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NSHSS Academic Tours

Explore your passions and interests with other NSHSS members on an NSHSS Academic Tour! Each year, NSHSS hosts specialized, unique tour opportunities for its members. From college tours at California's top universities to studying the Nobel Prizes and sustainability at Stockholm University or traveling along the East Coast to visit the best universities in the world, there is bound to be something that inspires you.

Upcoming Academic Tours

San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, & San Francisco, California
June 25-30, 2023

Explore California's top universities with NSHSS this summer as we travel up the West Coast!

Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, & Washington D.C.
June 11-17 2023 OR July 9-15, 2023

Join fellow NSHSS members on a tour of the East Coast Ivy League Schools. In addition to visiting some of the world's most prestigious institutions, students will go on a historical tour of Boston, see a Broadway show in New York City, and have plenty of opportunities for souvenir shopping!

Stockholm, Sweden
December 3-11, 2023

This once-in-a-lifetime educational experience is one you don't want to miss. Each year, a group of NSHSS members travel to Stockholm, Sweden to attend the Nobel Prize Week festivities in December. Join us for this year's cultural and historical exploration overseas!

Behind the scenes of NSHSS Academic Tours

Get inspired to get on the road with NSHSS! Check out the videos and recaps below of our most popular programs. We can't wait to see you on tour!


Check out our BRAND NEW college tour launching in Summer 2023! Join NSHSS as we travel up the beautiful coast of California touring Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and more!



Nobel Week Highlights

A week packed with intellectual discourse, inspiring innovations, new friendships, and all the Swedish meatballs you could eat! See Stockholm like never before during the NSHSS Nobel Week every December.

Explore the 2022 Nobel Week Tour

Read more about NSHSS Nobel Week 2021

Check out Virtual Nobel Week 2020

Check out NSHSS Nobel Week 2019

Check out NSHSS Nobel Week 2018


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Tour fee pricing is different for each tour and each rooming selection. Please see each specific tour webpage for pricing lists.

Each tour is different. Please be sure to review the website for your event thoroughly. Typically, tours will include all accommodations, ground transportation, breakfasts and dinners. 

No. Travel to and from the events is not included. This is because we have members all across the US, and even across the world, so it was impossible to make one set price for all students.

Currently, we do not have any scholarships or financial aid for NSHSS Tours. However, payment plans are available through PayPal or tour fee payments may be made incrementally over time, but must be paid in full by the payment deadline date in order to attend the tour.

Each price is per traveler. Students have the option to stay in a room with three other students (QUAD accommodation or four people total in one room) or with one other student (TWIN accommodation or two people total in one room), or by themselves (SINGLE). Those who wish to have their own bed should request a TWIN accommodation as a QUAD room will require two people to share a queen size bed.

Additional costs include travel to and from the event (this is not included in the tour price), lunch, and any money for souvenirs.

Yes, parents are allowed to accompany a student on tour. Parents are not required to go on tour, as there will be chaperones supervising the trip, including NSHSS Tours Manager, Kyra. If a parent would like to join a tour, there are two room accommodation options for parents:

ADULT TWIN - share a room with your student *prices are per person - parent & student must both register individually for a TWIN
ADULT SINGLE - have a room to yourself and allow your student to pick a rooming option to be matched with other student roommates 

*Typically, we don’t have many parents attend the trip because they like the idea of allowing their student the experience to be on their own before going off to college and make friends with other peers on the trip! We generally end up with anywhere from 2-8 parents attending each tour!

NSHSS tour staff will arrange pickups and drop-offs at designated airports in specific time frames. Please see each tour's webpage for details like designated tour airports and pickup/drop-off time windows.

Yes, but please remember that there is an individual price per traveler. Both you and your friend will have to fill out individual registration forms. Be sure to note your roommate request on your registration form.

No. The pricing is a one-set price that includes accommodation and transportation throughout the week. But since you live in the area, you’ll be able to save money on transportation costs to/from the event!

No. With a group this size, it’s best to keep the student within the group. This allows the chaperones and team leader to keep track of all participants. Additionally, students tend to have a better time with their peers when staying with the group!

We understand the concerns parents have with sending their child off alone on tour, but we take the utmost precautions to ensure your child is safe.

  • We always travel as a group, and all participants will have NSHSS Tour Manager Kyra's direct cell phone number.
  • We never let students go off on their own. Even during free time, all students must be with another peer or with a group. Free time, which is typically around lunch time, is no more than 45 minutes.
  • Additionally, we always book hotels that are outside the city as they can better accommodate the larger group size and prevent sneaking out, etc.
  • For each hotel, we also have an overnight guard walking the halls. This has not only provided peace of mind for the parents, but also for the tour leaders (so they can get some sleep at night too!).

The final itinerary will be sent out roughly two weeks prior to departure. The final itinerary will also hold all accommodation/hotel locations.

If you think you may need to cancel, NSHSS recommends purchasing a Travel Protection Plan. This is nonrefundable, but based on your plan, you may be eligible to almost a full refund. See full details here.

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