Student Overview

At the national level, the Travel & Tourism  courses taught in GTTP member countries emphasize student research,  team activities, and internships (work-study) at local businesses.  

At a global level, GTTP’s global student competitions encourage research and communications skills. There are two student competitions:

GTTP Travel Photo Competition: “Something Special”

The goal of the Digital Photo competition is to show a special aspect of a student’s community to people who have never been there.  The photo should make the viewer want to come visit.  Photographs could be of a historic building; a natural feature, such as a lake or mountain; an event, such as a procession; a local specialty, such as food; an activity or sport; a person or a group of people. For details, click here.

GTTP Case Study Competition

This competition requires student teams to research a Travel & Tourism opportunity or issue in their local or national context.  The winning school in each country sends a team to the GTTP International Student-Teacher Conference held each November in Nice, France. This competition is sponsored by the GTTP’s Global Partners and the Aldo Papone Endowment. For details, click here.

GTTP Travel Writing Competition

This essay competition reinforces the GTTP’s emphasis on developing an individual student’s research, writing and photographic skills. Students compete for national cash prizes and two international prizes (one for students over 15 years of age and one for those under 15).   For details, click here.


Internships, or work study programs, are an integral part of the GTTP because students need to experience the "real" world of work.  For details, click here.

Graduate Profiles

Click here to read about GTTP graduates and the many different careers they have chosen.

Photo Gallery

Take a look at GTTP students and teachers. If you are a GTTP student or teacher, send your photos of school projects to your GTTP Country Director so we can add them to our site.