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Travel Abroad Opportunity

ANNA RYAN Jon Jee Staff Published: January 24, 2017 7:58 AM

As one could assume, high school students rarely get the opportunity to travel because of their busy schedules and usually high costs of going anywhere. However, John Glenn students will be given the chance to visit Spain, France, and Italy this upcoming summer with some of the high school teachers.

If you were to go on this trip, days one and two will be the flight to Spain. When the students arrive in Madrid, they will begin exploring unfamiliar territory. On day three, a local guide will walk them through the Plaza de Espana, the Plaza Colon, Puerta del Sol, and view the Royal Palace. After their tour, they will examine Velazquez’s paintings at the Prado Museum. Similarly, they will then view modern pieces by Dali and Picasso in the Reina Sofia Museum. That night, they will create and enjoy their very own Spanish Cuisines.

On day four, students will enjoy the sights of Barcelona. Two of the many things they will talk about there are Gaudi’s unfinished Sagrada Familia Cathedral and his Parc Guell. They will then listen for the echoes of cheers at the Olympic Stadium. On day five, they will visit Gaudi’s Casa Mila. On day six, they will explore the medieval walled city of Carcassonne before continuing on to Provence.

On day seven, they will travel to Nice, France in the morning. In the afternoon they will become master chefs by cooking up some Cuisine Provencale. On day eight, they will tour Monaco and Eze. Highlights include the palace of Prince Rainier, the Casino de Monte Carlo, and the Cathedral de Monaco where actress and princess Grace Kelly is buried. Next they will visit the charming perched village of Eze. After that, they will cross over to Italy.

On day nine, they will tour Duomo, Ghiberti’s Baptistry doors, the Church of Santa Croce, and the Ponte Vecchio. A visit to the Accademia to view Michelangelo’s David is included. That night, they will roll up their sleeves to create delicacies in Cucina Fiorentina. On day ten, they will explore San Gimignano, which is famous for its fourteen, fortified, crumbling towers. That day, a Tuscan farm lunch is included in place of dinner. On day eleven, the fun ends as they return home to the United States.

The total cost of this trip will be around $5,300. Included in that cost is transportation, travel insurance, hotels, meals, potential college credit, tour directors, and local guides. There are also opportunities given for financial assistance. It is not too late to sign up for the trip.

If this trip sounds interesting to you, contact Miss Warner at JGHS for more information.

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