Our Accreditations

Don’t just take our word for it

We’re proud to be the best in the business when it comes to school expeditions. But don’t just take our word for it – here’s some of the big names that rate us. 

ATOL logo


All of our school expeditions are financially protected by ATOL, giving our travellers and their families absolute peace of mind.


Expedition Providers Association

We are proud members of EPA – a membership made up of UK-based expedition providers catering for young adults under 25 in full-time education.


Learning Outside The Classroom Badge

The LoTC Quality Badge for learning outside of the classroom. We believe a well-rounded education involves learning outside the classroom too.

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Student travellers are able to use their expedition towards the ASDAN Universities Award which accredits their experience and is a welcome addition to an employment CV or UCAS application.

To read more: https://www.asdan.org.uk/

Duke of Edinburgh's Award logo

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

We are an approved activity provider for young people looking to gain their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

BS8848 logo


The British safety standard for running expeditions outside of the UK. The highest accreditation as far as safety is concerned.


Safe Travels by World Travel & Tourism Council

We are members of the Safe Travels by World Travel & Tourism Council, meaning we have adopted the travel industry standardised health and hygiene global protocols – so you can experience ‘Safe Travels’.


Investors In People

We have been awarded silver accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating our commitment to realising the potential of our team.


Adventure Activity Associates – BS8848 Conformity

We have been independently assessed by Adventure Activity Associates against the BS8848 conformity standard.



All of our independent trips (flights exclusive) are financially protected by ABTOT, giving our travellers peace of mind.


Glasgow Declaration

We are commited to support the global goals to halve emissions over the next decade and reach Net Zero emissions as soon as possible before 2050.

Best Sustainable Organisation Award

‘Best Sustainable Organisation’ Winner

We were awarded Best Sustainable Organisation at the Global Youth Travel Awards 2019, a recognition of our excellence in promoting and practising sustainable operations throughout our organisation.

GoAbroad Innovation in Online Programming 2021

‘Innovation in Online Programming’ Winner

Real World Studies was awarded the Innovation in Online Programming at the GoAbroad Awards 2021, a recognition that we have provided an exemplary and intuitive online experience in the field of international and experiential education.