Our Mission and Vision

Our mission is to inspire responsible, impactful, sustainable and ethical travel through education.

We envision a world where travel is a force for positive transformation for both travelers and travel destinations.

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Reverence: Have deep respect for the planet and all living beings 

Excellence: Stay on top of the latest research in sustainable tourism and related disciplines and continue to deliver high-quality, tertiary-level educational programs

Integrity: Work with the greatest transparency and accountability

Ethics: Commit to diversity, inclusion and anti-oppression within our management and across our programs


What RISE stands for

We educate young travelers about ethical treatment of working animals in tourism and promote compassionate conservation of terrestrial and marine wildlife

We educate young travelers about how the global tourism industry impacts local economies and teach them ways to maximize the amount of tourism dollars that goes to local economic development

We educate young travelers about cultural diversity, racial dynamics, and social justice issues that are affecting host communities, and teach them ways to empower the disenfranchised and support sustainable community development projects 

We educate young travelers about how the global tourism industry impacts the environment locally and globally and inspire eco-conscious travel habits and decisions

RISE Travel Institute

RISE Travel Institute A NJ Nonprofit Corporation is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization

EIN #85-1525205

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