A “College & Career Readiness” 4-day action packed field experiences that will help students make informed college & career decisions!
For Grades 7-12
Available Institute Dates 2017
Institute Dates 2017
Mar. 3rd - 6th
Apr. 28th - May 1st
Jun. 2nd - 5th
Oct. 6th - 9th
The ultimate STEM & STEAM 4-day action packed experience that will help students develop a sense of purpose and focus!
For Grades 7-12
The overall objective is to introduce students to a number of exciting career paths, different "types" of post-secondary institutions, and what it will take to achieve their dreams...regardless of their college choice and eventual career pursuit!
Available STEM & STEAM Expedition 2017 & 2018 Dates
October 6-9, 2017
January 13-16, 2018
April 20-23, 2018
June 1-4, 2018
Institute Dates 2017
Free time to enjoy Walt Disney World or Universal Studios unlimited 3-day park passes, while enjoying the convenience of a Walt Disney World or Universal Resort hotel.
Kennedy Space Center™
Participate in interactive sessions in engineering, technology and design. Interact with an astronaut. Receive a briefing on NASA’s future journey to Mars. Tour the launch pads and view the Space Shuttle Atlantis.
Universal Studios Florida ®
Behind the scenes sessions and activities include Ride Design, Ride Technology, Hospitality, Movie Making, Marketing & Sales, Leadership Skills, Business Development and Career Selection & Preparation.
Walt Disney World ®
Behind the scenes sessions and activities include Storytelling, Technology, Marine Science, International Business, Leadership, Conservation, Zoology and Hospitality.
Mote Marine Laboratory
Observe how research utilizes technology in the study of manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks and coral reefs. Discover how marine models contribute to the health of wild fisheries, studies of human cancer, and food production technologies.
Explore the campus, culture and degree offerings at top colleges first-hand, exposing your students to multiple STEM & STEAM degree options regardless of their post-secondary institutional destinations!
Ringling College of Art & Design
Degree offerings include:  Advertising, Illustration, Computer Animation, Game Design, Creative Writing, Film, Graphics and more. Companies visiting Ringling College year after year to recruit include Disney, Pixar, Hallmark, Apple, Electronic Arts, General Motors and Google.
Florida Polytechnic University
Degree and concentration offerings include:  Computer Engineering, Embedded System Design, Machine Intelligence, Cyber Gaming, Cyber Security, Health Informatics, Cloud Virtualization, Big Data Analytics and more.....surrounded by over 11,500 high tech companies in the Florida High Tech Corridor!
Classroom Expedition Resources
The STEM/STEAM Expedition classroom resources include 1 STEM Jobs Magazine per student, 4 hot STEM Jobs posters & 4 coordinated STEM career lesson plans....PLUS a downloadable guide:  How to get Your Students Interested in Pursuing STEM Careers!
Participating schools can choose from two unique itineraries, each with career experiences related to business, arts, technology, science and mathematics.
Your group will be housed on property in either park, depending upon your itinerary choice. Both itineraries are priced the same!
Both itineraries include your choice of one 3-hour behind the scenes education program on Days 1 and 4 The education program options are listed in each itinerary description.

Days 2 and 3 are the same in both Expeditions, including field trips to the Florida Institute of Technology or Florida Polytechnic University, Kennedy Space Center, Mote Marine Lab and Ringling College of Art and Design.
Universal Orlando Resort® Based Itinerary
Featuring Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Behind the scenes 3 hour choice of sessions and activities include Ride Design, Ride Technology, Hospitality, Movie Making, Marketing & Sales, Leadership Skills, Business Development and Career Selection & Preparation.
Ride Design
Ride Technology
Hospitality
Movie Making
Marketing & Sales
Leadership Skills
Business 
Careers
Entrepreneurship
Universal Park Pass includes:  Universal’s Islands of Adventure® and Universal Studios Orlando®.
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Walt Disney World® Based Itinerary
Featuring Epcot®, Disney’s Animal Kingdom® and Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. Behind the scenes 3 hour choice of sessions and activities include Storytelling, Technology, Marine Science, International Business, Leadership, Conservation, Zoology and Hospitality.
Storytelling
Technology
Marine Science
Zoology
Hospitality
Conservation
International Business
Leadership
Disney Park Pass includes:  Epcot®, Magic Kingdom®, Disney’s Animal Kingdom®, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.
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Inclusions & Pricing
From $1,289 per person....plus transportation to and from Orlando.*
• Pre and Post Expedition "STEM Jobs" Career Curriculum

• All Transportation to and from Orlando International Airport

• 3 Nights Lodging at Walt Disney World® or Universal Orlando Resort®

• 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, and 3 Dinners
• Florida Tech or Florida Poly Tour & Sessions

• Ringling College of Art & Design Campus Tour and Sessions

• Kennedy Space Center Admissions, Sessions and Guided Tour

• Mote Marine Lab Admissions, Sessions and Guided Tour

• University of Central Florida campus tour and sessions.
• All Transportation to and from Field Trip Destinations

• 3-Day Park Pass to all Disney or Universal Parks

• 1 Three Hour Disney or Universal Education Program
• Services of Real World Explorations and WCV American Express Travel staff

• All Taxes and Gratuities
NOTE: *WCV, American Express Travel Agency, the official travel agency of Real World Explorations, has arranged discounted air fares for each participating group.  (Extra days available upon request.)
Available STEM & STEAM Expedition 2017 & 2018 Dates
October 6-9, 2017
January 13-16, 2018
April 20-23, 2018
June 1-4, 2018
Frequently Asked Questions

Who handles the STEM/STEAM Expedition booking and travel arrangements?

WCV/American Express Travel is the official travel company of the STEM/STEAM Expeditions.  WCV/AMEX Travel has been one of Walt Disney World's® "Top 5 Student Travel Planners" for the past decade.  As an American Express Travel Representative, WCV has access to the immense resources of American Express worldwide.

Where will my students be housed?

The Walt Disney World® itinerary includes Disney hotel accommodations. The Universal Orlando Resort® itinerary includes Universal hotel accommodations.

What is the purpose of the STEM Jobs pre and post Expedition career resources?

The STEM Jobs print resources are designed to engage students in a self-discovery process that introduces career options that fit their interests and talents and plan their course work in moving them toward their career goals.

What is included in the STEM/STEAM Expedition tuition?

Hotel accommodations, most meals, all bus transportation upon arrival, all curriculum and instruction, 24-hour supervision, all entry fees, all tips/gratuities, etc. are included in the overall student tuition.  Should a school choose WCV/AMEX Travel's transportation package, round-trip airfare and transportation to and from the Orlando International Airport are also included.

What are my responsibilities as a STEM/STEAM Expedition chaperone?

WCV/AMEX Travel coordinates all travel, lodging, meals as defined, security, and site visits.  All activities and sessions will be facilitated by educators, engineers, designers, scientists, producers, and writers....freeing you to fully share the experience along with your students!

What will the average number of students be in most sessions?

The average number of students in each breakout session will be 25-30 participants.

Does WCV/AMEX Travel's Professional Liability Insurance cover your school group?

Yes!  WCV/AMEX Travel Professional Liability Insurance (Errors & Omission) company policy covers all participating school groups.

What is the difference between the "2" STEM/STEAM Expedition 4-day itineraries?

One itinerary is based at the Walt Disney World Resort®, and the other itinerary is based at the Universal Orlando Resort®.  Days 1 & 4 involve behind-the-scenes activities and sessions in each of the respective parks.  

Each of the resorts offer specialized education programs that are defined in the two itineraries.  Based on what you teach and the interests of your students, you can choose the itinerary that best suits your student group.

Days 2 & 3 on both itineraries are the exact same.

Does the itinerary in each of the 2 Expeditions flow as outlined?

Not necessarily.  Activities and sessions will be adjusted accordingly in order to maintain the facilitator/student ratio in order to maintain the quality of each presentation.

Is there a difference in cost between the 2 itineraries?

No!  Both itineraries are priced the same.

Questions? 
Contact us for bookings and additional information.