Custom Program (Group)

Develop a Program

For a full description of the rich value that custom programs can deliver to you, your students, and your insitution, as well as a full desciption of how SRAS can bring your custom program to life, please see our main custom programs page.

Once you have a general idea for your dates, location(s), and concept, you are ready to get started. You don’t need everything worked out in great detail just yet – that is what we’re here for.

The deadlines posted to the right are purely indicative. Most custom trips require at least 6 months planning, longer if you are targetting peak season. In most cases your own institution will have internal deadlines for trip proposals that can be more than a year prior to proposed trip dates.

Get your program rolling!

  1. Click the Apply now button on this page to create a profile or login to your existing account.
  2. Complete the Request for Proposal with a little general information about you, your program idea, and basic program parameters.Tip: Remember, it’s just a starting point and anything can be changed later.
  3. SRAS will contact you via email or phone within 2-3 business days with follow-up questions and an estimated date for your initial proposal.Tip: Start early! We recommend allowing 6-12 months for thorough program design, proposal, approval, recruitment, and execution.
  4. SRAS will send you a proposal for review and invite you to comment or schedule a follow-up call.Tip: Raise all questions and ideas you can think of at this stage. If there are multiple leaders, include them in the review process. We’ll include our relevant partners, too.
  5. The proposal is finalized and approved by both SRAS and the institution.

SRAS will keep guiding you through the next steps – from student recruitment to on-the-ground support to post-program evaluation. Our custom programs team looks forward to working with you!


not specified, Spring, Spring_Breaks, Summer


Educators and group organizers only.

Dates & Costs

  • 2021 Groups
    Year: 2021 not specified
    Dates: 01 January 2021 - 31 December 2021
    Application Deadline: 01 September 2020
  • 2022 Winter Groups
    Year: 2022 Spring
    Dates: 01 January 2022 - 31 January 2022
    Application Deadline: 15 September 2021
  • 2022 Spring Break Groups
    Year: 2022 Spring_Breaks
    Dates: 01 February 2022 - 30 April 2022
    Application Deadline: 15 October 2021
  • 2022 Summer Groups
    Year: 2022 Summer
    Dates: 01 May 2022 - 31 August 2022
    Application Deadline: 01 September 2021
  • 2023 Spring Break Groups
    Year: 2023 Spring_Breaks
    Dates: 01 February 2023 - 30 April 2023
    Application Deadline: 15 October 2021
  • 2023 Summer Groups
    Year: 2023 Summer
    Dates: 01 May 2023 - 31 August 2023
    Application Deadline: 15 February 2023