"The goal of our projects and trips is to make young people aware of what is happening beyond their borders and discover the world in a fun and easily accessible way."


Director Fairaway

Cross Your Borders

We are a youth organisation, which has been organising interactive educational projects about our global society on secondary schools in the Netherlands and Flanders for 15 years now. On a yearly basis, we implement over 250 projects ranging from 2 to 4 school days, reaching over 40,000 students from 12 to 18 years old. During school holidays we organise experience trips to developing countries, under the name of Fairaway.


We work according to the principle ‘peer-to-peer’: all activities are coordinated by a team of more than 100 enthusiastic students from vocational schools from all over the country, as interns or volunteers. Through fun games and assignments they guide the students through various societal and global topics. The organisation is led by a permanent team of 15 employees. Visit www.crossyourborders.nl

"No matter how much you learn about developing countries from books and documentaries, you can’t beat a real life experience!"


Travel guide Fairaway


During our educational projects we often received comments from students saying: “All this information about these developing countries is super interesting, but we would like to see these countries with our own eyes.”

In 2014, we organised a pilot trip to Uganda, as a response to the growing request from students, teaming up with the Willem de Zwijger College in Bussum, and De Breul in Zeist. It turned out to be a huge success. In 2014, ‘Cross Your Borders abroad’ first saw the light of day. The name Fairaway was first introduced in 2015. The focal point for our trips is to gain valuable experience. We try, like in our educational projects, to find the perfect balance between fun and education.

We have organised the following experience trips: 

2015.05 Tanzania 9P
2015.08 Tanzania 6P
2015.12 Tanzania 7P
2016.05 Tanzania 9P
2016.07 Tanzania 13P
2016.12 Tanzania/Kenya 8P
2017.05 Tanzania/Kenya 8P
2017.07 Tanzania/Kenya 11P
2017.10 Tanzania/Kenya 10P
2018.04 Tanzania/Kenya 17P
2018.07 Tanzania/Kenya 11P
2019.02 Suriname 7P
2019.05 Nepal 12P
2019.05 Tanzania/Kenya 18P
2019.07 Tanzania/Kenya 10P

We have organised the following school trips:

2014.05 Uganda 10P
2017.12 Tanzania 19P
2018.05 Tanzania/Kenya 14P
2018.09 Tanzania/Kenya 6P
2019.05 Tanzania/Kenya 15P
2019.06 Ghana 15P

Want to know how Fairaway participants have experienced their trip? Read the reviews on Google and Facebook.

"I was a little nervous…..but it turned out to be a really amazing experience for our daughter. A lot of new experiences, impressions and adventures! Priceless!"




Fairaway trips are guided by two Cross Your Borders employees. These are well-educated young people with university degrees between the ages of 22-33. They have extensive experience travelling to various countries in different continents and are familiar with guiding youth groups. During the trip, they will be available and near the group 24/7. In all countries we work with local partners. They always make sure that local guides are available to accompany the group. These guides are familiar with the environment, local population and are able to help out with translations if necessary. Below you’ll find an overview with all of our travel guides.

Kirsten (26)

Active since: 2017


Countries: Tanzania, Kenya, Suriname, Nepal, Ghana, Sri Lanka, United States, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, and many European countries.


“For me, travelling creates unforgettable life experiences and beautiful memories. Participating in a local culture with local people is the most fun thing to do!”

Roel (33)
Travel guide

Active since: 2010


Countries: Tanzania, Kenya, Turkey, Cambodia, Thailand, and many European countries like Scotland, Poland, and Hungary.


“When I’m travelling I love to see and experience as much as I can: From climbing trees and scuba diving, to sightseeing beautiful buildings and tasting local dishes!”

Madelon (31)
Travel guide

Active since: 2012


Countries: Tanzania, Canada, South Africa, United States, Nepal and many European countries like Bosnia, Hungary, and Montenegro.


“I always have fun preparing my trips by researching all the different places of interest and country facts!”

Juul (30)
Travel guide

Active since: 2012


Countries: Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, China, Thailand, Singapore, United States, and many European countries.


“Every single time I am surprised how hospitable and welcoming people are across the globe!”

Chantal (31)
Travel guide

Active since: 2014


Countries: Tanzania, Ethiopia, South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Bolivia, Nicaragua and European countries.


“While travelling I always enjoy visiting local villages and to go on tours with small, personal companies to experiences the local life.”

Laura (28)
Travel guide

Active since: 2015


Countries: Tanzania, Indonesia, Canada, Sri Lanka, Ghana and many European countries like Norway, Switzerland, and Hungary.


“I am a true adventurer and love to go climbing and camping in the mountains. Enjoying the camp fire and playing guitar!”

Lotte (26)
Travel guide

Active since: 2018


Countries: Tanzania, Kenya, Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Dubai, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland and European countries.


''I am really curious about life on the other side of the world, how people live and what the surroundings look like.'

Esmée (27)
Travel guide

Active since: 2018

Countries: Tanzania, Kenya, Australia, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Morocco, USA, Dominican Republic, Russia and many European countries.

''Traveling for me is getting to know new people who look at the world differently and by that learn more about myself as well.'' 

Sarah (25)
Travel guide

Active since: 2018


Countries: Suriname, Cuba, Colombia, Canada, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Qatar and many in Europe. 


''Travelling is a big adventure for me. I think it is really cool to meet people from other cultures and visit the most unknown places.''

Berttina (27)
Travel guide

Active since: 2019

Countries: Tanzania, Kenya, Indonesia en many European countries.


"For me, travelling is like tuna in sushi; You can live without it, but once you've tasted it, you never want different.''

Klara (25)
Travel guide

Active since: 2019

Countries: Tanzania, Kenya, United States, Thailand, Laos, India, Curaçao and many European countries.

"Travelling gives me so much energy. Nothing can replace the unique experiences gained while travelling!"

Sanne (24)
Travel guide

Active since: 2019

Countries: United States, Cuba and many European countries like Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.


"I am really interested in other cultures and I think that you can only experience this by walking around in a country and talk with the locals."

Charissa (22)
Travel guide

Active since: 2017

Countries: Thailand, Macedonia and other European countries.


"What I like about travelling is that my habits are not the same as their habits. I enjoy to experience these differences and to adapt myself to their culture!"

Tina (26)
Travel guide

Active since: 2019

Countries: Thailand, Bali, Curacao, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and many European countries.

"You get out of your comfort zone during travelling. That's why I've learned a lot and enjoy to go on every new adventure.''