Global Travel 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 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.
 
The Global Travel Program costs include lodging, breakfasts and dinners, airfare, and chaperone. Costs may vary depending upon when students register to reserve their spot on a trip.

2019-20 Dublin City Schools Travel Program

Group LeaderTour NameTour WebsiteTour Description
Laura FlahertyEngland, Ireland & Waleshttps://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2163965TNCastles, 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.
Rebecca AllenExperience Japanhttps://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2168863SHJapan is an island nation of contrasts. Neon lights pulse and shine on century-old temples, monks walk alongside anime cosplayers, and Zen meditation is practiced in the same parks that people take selfies. It may sound chaotic, but Japan has perfected the balance of ancient and modern. A better understanding of Buddhism and Shinto, higher truth, or just a measure of inner peace await you on this meditative journey through the tranquil side of Japanese culture.
Randy Slack & Beth WillerCommunity Development in Peru's Mountain Villageshttps://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2153118bvMeaningful. Sustainable. Unforgettable
High up in the mountains where rolling greens lead to snow-capped peaks, you’ll journey into the remote villages surrounding Cuzco. As you explore the heart of Inca civilization, you’ll learn how locals preserve history, art and heritage, while also gaining insight into the challenges they face. Working together with community members, you’ll build long-term solutions to support economic sustainability, agriculture and access to education. As you foster meaningful relationships within the community, you’ll celebrate customs and help empower a village for generations to come.
Kari CurtisLanguage Immersion through Costa Rica https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2155821AW
Each day of your Language Immersion Tour is built around a different theme that ties together daily language lessons, cultural activities and interactions with locals. Language lessons provide students with the cultural context and relevant vocabulary they’ll need to navigate each experiential activity. Through it all, your Language Immersion Program Director will be with you, supporting your students’ language learning and highlighting each breakthrough moment.
Stacey WilhelmGreece & Italyhttps://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2263507wx
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. The trip is open to 6-9 grades.
Tony Evans Discover Germany and AustriaCheck out more information at this link, or you can email [email protected]Embark on an adventure and discover the German-speaking world. Explore the highlights of German art, history and language. Tour castles, fortresses, and cathedrals. Hike in the Alps. Plumb the depths of a salt mine. Explore museums for art, history, and technology. Enjoy authentic food. Experience authentic culture. See amazing countryside and breathtaking city architecture. Speak German. Have a great time and make some new friends. Komm mit!

2020-21 Dublin City Schools Travel Program

Group LeaderTour NameTour WebsiteTour Description
Disa Banker & Shawn Kaeser From London to Paris (Middle School)https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2329850ss This tour is designed for students aged 11-15. London and Paris are both brimming with historic highlights, vibrant culture, and plenty of charm. Begin your journey in the English capital, where you'll see many of the city's beloved landmarks, including the Tower of London, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and Hyde Park. Then hop on the high-speed train to France's capital to come face-to-face with the Mona Lisa in the Louvre and stroll through the landscaped palace gardens of Versailles.
Randy Slack & Kari CurtisEcosystems of Ecuadorhttps://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2297234ha Ecuador is home to four major ecosystems: the rough and jagged landscapes surrounding the towering Andes, the misty and mysterious cloud forests, the tropical rainforests of the Amazon, and the sunny, white-sand Galapagos Islands. Soak up local culture and customs as you dive deep into the region's awe-inspiring scenery, and glimpse magnificent sunsets just outside your door.
James Schafer Ireland in Depthhttps://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2220379ks From rugged coastlines to rolling countrysides, charming villages to valleys dotted with sheep, experience Ireland's natural beauty and local culture. Travel beyond the major cities to explore the towering Cliffs of Moher by boat, wander past ancient rock formations at Giant's Causeway, and stop at small towns along the Atlantic Coast. Our tip for this tour? Snag a window seat.
Rebecca AllenExperience Japanhttps://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2260085jb Japan is an island nation of contrasts. Neon Lihts pulse and shine on century-old temples, monks walk alongside anime cosplayers, and Zen meditation is practiced in the same parks that people take selfies. It may sound chaotic, but Japan has perfected the balance of ancient and modern. A better understanding of Buddhism and Shinto, higher truth, or just a measure of inner peace await you on this meditative journey through the tranquil side of Japanese culture.
Emily Combs WWII and European Historyhttps://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2308367pw 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 and Vienna, consider the significance and remember the sacrifice of the Allied victory.
Patricia Santanello Curtain Time in London  https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2285507phThe lights dim and the voices hush. The curtain rises and you're swept away by the performance on stage. London's theater scene has something for every audience. Tragedies, comedies and musicals. Long-running favorites and groundbreaking debuts. You'll explore theater's roots at Shakespeare's Globe and learn about its present and future during backstage tours and lecutres. And of course, London is a show in its own right. 

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