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Using Scholarships & Crowdfunding to Pay for Student Travel

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Sep 14, 2020 10:46:40 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: How to Pay for Student Trips

5 Benefits of a School Trip in Fall

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Sep 4, 2020 11:00:00 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: Trip Leader Tips, How to Pay for Student Trips, Planning 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: How to Pay for Student Trips

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: How to Pay for Student Trips

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: How to Pay for Student Trips

5 Teachers Explain What Made it Easier To Lead a Class Trip

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Jul 12, 2017 11:28:00 AM

 

Many teachers who work with a student travel company know that the experience could be better. We've learned this while listening to teachers who worked with other companies before NationsClassroom

 

They've told us that the right student travel relationship makes a difference and that by listening to their needs, we have made it easier to lead an educational tour for their students. We asked a few of our trip leaders to share their stories.

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Topics: How to Pay for Student Trips

15 Great Ways For Kids to Raise Money For a School Trip

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on May 26, 2017 4:43:33 PM

Educational tours are a great way for students to learn all kinds of lessons in responsibility, including how to earn and save money to help pay for the trip. Here are some suggestions for ways preteens and teens can invest themselves in the student travel experience.

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Topics: Emotional growth of tweens and teens, How to Pay for Student Trips

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