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What is TRIO?

The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) includes eight programs (Educational Opportunities Centers, Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement, Student Support Services, Talent Search, Training Program for Federal TRIO Programs Staff, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math-Science, Veterans Upward Bound), each designed to help assist low-income individuals, first-generation students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate.

Why Gerber Tours?

At Gerber Tours, we believe that travel can forever change how every student sees the world around them. From connecting with professors and peers while visiting colleges/universities, to participating in major multicultural events happening in cities across the US, the possibilities are endless.

Every student deserves the opportunity to turn the impossible into reality. Through travel, culture immersion, multicultural events, and immersive college/career experiences, every student in the TRIO programs can aspire to greatness!





Browse Our Programs

Below you will find some sample itineraries of former TRIO travel programs.  Each of our tours are designed with budget, quality, and exciting experiences in the forefront of the program!


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“Let’s Talk TRIO” Podcast




Juan Rivas, Former director of the TRIO/Upward Bound program at Eastern New Mexico University has developed an incredible podcast, Let’s Talk TRIO.
This podcast focuses on the advocates, students, staff, and alumni of the federal TRIO programs (Equal Opportunity Centers, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Science, Veteran’s Upward Bound, McNair, Talent Search, Student Support Services) to amplify their message and story. Their mission is to provide a platform to the TRIO community so that they may share their story and educational journey.


Listen to the latest episodes here or wherever you get your podcasts from.


  • Customized Itineraries

  • Guided University Campus Tours

  • Immersive Educational Opportunities

  • Diverse Cultural Adventures

  • Historical Attractions

  • Cost Effective Programs

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