The first stop on our adventure in France was Nice, which had gorgeous beaches and extravagant shopping.
by Anna Norman/Voices Editor
Everyone loves fieldtrips. From day trips to out-of-town museums, to volunteer opportunities down the street, virtually any student will jump at the chance to miss a little school and have a lot of fun. It’s a happy situation for everyone (besides teachers of course).
No field trip is more fun, however, than those that require a suitcase, a plane ticket, and a passport. School trips to other countries provide students with a lot of fun and a whole lot of learning opportunities, often for a much cheaper price.
Every year, Spanish teacher Timothy Hughes takes students in Spanish classes on a trip to Guatemala over spring break, giving them an opportunity to practice their language skills and experience a new culture.
I was fortunate enough to go on a similar trip to France my junior year with former French teacher Jan Nixon, and the experience was irreplaceable. I’m also lucky enough to be able to go on Art History Teacher Jennie Cooper’s trip to Italy this summer.
Most school trips like this are done through EF Tours, and although they are slightly cheesy and a bit touristy, they are definitely a great way to travel the world as a student.