You have smart, passionate students who have an insatiable curiosity about the world around them and you’ve reached the point, as a teacher, when there’s only so much you can show them from inside a classroom’s four walls. But how do you begin to plan a school trip abroad?
First, consult the checklist below. Then schedule a consultation call with the Travel For Teens knowledgeable school trips staff. After that, we’ll help you design a trip that’s custom to your students’ needs. We handle all the logistical details because educational travel should be inspiring and rewarding, not stressful!
School Trip Abroad Checklist for Teachers
What are our educational goals?
Travel instills a hunger for learning and creates global citizens. So whether your subject area is environmental studies, foreign languages, biology or photography, travel can encourage your students to think outside the classroom box and to consider the impact of worldwide issues. With our help, you can craft a school trip abroad that focuses on a classroom group goal. Or a trip that will enhance a particular educational unit through hands-on experience. School trips abroad can even complement theses or capstone projects to expose students to college-level research opportunities and to prepare them for higher-level thinking.
Where in the world will we explore?
Your destination will likely depend on your educational goals. Choose a country based on the rewarding experiences your students will have in a specific area of study. Practice French in Paris and Nice or Spanish in Costa Rica. See Shakespearean literature come alive in London. Delve into Eastern European history with a program in Krakow, Budapest and Prague. Our programs in all 46 countries focus on authentic experiences and hands-on learning.
When will my educational trip abroad take place?
Determine how long your school trip should be, and when it should take place. Spring break is a popular choice for educational trips that are seven to eight days long. Summer programs have the flexibility for longer programs. Language students for example have a greater immersion opportunity on a 22-day school trip abroad. Of course, our team will help you coordinate the best time to travel for your students and your school’s calendar.
Who will participate?
It’s a good idea to have an idea of how many students will participate in your school trip. There are benefits to both small groups and large groups (more than 25 students). Small groups, for example, often have greater access to authentic cultural accommodations and can use public transportation such as metros or trains with ease. Don’t worry, our team will help you determine the best group size for your travel goals and needs.