By Julia B
Why is now the prime time to start planning your 2014 WorldStrides International Discovery program? The earlier you start planning, the easier it is to recruit AND travelers have plenty of time to break up the tour cost into small monthly payments. Better yet, we have seven new tours to choose from!
Check out our exciting new offerings for 2014!
Journey to southeast Asia and explore the cities of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. See the Buddhist lifestyle firsthand within the ancient temples and monasteries including the monumental temple Angkor Wat and view local treasures within the Silver Pagoda. Enjoy unique cultural experiences during LEAP activities: Cambodian School Visit and Khmer Cuisine.
China Service Learning
During this 13-day excursion to China, become familiar with the cities of Beijing, Xi’an, and Shanghai. Hike the Great Wall of China, stare into the faces of the life-size Terra Cotta Warriors, and immerse yourself into a three day service learning experience at Sun Village. To complete your cultural experience, take part in LEAP activities: Cook Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Calligraphy, and Tai Ji.
Costa Rica: The Grand Tour
Expose your students to all Costa Rica has to offer during this cross country program. Discover unforgettable sites such as Toruguero National Park and Arenal’s volcanic hot springs, and experience ziplining through Monteverde Cloud Forest and taking a wildlife tour through Manuel Antonio National Park. The cultural immersion is complete with LEAP activities: Costa Rican School Visit, Dance the El Torito, and Cocina Tica.
Discover UK and France
This exclusive middle school program is the perfect opportunity to expose students to travel at an age where it will enhance their future studies. Students will experience the aristocratic air of London and the mythical meaning of Stonehenge. They will step inside the shoes of Normandy’s soldiers and cultivate the timeless culture of Paris. LEAP activities Who Rules?, Bon Appetit, Seize the Château!, and Soldiers’ Stories round out the educational immersion.
Florence, Rome, and Sicily
This Italian exploration begins in Florence and guides travelers all the way to Sicily’s capital, Palermo. Your journey will introduce you to the rich history, incredible Greek and Roman influenced-architecture, and trademark cuisine of the nation. The cultural experience is further fostered with experiential LEAP activities: Caesar’s Gladiatiors, Cucina Fiorentina, and Clash of the Classics.
Can you think of a more beautiful location to immerse yourself in the French language? Kick off this ten day program in Paris and then be whisked off to the sunny resort town of Nice. Students will be immersed in the local culture during their four-night stay with a local family. During that time they will experience Nice like a Niçois and take local language classes. They can even enjoy LEAP activity, Cover the Canvas, while visiting Paris!
Paris, Turin, and Florence
Breathtaking cityscapes await your group on this European exploration. Between scaling the Eiffel Tower, Turin’s Basilica di Superga, and Florence’s Duomo, students will take in some of Europe’s most stunning skylines and receive a unique point-of-view of these historical masterpieces. The architectural buffet doesn’t stop there, students will also visit the Palace of Versailles and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Their trip also features LEAP activities: Cucina Fiorentina, Cover the Canvas, and Seize the Château!
I feel like I just traveled the world after writing those trip summaries! Now it’s your turn to get started. In addition to all the reasons I stated above, we are now offering guaranteed prices! So check out one of our brand new tours, browse our handy tour selector, or even create a custom tour that perfectly meets your needs. Either way we are here waiting to assist you in any way. Happy travels!
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