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Using Scholarships & Crowdfunding to Pay for Student Travel

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Oct 2, 2018 10:55:00 AM

 

Teachers who lead student trips want to make sure every child has access to the opportunity, which means being resourceful when it comes to finding financial support for families in need.

 

Scholarships and crowdfunding are great resources for raising the money needed to ensure everyone has the chance to participate.

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Topics: Affordable Student Travel, Scholarships, How to Pay for Student Trips

Five Nearby Day Trips to Add Onto your D.C. School Trip

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Jul 30, 2018 10:54:55 AM

A class trip to Washington, D.C. is a great starting point for an educational experience of a lifetime. Going beyond the city to add another stop to your itinerary can offer new opportunities without adding much travel time.

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Topics: Affordable Student Travel

Thank You, Teachers!

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on May 8, 2018 11:40:00 AM
As a student travel company, we work with some of the best teachers out there. They go the extra miles (literally... miles) to make a difference in the lives of their students. We cannot thank you enough for your hard work, dedication, and most importantly, your ability to inspire so many people, including us.
 
This week, our Student Travel Consultants honor the teachers who have most influenced us over the years and we share the reasons why each teacher holds a special place in our hearts. 
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Topics: Affordable Student Travel

2018 Scholarships and Grants to Help Pay for Student Travel

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Jan 30, 2018 3:05:14 PM

 

Teachers who lead school trips want to make sure every child has access to the opportunity, which means being resourceful when it comes to finding financial support.

 

These 2018 scholarship and grant opportunities can help you raise the money needed for your next student travel experience.

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Topics: Affordable Student Travel, Scholarships, How to Pay for Student Trips

6 Creative Ways to Encourage Registration for a School Trip

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Dec 12, 2017 12:15:00 PM
When a student trip is announced to families, there is always a buz z of excitement as  the first kids begin to register. When the initial rush is dulled by daily routines and to-do lists, a trip leader can use creative ways to help families remember to follow through with registration and paperwork.

 

Here are six ideas to keep your trip top-of-mind.

 

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Topics: Affordable Student Travel

Student Travel for Less and Four More Benefits of a School Trip in the Fall

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Oct 26, 2017 11:14:00 AM

School trips provide invaluable learning opportunities, but they also are an investment of both time and financial resources. Traveling during the fall months of October and November provides many benefits that will help your school group save both time and money. 

 

Here are five, great reasons to take a student trip during fall.

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Topics: Affordable Student Travel, Washington DC in the Fall

Ten Ways to Gain Parent Support for a School Trip

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Oct 10, 2017 3:40:45 PM

 

No school trip has ever taken off without the support of parents. Thinking ahead about their concerns will help you, as the trip leader, answer their questions and provide the reassurance families need to support the trip you’re planning for their children.

 

Here are ten things a trip leader can do to reassure families about the many benefits of a school trip.


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Topics: Affordable Student Travel

WEBINAR: The Meaning of Educational Travel for Teens: What Research Tells Us

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Sep 8, 2017 11:36:00 AM
 

Student travel is one of the most meaningful ways to impact student lives outside of the classroom. Learn from teachers, students, and industry experts about what makes educational travel so rewarding and their strategies for planning a great experience.

 

Please join the NationsClassroom team for this informational Webinar sponsored by the Student & Youth Travel Association. 

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Topics: Affordable Student Travel, webinar

5 Amazing Experiences You Can Easily Add to a Trip to D.C.

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Aug 2, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 A class trip to Washington, D.C. is a great starting point for an educational experience of a lifetime. Going beyond the city to add another stop to your itinerary can offer new opportunities without adding much travel time.

 

Deepen your curricular connections, add science and technology experiences, or simply have a day of fun in these great cities.

 

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Topics: Affordable Student Travel, Trip Leader Tips

10 Fun Evening Activities and Curricular Connections for a Class Trip to Washington, D.C.

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Jul 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

 

Like many leaders of ovenight class trips, my level of alertness goes up when the sun goes
down. The kids often have had their fill of amazingly well-planned, educational experiences during the day and they are ready to let loose. And, while they won’t admit it, most are usually tired, emotional, and running on fumes - not the best combo for making  “wise choices.”


Planning well-supervised nighttime activities that allow the kids to blow off steam and enjoy time with their friends will help you make the most of the evening hours of your tour.

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Topics: Affordable Student Travel

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