Kellogg Worldwide Experiences and Service Trips (KWEST) is one of the most popular student activities at Kellogg, bringing together incoming students and four or five second-year trip leaders through a variety of outdoor and community service activities on a domestic or international trip. All KWEST trips take place during the week before CIM (Pre-term activities) and are entirely student-led with the support of Kellogg administration.

Ask almost any Kellogg student about KWEST and you are likely to hear it is one of the most beloved and defining experiences of their time here at Kellogg. Each trip offers an amazing outdoor adventure, a chance to contribute to communities in need and the opportunity to bond with other incoming students. You’ll form lifelong friendships with people who share your passion for travel and exploration, whether that means biking in Holland, snorkeling in Nicaragua, lounging by the pool in the Caribbean or going who-knows-where on the Mystery Trip. This year’s KWEST trips will include a diverse spectrum of trip locations, activities, and price.

Each KWEST group will meet in Evanston for a kickoff gettogether on the day prior to departure. All trips will depart from Evanston for their respective destinations and must return to campus in time for a day of rest before CIM kicks off.

Please feel free to contact us in case of any questions that are not answered in the FAQs (Please note that these policies are hard and fast. Given that we're coordinating the travel of more than 700 participants annually, individual exceptions cannot be made). Our email address is kwest@kellogg.northwestern.edu

We look forward to seeing you on a KWEST trip this summer! We invite you to read the trip descriptions posted on this site, start daydreaming about where you’ll be this August and get acquainted with our fantastic group of KWEST leaders. They can’t wait to meet you!

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