School Group Travel
How Can I Travel with my Students?
Great question! Global Works offers programs to more than fifteen destinations world-wide. We customize an itinerary to match your school group’s focus, age, and interests. Sound time consuming and impossible? As former and current educators, Global Works understands the multitude of tasks and responsibilities that teachers and school administrators undertake in a 24-hour period. However, Global Works has an easy and smooth approach that guides group chaperones through the process and makes traveling possible!
School Group Travel – An Smooth and Easy Approach to Trip Planning
First, we provide a “Trip Kit” that includes all of the materials that one needs to begin promoting a trip. In it, you find itineraries, information on how to conduct a parent meeting/presentation, posters, and more program details. We even give you a script for your interest meeting! Second, “How to Enroll on a Custom Group Travel Program” is a step-by-step guide on how travelers complete the enrollment process. After we receive the first application for your program, our home office sends you regular emails updating you on participants. Then, your “Final Mailing” provides travelers with a detailed trip calendar, emergency contact information, trip leader bios, and more. Finally, we are with you every step of the way as you embark on your program.
Why Should I Plan a Trip for my School?
Travel with school-aged students is not only to enjoy a vacation, but to develop global citizenship. The benefits to traveling with a school group are many and varied. Michelle Obama agrees! In a recent interview with CNN, she promotes the importance of student travel to international countries. Just like students do on a Global Works program, Michelle Obama and her family visit schools and families while abroad. She says that “we believe that relationships between nations aren’t just about relationships between governments or leaders — they’re about relationships between people, particularly young people. So we view study abroad programs not just as an educational opportunity for students, but also as a vital part of America’s foreign policy.”