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Re: High School Senior Class Trip...Any suggestions? by tucsonmike on 31 October 2005 1:57am
 
I've stayed with friends and colleagues of my fathers in Warsaw, Krakow, and Bratislava. I visited another colleague of my dad's in Prague. I've known his Polish friends for over thirty years.
Mike
 
Re: High School Senior Class Trip...Any suggestions? by bandgeek512 on 3 November 2005 11:29pm
 
Very cool, Mike. How did you like it in Prague?
 
Re: High School Senior Class Trip...Any suggestions? by tucsonmike on 4 November 2005 4:27am
 
Prague is a lot of fun. Many of the older buildings were preserved. Lots to do. Just be careful in the squares in warmer weather for pickpockets. Get lists of approved taxis from your hotel. There are many ripoffs. Show real interest in the culture. There are 100,000 Americans in Prague now and many act like the "Ugly American." I had a blast there. If your school authorities have any more questions, I can give you my information and I'll be happy to speak with them.
Mike
 
Re: High School Senior Class Trip...Any suggestions? by bandgeek512 on 4 November 2005 12:46pm
 
Thanks, Miiike! :-) I shall definitely mention the items you've said about Prague. Ah, it sounds so exciting!
 
Re: High School Senior Class Trip...Any suggestions? by tucsonmike on 5 November 2005 3:53am
 
You're welcome Layne glad to be of assistance. Gee, you can head to Poland, and I can tell my surrogate Uncle Piotr. Escort people around Krakow? He'd love it. Especially the Southern accents (He spent time at the University of Alabama).

Mike
 
Re: High School Senior Class Trip...Any suggestions? by Podge97 on 17 December 2005 11:50pm
 
Hi

Sorry if i'm a bit late but last year my school went to Costa Rica for 10 days. They visited small towns around the coutry, visited Costa Rican schools and went to a volcano.

This is similar to your suggestion of Chile and another idea as it is probaly closer than Europe (depends where you are I suppose).

There is a link of a report on the trip.
http://www.vyners.hillingdon.sch.uk/

Go down the right hand side and click on "Vyners students visited Costa Rica during the Easter break. One student's diary of their 10-day visit can be read here."

Hope this helps
Dan
 
Re: High School Senior Class Trip...Any suggestions? by juley on 22 December 2005 1:06am
 
After being inspired by 'Himalaya', last summer I took a group of year 12 students ( all 17yr old girls) from the school where I teach, to India for a 24 day trip that included a whistle stop tour around Rajasthan by train to get a flavour of the country and then up to Leh in Ladakh for two weeks trekking in the Himalaya at altitude - we got up to 18500 feet.
Maybe your school won't be that adventurous? but I teach at a UK state school and we managed to get approval from the Governing Body as long as we carried out a thorough risk assessment.
My advice is go for something really worthwhile, don't play safe with Europe -head for a 3rd world location - I'd go for Chile - but then I live 25 miles from central London!
( next July I'm back to India with another group - Kathmandu this time!)
 
Re: High School Senior Class Trip...Any suggestions? by tucsonmike on 22 December 2005 1:19am
 
Costa Rica is a popular tourist destination, because it is a stable country with the most biodiversity on earth. It is becoming a popular place for Americans to retire.
India on a class trip? Wow! I am impressed you received permission to do that. In Arizona, more and more, because of the AIMS test, the trip has to have some "significance" to the curriculum.
In the railroad museum, much of my time was spent going over the curriculum to see which grades could come and how a trip could be made relevant.
Mike
 
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