Mission and Philosophy

The purpose of the travel club is to educate students about travel and prepare them for success in a global society, while also making travel accessible to all students interested in traveling. Throughout the school year, we will educate students, by discussing many topics related to our destination including: cultural and social norms, history, language, architecture, famous people and accomplishments, art, and travel safety. The visit abroad would serve as a capstone tying everything together in a unique and unforgettable experience.

We believe that travel is an educational experience, with an infinite number of benefits which are different for every individual. For many students this will be their first trip abroad; the travel club is a means to opening their eyes to using the world as their classroom and the importance of becoming life-long learners through all available avenues. Students who go on tour will become more responsible, more mature, more confident, more independent, more open-minded and will better understand the world in which they live.

It is important to note that this trip would be run by EF (Education First), a company that has over 45 years of experience and is fully accredited. The group leader will be trained in safety, supervision, group management, tour logistics and planning (airport check in, bus transfers, ect), and curriculum resources so that travelling with students will be as safe and effective as possible. Our group will also have a tour guide with us at all times who is familiar with the area and has been trained in group travel as well.