Global Scholars Program

In today's increasingly interconnected world, it is important to prepare students to compete in the global economy. To be college and career ready, all students must master today's essential 21st Century Skills including global awareness, critical-thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration and creativity.

Given that fact, Dublin City Schools is now offering a district-wide Global Scholars Educational Travel Program to complement our curriculum. We believe that with the addition of these international opportunities, we will be offering our students the ultimate combination of knowledge and first-hand experiences to produce globally minded, career-focused citizens. Collaborating with us in this initiative, we have chosen EF Education First -  The World Leader in International Education. This world-wide company has long believed, as we do, that students and educators must understand the world around them, from cultures and languages to economic and social systems.  We are aligned in our work around 21st century learning, and together we have created this educational opportunity for you and your students.
Global Scholars educational travel costs include lodging, breakfasts and dinners, airfare, and chaperone. Costs may vary depending upon when students register to reserve their spot on a trip.

2018 Dublin City Schools Travel Program

Coffman

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Kari Curtis

Environmental Citizenship in the Dominican Republic

www.eftours.com/1933658PM

Trek into the central highlands of the Dominican Republic where mountainous landscapes, coffee plantations and alpine pastures stretch as far as the eye can see. Explore the area’s rich biodiversity while learning how reforestation and ecotourism efforts have significantly helped replenish the land. As you’re immersed in the local culture, you’ll work together with non-profits and community members to build sustainable solutions to the conservation, economic and social challenges they face.

Tom Turner

WWII and the Western Front

www.eftours.com/1945052UD


Walking on the peaceful beaches of Normandy, it's hard to imagine the violence and valor of June 6, 1944. But D-Day - and so many other crucial moments of World War II - come into focus when you set foot in war rooms, battlefields and memorials that altered the course of history. From London to Paris to Berlin, consider the significance and remember the sacrifice of the Allied victory.

Tim Flora

England, Ireland, and Wales

www.eftours.com/1982956CE

Castles, cathedrals, coastlines and countrysides are your classroom for this unforgettable journey. The British Isles have inspired imaginations for centuries. From the rolling, rugged beauty of the Ring of Kerry to magnificent man-made cathedrals like St. Patrick's in Dublin and Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford, you'll feel the spirits of history by your side every step of the way.


Scioto

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Heidi Heaton

Experience France and Switzerland

www.eftours.com/1842520UH

France and Switzerland share a 372-mile border—and centuries of close political ties and cultural connections. Go beyond the sights and gain a deeper understanding of the way of life in both countries, from making cheese in Emmental, exploring classic Swiss architecture, taking an Impressionist painting lesson in Paris, or making an early-morning visit to a street market.

Jim Schafer

WWII and the Western Front

www.eftours.com/1943958JR

Walking on the peaceful beaches of Normandy, it's hard to imagine the violence and valor of June 6, 1944. But D-Day - and so many other crucial moments of World War II - come into focus when you set foot in war rooms, battlefields and memorials that altered the course of history. From London to Paris to Berlin, consider the significance and remember the sacrifice of the Allied victory.



Jerome

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Randy Slack

Madrid to Barcelona

www.eftours.com/1897204YH

Discover Spanish art, architecture and history. The Prado in Madrid is one of the world’s best museums; the architecture of Gaudí makes Barcelona an open-air gallery; the Guggenheim in Bilbao has a renowned collection. Along the way, experience the unique regional traditions, from Segovia’s Old Town to the streets of Pamplona, famous for its annual running of the bulls.

Jason Rice

WWII and the Western Front

www.eftours.com/1928498PA

Walking on the peaceful beaches of Normandy, it's hard to imagine the violence and valor of June 6, 1944. But D-Day - and so many other crucial moments of World War II - come into focus when you set foot in war rooms, battlefields and memorials that altered the course of history. From London to Paris to Berlin, consider the significance and remember the sacrifice of the Allied victory.

Rebecca Allen

Japan: Land of the Rising Sun

www.eftours.com/2000237TV

Japan has had many identities through the centuries; its story is a fascinating one. Tokyo is the modern-day center of pop culture and business, while Kyoto remains the most traditional of the big cities. The country has unsurpassed natural beauty—see it from the window of the high-speed shinkansen train and in the majestic lakes and mountains of Hakone National Park.


Grizzell Middle School

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Jim Hull

History

www.eftours.com/1845232WT

The experience of a lifetime is waiting for you. Every detail from the cities you'll stay in to the cultural discoveries you'll make have been customized by your teacher for your group. Take a look at your personal itinerary for a sneak peek of what's in store.

Global Scholars Educational Travel Handbook

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