New York Times Student Journeys


Hiring: International Trip Leaders Summer 2019


New York Times Student Journeys offers educational travel programs for high school students. Our portfolio visits destinations The Times has covered, where students can benefit from our special understanding and insider’s view as they explore themes and topics associated with Times coverage of local issues.

Students can expect a collaborative group experience focused on each program’s theme. Group leaders and a New York Times expert will guide students as they choose a culminating project related to the theme of the program, prepare it and present it to their peers at the end of the program.

Operating each of our Journeys is Putney Student Travel. Putney is as passionate about educational travel as The New York Times is about education. This collaboration combines the Times’s expertise in adding perspective to places and events with Putney’s long history of designing educational travel programs to present a range of experiences like no other.


In addition to a New York Times expert, each trip is led by a carefully selected team of group leaders, distinguished in fields related to the themes of our programs. Group leaders are with students for the duration of the program. They share a commitment to safety and helping students make their own discoveries. They are not only advisers, guides and mentors, but also good friends. All leaders are college graduates and are certified in C.P.R. and first aid.

Apply to Lead:

Putney Student Travel hires dedicated educators, storytellers and professionals to lead our summer programs. Ideal applicants should have at least a bachelor’s degree and significant knowledge of program themes, experience working with the age group and familiarity with the destination(s). Please review theLeadership Requirements page on the Putney website for more information and click here to apply to lead.