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Last Chance! Nominate Student for Road Scholarship

Attention Teachers, Administrators and Program Directors!  Friday is the last day to nominate a K-12 student for a Road Scholarship through the SYTA Youth Foundation!    Learn more about this unique opportunity to assist student travelers in financial need.  

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Topics: How to Pay for Student Trips

Application Window Open for the Road Scholarship for Need-Based Travel Assistance

Teachers, Administrators, and Program Leaders now have the opportunity through November 15, 2019 to nominate students in grades K-12 for the Student and Youth Travel Assocation's (SYTA) Youth Foundation's Road Scholarship.  Learn more about this opportunity to assist student travelers in financial need.  

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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 Aug 14, 2019 10:14:06 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, School Trip to D.C., Planning Student Travel

Using Road Scholarships to Support Your School Trip

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Mar 11, 2019 10:06:18 AM

Affording student travel can be one of the biggest roadblocks for students and their families.  But did you know that teachers can apply for travel scholarships on behalf of their students?

 

One of NationsClassroom’s teacher trip leaders has been featured in the latest issue of the Student and Youth Travel Association’s (SYTA) publication Teach and Travel.  The article highlights Atkinson’s experience using SYTA student scholarships and the impact that access to travel has had on her students over the past 22 years.

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Topics: How to Pay for Student Trips

The Cost of School Trips & How to Explain the Value

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Feb 6, 2019 11:03:50 AM

Next to safety, the most common question on the minds of parents when it comes to a school trip is, “How much is it going to cost?” It doesn’t matter if you teach in the wealthiest zip code in the country, price is always part of the conversation. There are so many competing interests for a family’s financial resources, so it makes sense that the investment in a school trip be worthwhile and understood.

 

Let’s walk through five ways to explain the price of an educational or performance tour and three ways to make sure the value of the experience is understood by families.  

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Topics: How to Pay for Student Trips

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: How to Pay for Student Trips

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

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