Teenage years are precious & exciting and it’s a time that won’t return. It can be wonderful and perhaps a bit overwhelming to soak it all in while you figure out the path ahead – subjects to drop, career paths to consider and carve out some time for serious fun.

Indeed, life will give you plenty of time to find your purpose (and you don’t have to have just one), but, we can help you get a head start (without compromising on the fun time). We’ve made it easy for you to walk in the footsteps of many who have chosen to #DoTheDifferent. We’ll open the doors to experiences formal schools and at times even parents can’t introduce you to, to things you might not have thought about yet and possibly to things you may be yearning to do. We’ll put you in situations where you’ll learn more about the world and about yourself, especially the things that make you tick and the ones that don’t!

The World
is your Classroom

We are trying to avoid the cliché "Travel is the Best Teacher" stuff, but that's exactly what it is! You need to get out there because sometimes even the best institutions are not educational enough


You can be Anything
you want to be

You know that! Except, there might exist something that's just for you that you may not even be aware of! Get real world exposure, hands on experiential learning & real life inspiration from those who walk the talk.


Always Challenge
Status Quo

No one ever got anywhere by staying within their comfort zone. Only when we challenge everything around us, do we discover our potential. We'll push you out of the box and you’ll see the change yourself.



We respect the animal kingdom that can’t talk and the environment that can’t walk. We respect local folks and their customs. We use inclusive accommodation & commit ourselves to character building community work.


is the Compass
that Leads us
to our Passions

Our Story

DoTheDifferent is the brainchild of IIM-B Alumna Gauri Jayaram. While her experience in the travel industry spans over 25 years in varied profiles with some of the world’s most famous travel brands, it was her role as a mother of two teenagers, that prompted her to develop the signature DoTheDifferent Young Adult Internships & Leadership Expeditions in 2017. Since then the company has operated trips in South Africa, India, Tanzania, Nepal and introduced many more compelling programs to many more countries.

Designed to introduce 13 to 19 year olds to varied topics and subjects such as environment, wildlife, culinary arts, photography as well as in personal development, leadership etc. that are best experienced and learnt outside conventional classrooms, the trips deliver the philosophy of ‘Travel is the Greatest Education’, while giving teenagers ‘hand on exposure’ and the chance to experiment with subjects through work that is appropriate at their physical, emotional and intellectual level, opening doors to the incredible possibilities their future can offer.

Why Choose Us

Life is an

Discover, appreciate and understand the world you live in


An insight into unconventional opportunities

Develop New
Skills & Interests

Many that can’t be taught in an ordinary classroom

Learn first-hand
from the experts

Get access to specialists and leaders in their field


Independence, Team Building & Leadership

Authentic Cultural
& Community Work

Meaningful experiences that make a difference

like-minded Youth

From all over India and at times the world

Safe Environment

Self-discovery & Growth in a secure environment

Internship &

Value Addition to College Applications with the Certificate

Our Experts

Our Expedition Managers

Our Experts

These are some of our fabulous team members you may end up speaking with during the course of exploring or finalising a trip with us.

AEE Member

DoTheDifferent is a member of The Association of Experiential Education (AEE), which  is a global community of experiential educators and practitioners with the shared goal of elevating the field of Experiential Education. We strive to keep an updated technical approach in our programs and apply methodologies and practices to deliver the best learning outcomes.  



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