Global Field Study

Nobis Project immerses educators and student groups within communities in order to explore the under-told stories of the local history, culture, people and environment. By bringing stories and cultures alive, and by uncovering uncomfortable realities, we aim to teach youth the power of solidarity.

Virtual Field Study

Student Group Field Study

Educator Field Study

Virtual Field Study

Nobis Project offers a range of virtual experiences for groups to learn about Race, Power, and the Preservation of African American History and Gullah-Geechee Culture. The opportunities include:

Virtual Field Study Modules (Free) – short videos that highlight stories from sites in Savannah and Sapelo Island. Videos are paired with critical reflection questions and additional teaching resources. Explore modules >>

Virtual Guest Speakers (Fee) – invite one of our community partners to virtually visit with your group for a 50 minute session. 

Touch and Feel Kits (Fee) – Bring a physical piece of the Lowcountry to your classroom or students’ homes. These kits have pieces from the natural landscape of the Lowcountry and a downloadable pdf with information about the Gullah-Geechee cultural significance of each item.

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Plan a Virtual Field Study

Nobis Project will work with you to design a powerful virtual learning opportunity for your students by following these steps:

  1. Schedule a Call so that we can have a conversation about your programming goals, desired outcomes and budget allowance.
  2. Review Customized Draft Itinerary sent to you from Nobis Project and based on our conversation.
  3. Schedule a Second Call to review the draft itinerary and confirm dates.
  4. Sign Engagement Contract sent by Nobis Project to your organization.
Service-Learning Opportunity

Nobis Project offers the following student engagement projects for student groups from elementary through higher education. These in-direct service-learning projects allow students to remotely connect with community experts and scholars and create learning resources for Nobis Project to freely share. These resources are a first step towards using education as a means for creating a more just, sustainable and equitable world.

  1. Alternative Holiday Stories – identify resources that tell the full story of holidays (i.e. Columbus Day, Independence Day, Juneteenth, and more).
  2. Historical Contributions of Marginalized Groups – build interactive timelines featuring contributions
  3. Virtual Community Forums – collaborate with Nobis Project to plan forums on such topics as:
    • Black Land Matters
    • How to Make Structural Change
    • Unpacking the Dominant Narrative of Blackness
    • Open to student suggestions!
Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of virtual tours? – Our Virtual Tour Module and accompanying teaching resources are free.  There is a sliding scale fee for our Virtual Guest Speakers and Touch & Feel Kits based on number of participants.

What are the virtual guest speaker topic options? 

  • Life on Sapelo Island
  • Traditional Gullah-Geechee Seagrass Basket Weaving
  • Incorporating Stories of Enslaved Africans in Historic House Museums
  • 40 Arces and a Mule – Land Ownership and Structural Equality
  • Contributions of Africans in Colonial US
  • Secret Schools for Enslaved Africans

Looking for something else? Contact us to discuss customization.

How many people can participate in a virtual tour? – The benefit of the virtual platform is unlimited participation. Note that with more participants, fewer will be able to ask their own questions of guest speakers.

What age groups are recommended for the virtual tours? – The tours are designed for 4th grade and up. Contact us if you are interested in customizing a program for younger students.

Can I do more than one tour? – Yes! Use the modules as frquently as you like and you may schedule multiple Virtual Guest Speakers (depending on their availablity).

Do I have to be a school group to participate? – No, we welcome any groups (even families!)

How do I set up a program?Schedule a call and we will set up a customized program. 


Schedule a Call

To discuss customization or to set up a program, schedule a call today!

Student Group Field Study

Nobis World Field Study is an opportunity for school groups to travel domestically to cultures different from their own. The goal of the program is to expand students’ knowledge, experiences and global awareness in order to:

  • Reflect on and challenge preconceived notions
  • Hear stories and historical accounts from the origin community
  • Examine our shared fate and social responsibility to one another
  • Learn from our host community what is required to create a more just, sustainable, and equitable world

As part of these group excursions, participants will be immersed in another culture, engaged in service-learning with a local organization or engage in the community by listening, participate in critical reflection, and plan a way to share their learning.


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Plan a Field Study

Nobis Project will work with you to design a powerful learning opportunity for your students by following these steps:

  1. Schedule a Call so that we can have a conversation about your programming goals and desired outcomes.
  2. Complete a Customize Your Program Form, sent following our conversation, which includes a checklist for you to indicate your preferences for accommodations, meal options, programming tours and experiences, and engagement opportunities.
  3. Review Customized Draft Itinerary sent to you from Nobis Project and based on your checklist selections.
  4. Schedule a Second Call to review the draft itinerary and finalize budget.
  5. Sign Engagement Contract sent by Nobis Project to your organization.
Sample Itinerary

View a sample itinerary for our Savannah & The Lowcountry Program: Race, Power and Preservation of the African American and Gullah-Geechee History and Culture. View Itinerary >>

Health & Safety

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Schedule a Call

Schedule a Call today and beging planning your Nobis World Field Study program.

It can be difficult at times to face down our own opinions, perceptions, and beliefs: sometimes to the level of denial. But it doesn’t mean people can’t grow. They can. 

– Josiah “Jazz” Watts, Nobis World Facilitator

Educator Field Study

Nobis World is an exciting opportunity for educators to travel, domestically or abroad, to cultures different from your own. The goal of the program is to expand teachers’ knowledge and experiences and in turn enrich their students’ learning and global awareness. As part of these group excursions, participants are immersed in another culture, engaged with a local community partners, and guided through deep, critical reflection by Nobis Project on how to integrate their experience into globally relevant lessons for their classrooms.

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Join a Program

Learn more about upcoming programs:

Savannah, GA & The Lowcountry


Health & Safety

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Nobis World Facilitators
Professional Development Certificates
Nobis Project awards every educator a professional development certificate of participation at the end of each Nobis World program, at no additional cost. Educators must complete the elearning component of the program (pre and post) to receive professional development certificate.
Funding Opportunities

Nobis Project is committed to working hard to make participation in Nobis World Field Studies programs as affordable as possible. There are a limited number of scholarships available for teachers. Because aid is limited, please carefully consider all the resources available that might help fund your trip before deciding how much aid to request. You can apply for a scholarship by completing the appropriate sections of the application form. Visit our Resources page for more funding opportunties including grants from other sources.

Upcoming Educator Programs

Black Land Matters

Black Land Matters

Savannah, Ga & Sapelo Island: A Gullah-Geechee Field Study
August 7-9, 2021 (waitlist)
October 22-24, 2021

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“I thought this might be a life-changing experience … and I was right!! This trip is the missing piece for so many educators today. It provided the space to talk about issues of race, power, privilege, and cultural awareness that doesn’t often happen in schools.”
Sarah Coste

Math Coordinator, Potomac School, McLean, VA

Health & Safety


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Our commitment to health & safety

Nobis Project holds the safety of its participants, facilitators, and community partners as the primary concern on any Nobis World Field Study.  Nobis Project brings extensive experience and a commitment to continually improve our programs and make them safe for studying and exploring. The four elements to our commitment to health and safety include:

  • Experience: Our staff are experienced travelers and accomplished youth travel program leaders. They receive annual training in risk management, first aid, and facilitation.
  • Continuous Monitoring: We monitor global events closely, from weather to political climate, and stay abreast of all relevant US State Department Travel Advisories, Warnings, and embassy messages. 
  • Careful Planning: Nobis Project is built on personal connections. We have carefully researched nearest medical facilities and our facilitators are equipped with comprehensive emergency management tools. Our health safe safety policies and procedures are frequently reviewed and refined by our Risk Management Team. For more information about our most up-to-date health and safety policies and procedures, please review our Risk Management Plan and Resource Guide 
  • Self-Care: We recognize that participant wellness begins with self-care and is more than just policies and procedures. We are committed to building inclusive and supportive environments for our participants, community partners and facilitators. We encourage all participants to help create a positive learning community for themselves and others. This beings prior to participating in a program; by sharing your own health and wellness needs on our health questionnaire. Participants who Amy need accommodations should be in touch with their program leader and/or Nobis Project staff.

If you have specific questions around health and safety policies, please contact us. We are more than happy to discuss details of our risk management policies and procedures with you.

What kind of vaccines will I need?

Every country has its own particular health care risks and every person has different levels of comfort regarding those risks when traveling overseas. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you consult with your healthcare provider to help you determine the appropriate vaccines and medicines for your trip. Please note that some vaccinations require more than one dose taken several weeks apart, so you should talk with your healthcare provider well in advance. It is your responsibility to know if you require any vaccinations or precautions for the country that you are visiting. Nobis Project will provide some country specific information to assist in your planning, following registration.
The following CDC websites provide useful information regarding travel to specific countries, but are not a replacement for a visit with your own physician:
All participants are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Do we have to purchase travel health insurance? Evacuation insurance?

For our overseas programs Nobis Project requires that, in addition to your regular health insurance, you purchase travel medical insurance (including personal medical) and emergency evacuation and repatriation up to $200,000 USD of coverage. You will not be permitted to participate in the trip until your Nobis World has received evidence of travel insurance coverage. Below are two providers who specialize in travel insurance and provide comprehensive and affordable insurance for medical treatment, emergency evacuation, and other unplanned events while traveling overseas. In most cases, you can purchase very good coverage for around $40 USD.

To obtain a quote and purchase travel insurance, visit:  
The International Volunteer Card (Plus Plan – approximately $40) includes the amount of travel medical insurance you need for Nobis World travel, plus other trip insurance benefits.  

Will there be a hospital where we are staying?

There are hospitals or medical facilities close to each of the Nobis World site locations. Nobis World facilitators have first-aid supplies available to meet basic needs; it is recommended that travelers also carry their own basic first-aid kit. Program locations are chosen with access to medical facilities in mind.

Special Needs

Nobis Project will do our best to accommodate any special needs. Please keep in mind that certain locations will be better able to meet different dietary restrictions or mobility limitations. Participants are responsible for bringing a supply of all prescribed medicines and medical equipment required to last for the duration of the program.

Will I be able to contact home while traveling?

Nobis World facilitators have cell phones that work in the country of travel and have international calling plans in case of emergency. During portions of travel you will likely have access to Internet, although potentially intermittent, and can post to a blog and send an email back home. If you are interested in using your cell phone while traveling, check with your cell phone provider about the international calling capability of your device and corresponding rates. Note that sometimes text messaging can be a significantly cheaper way to correspond and when Wi-Fi is available, calling via FaceTime, What’s App or Google Duo are the most cost effective options.

Where can I find health & safety resources for traveling?

Health and safety concerns vary by location. You should begin by reviewing the CDC travel website and the US State Department travel website for your program locations. These websites provide detailed information about required immunizations, medical resources, travel warnings and tips for staying safe.

What is the emergency contact information while traveling?

Emergency support number (monitored 24/7)


If you have come to help me you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.

–Lilla Watson, Aboriginal elder, activist & educator

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