Explore DC

As a top student travel destination, Washington, DC hosts students from all over the world to experience the rich history of our nation’s capital. In 2001, SYTA kicked off its 5th Anniversary year on the steps of the Capitol Building. For those who were in attendance, the experience became an unforgettable memory and a prominent reminder of the ways in which student travel can enhance and change lives. It seems only fitting that SYTA returns to Washington, DC to celebrate the association’s 25th anniversary.



“Coming off a challenging year for everyone, it’s exciting to welcome SYTA to Washington, DC in 2022. Travel opens the door to new experiences and that’s so important to all of us, especially students,” said Elliott L. Ferguson II, President & CEO, Destination DC. “I welcome the SYTA community to safely visit us in person and experience our incredible monuments, museums and memorials along with world-class arts and culture like pre-Broadway premieres, hands-on STEAM experiences and history lessons that come to life, a Michelin-starred dining scene and diverse neighborhoods. It’s a great feeling to know we get to share that with operators again, and in turn, our students.”

As SYTA prepares for its return to in-person conferences, safety of its members and partners will remain a top priority.