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Student Travel Broadens Horizons
Putting together student travel adventures is serious business that requires extreme attention to detail. The benefits of taking youth on the road, far outweigh the work involved in putting a trip together. When travel becomes a part of the educational experience, the opportunities for teachable moments abound. The lessons learned are likely to last a lifetime.
Student travel can have many purposes – designed to help teens expand their horizons. Depending on the group of students involved and the goals of the trip, travel programs can center on such things as:
- Educational destinations
There are specific destinations all over North America and beyond that are perfect for educational trips. Whether the purpose of travel would be to study history, art, architecture, music, culture or all of these things, students benefit greatly from destination travel. Trips of this nature bring the lessons of their textbooks to life and help the learning experience create a lasting impression.
- Artistic tours
Student travel to witness artistic events or even take part in them are also incredible experiences for youth. When students are exposed to the masters in the field, their appreciation for the arts blossoms beyond belief. It is also possible to create musical and dance tours where students actually perform with professional musicians or take to the stage in major venues. Clinics and workshops with leading professionals and professors can also take youngsters’ artistic learning to a whole new level.
- Senior and class tripsThis type of trip is typically planned as an exciting, fun-filled excursion. Even if the purpose is to celebrate a major milestone or just build a sense of team spirit among classmates, typical senior and class trips can also broaden horizons by giving students a chance to see more of their own country or the world.
Best trip I or any of the students have ever taken. Raves all Around!!”
Wilson High School West Lawn, PA
Student travel delivers benefits to participants that no textbook could possibly match. When students take part in class trips, no matter the purpose, they stand to gain:
- A broader sense of the world around them – Getting out and seeing other destinations beyond their own hometowns and classrooms can open students’ eyes to the world around them. Depending on the destination, trips can also teach them about different cultures and different ways of life.
- An expanded education – No matter the type of trip involved, students will gain educationally from travel. Travel can bring their classroom lessons to life, expand their artistic abilities and appreciation or simply help them learn valuable life lessons.
- A sense of confidence – Even on highly planned and chaperoned trips, students gain the self-confidence of being able to say they have traveled beyond their own backyards.
Student travel demands careful planning no matter the size of the group in question. Details like transportation, lodging, meals, activities and more will all have to be arranged with care and with attention to budgeting. Since 1994, Peak Performance Tours has assisted schools throughout the country in planning student travel trips broadens horizons and exceeds expectation. We take the journey with you in planning and delivering a student travel experience of a lifetime.
“As a student I went to Orlando with my high school band. Peak performance was the company and Bruce was our tour guide. I was impressed then by how far he went to keep the trip running smoothly and to take care of the students and chaperones on the trip. A few years later I was able to go on my second trip with PPT. Again, I went to Orlando, but this time as a chaperone for a choir/orchestra trip. Again I felt very comfortable with the attention to detail and flexibility during the trip. As a first year teacher, knowing I had a trip in the Spring, I didn’t hesitate in contacting peak to take my group to Boston. I know we would have an excellent trip, and the students would get the best experiences. As he continually been my experience, Peak performance doesn’t disappoint. I will be using them again!”
Jarred Mathis, Band Director
Kittatinny High School, Newton, NJ