from Warsaw, IN
I had no idea that we would learn so much about Costa Rican wildlife, plants, and insects. I knew we'd learn about culture, food, and geography but the knowledge of local biology our director Elliott had was amazing. My students graded him an A+. I learned as much or more than my students.
from Alexandria, MN
Caroline, our guide, was excellent. Everything that she was responsible for went without any problems. The trip was fun and educational. Accommodations were almost perfect (hard to find more roomy accommodations in Paris Hotel.) It really was a trip of a lifetime!
from Lake Jackson ,
"Great trip! Long hours and fast pace allowed for us to see and do a lot One day to sleep in until 8:30 or 9:00 would have been nice for some or at least have an option to do so. "
from Dedham, MA
This was the first time our school has traveled since 9/11 - and the first time ever abroad. The trip was extremely well planned and our tour guide Edgardo was second to none. As we were in Costa Rica, he continuously encouraged and supported our kids to engage with the people by speaking in Spanish. He also was able to assist us in purchasing a new pair of glasses for a student who had lost his
from New Jersey
Have been a faithful NETC teacher for many years! They have never let me down & my students from ten years ago still talk about their trip to France. I hope that WorldStrides will keep up the great work started by NETC. Everyone is very easy to work with,very willing to please & really listen to concerns...Tour guides are very good to excellent & the different educational experiences are memorabl
from demarest, nj
Tour Director was fantastic. He was knowledgable, helpful, and entertaining! The meals were not that great. I am a vegeterian and most restaurants were not prepared and so I would usually end up with cheese on bread and salad for both entree and appetizer. The hotels weren't as expected, I had much higher standards. The rooms were small and the service wasn't that great. The rooms weren't always c
from New Jersey
Overall it was a good experience for all involved.
from Dallas, TX
"Tour: Venice, Florence & Rome. We were there during the election of new Pope. We had a trip to St Francis Basilica in Assisi already planned, it just happened to be the morning after the Pope was announced - what timing! Tour Director: Deidre, was absolutely THE best! She understood her crowd, was relatable to both the students & parents. She was very accommodating with our needs/requests, "
from Lewisville TX
"The food overall was very good. They were trying new restaurants that did not seem to meet with their standards and tried to make it up to the kids by buying their lunch one day. Our tour leader Dee was the best ever. The kids loved her and the parents did too. She was funny, well informed, very patient and all around fun. "
from Lewisville, Tx
"Unfortunately out of the three LEAP activities the children only did one! I think this is a big problem, because my main goal was for the kids to learn through these activities. Food was below average. Kids enjoy good food just like adults, and that is what we were expecting from Italy. Our tour guide was fantastic, nothing but good things to say about her. "