjaro Culture Tour
Trip Date
July 14 - 26, 2014

Ultimate Serengeti Wildlife and Kilimanjaro Culture Tour

This is the trip of a lifetime to some of the most breathtaking natural environments on Earth. The heart of our trip is a visit to the legendary Serengeti National Park, a vast preserve of plains and thorn-tree savanna in the heart of Africa, home to hundreds of thousands of large grazers including wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. But we’re not just about viewing the amazing wildlife; we also engage in cultural exchanges with several of the Tanzanian tribes, including the Maasai pastoralists of the Crater Highlands and Rift Valley system and the Chagga people of Kilimanjaro.

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Tuscany, ItalyTuscany, Italy

Trip Dates
August 31 - September 14, 2014

Information Sessions

Wednesday, March 12
5:30 p.m.
Fairhaven Library - Northwest Room

Wednesday, March 12
6:30 p.m.
Fairhaven Library - Northwest Room

Get an authentic taste of historical and contemporary Tuscany with this two-week tour of historic towns and picturesque countryside in Italy. We will be based in Florence, visiting notable museums and art (such as the Academia with Michelangelo’s David) and the Etruscan sites of nearby Fiesole.

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