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Experiential Career and College Exploration(How to Take the Headache out of, and get the most           benefit from, Stud...
Why this subject? Why us?Jennifer Blanchard Belk, IIDA, IDEC, LEED AP    • Assistant Professor of Interior Design and Acad...
Jen’s Travels:                 = Lived                 = Visited
Why this subject? Why us?Skylar Spies, Student Member, IIDA     •Senior at Winthrop University.     •Serves as a research ...
Skylar’s Travels:                    = Lived                    = Visited
… and what was the effect of travel?  In class                                   Life Longexperiences      Class Travel   ...
… and what was the effect of travel?Educational      Educational        Life Long   Travel           Travel           Love...
Goals and Content:   • Understand the advantages of student travel and professional/collegiate     networking opportunitie...
Understand the advantages of student travel and professional/collegiatenetworking opportunities in student career and coll...
Travel is a                         form of                        learning Travel is a                                   ...
May of 2011, a surveysampled people betweenthe ages of 21 and 69years old.• 300 people who had   traveled to a country   o...
Be more successful, even in tough economic timesBe more marketable to colleges and employers    61% agreed that the tour e...
Understand the advantages of student travel and professional/collegiatenetworking opportunities in student career and coll...
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Items to Consider - Reasons for Tour and Types of Experiences                ….. and how does that effect timeline?       ...
Items to Consider - Developing your itinerary:Dates of Trip – December, Spring, Summer, Federal Holiday Weekend?        • ...
Items to Consider - Location and events:    • Investigate the use of extracurricular groups and special interest classes t...
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Winthrop University:College of Arts and SciencesCollege of Business AdministrationRichard W. Riley College of EducationCol...
Visual and Performing Arts in Charlotte:        Education in Charlotte:Business in Charlotte in Charlotte:        Arts & S...
Items to Consider - Co-sponsors and Chaperones:All chaperones should have some experience with students either as teachers...
Items to Consider - Tour Director vs DIY:   Advantages of DIY                                            • Customize to yo...
Items to Consider – Funding:Explore partnership opportunities withcolleges and professional/serviceorganizations to assist...
Items to Consider – Budget:Strategies & Tips:• Book flight at lowest cost possible using   government/group discounts!• Ne...
Items to Consider – Dining:    •Group reservations?    •Handling payment?    •Being authentic!    •Making students aware o...
Items to Consider – Hotel:   •Location, Location, Location!   •Convenience to public transportation   •Safety in area and ...
Items to Consider – Recruitment:Student enthusiasm for travel – Cater to Humor and Pop Culture!
Student enthusiasm for travel - Accumulate interest info:      • Get previous student travelers in on the recruiting      ...
Student preparation for travel:    Geographic orientation and public transportation:    • Give students information and tr...
Simple ways to help your students and youth get the most out of their trip:• Think about what you want your students to ge...
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This workshop will take attendees through a step-by-step process of identifying the need for, under-standing the importance of, and assisting with the implementation of student travel with a focus on the career/college selection process. Cross-curricular and cross-departmental collaborations and partner-ships with external organizations can relieve the work and financial load of such valuable endeavors. Tips given for developing student interest, preparing itineraries and budgets, avoiding common issues and ensuring that all parties, both personnel and students, reap critical benefits. Objectives: (1) Understand the advantages of student travel and professional/collegiate networking opportunities in student career and college preparedness, (2) Discuss how to identify eligible student travelers and the importance of ac-cumulating interest information, (3) Investigate the use of extracurricular groups and honors/special interest classes to assist in the research/identification of colleges and professional sites of interest (markets, career fairs, conferences, etc.), (4) Explore partnership opportunities with colleges and professional/service organizations to assist in planning and funding, (5) Discuss student preparation and enthusiasm for travel (tourism opportunities, geographic orientation, and public transportation, packing, safety, etc.) and teamwork/camaraderie among travelers, (6) Outline suggestions for de-veloping your itinerary, budget planning, liability issues, free vs. structured activities, etc., (7) Understand the im-portance of student reflection and counseling follow-up, and (8) Recognize the benefits of student travel to the counse-lors, teachers, and administration.

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  • JB - As educators, we have all heard the excuses for not doing extensive field trips, new course development, student travel and professional involvement. Overworked faculty are typically not paid to undertake additional leadership of extensive student activities. However, with creativity and forward thinking, any faculty member can turn a trip to market or an annual conference into a course for credit and a fulfilling venture for themselves and the students. My intent in this presentation is to walk participants through a suggested step-by-step process for developing, marketing and executing a course and study trip for students.
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  • The benefits of travel for the students themselves are undeniable. However, such endeavors can reap immense reward for educators. Structured coursework associated with travel can give faculty the financial assistance allowing them to attend conferences and experience new cities. These efforts may also assist in service/teaching requirements for tenure and promotion. Faculty can take advantage of important networking opportunities as well as form deeper and more meaningful connection to students and other faculty members. The course content itself requires minimal faculty preparation and, as with all new courses, it gets easier each time it is taught!
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    1. 1. Experiential Career and College Exploration(How to Take the Headache out of, and get the most benefit from, Student Travel) “Travel brings the classroom curriculum alive, inspiring students to learn through first-hand, interactive experiences. Travel motivates students toachieve and improves academic performance. Travel teaches understanding of other people, communities and cultures. Travel offers educational opportunities for a shrinking globe. Travel helps young people gain self- confidence, a sense of independence, and a feeling that they can make a difference in the world. A group travel experience is one your participants will remember for the rest of their lives.” www.syta.org
    2. 2. Why this subject? Why us?Jennifer Blanchard Belk, IIDA, IDEC, LEED AP • Assistant Professor of Interior Design and Academic Advisor at Winthrop University • NCIDQ Certified Designer & LEED Accredited Professional (Sustainable Design) • Masters of Art Education from VCU • Has served on admissions, scholarship, and specialization committees. Has served as faculty advisor for student organizations including Council of Student Leaders • Orientation Faculty Mentor and student leadership selection committees • ACAD (freshman success seminar) instructor • 6 years experience working closely with incoming students and parents assisting them with academic advising, college community assimilation, and exploration of career and personal development options • Chair of the University College Faculty Conference (representing segments of the university such as Honors Programs, Academic Success Center, Gen Ed Program, Career Development, International Center & Study Abroad, etc.) • Department of Design contact for study abroad students • Has planned many highly successful student trips in support of student personal, career, and curriculum development; Traveled extensively for business and pleasure!
    3. 3. Jen’s Travels: = Lived = Visited
    4. 4. Why this subject? Why us?Skylar Spies, Student Member, IIDA •Senior at Winthrop University. •Serves as a research assistant within the program •Narrative Writing and Empathy; 3D modeling on college campuses • President of the INDS student organization • Dean’s List • Life Scholarship and Deans Meritorious Scholarship Recipient. • Internships include: • Carolina Business Interiors & ai Design Group • Has studied abroad through the university and has traveled extensively • Art & Architecture of Greece & Chicago Architectural/Market study
    5. 5. Skylar’s Travels: = Lived = Visited
    6. 6. … and what was the effect of travel? In class Life Longexperiences Class Travel Hobbies and field Experiences and Careers trips
    7. 7. … and what was the effect of travel?Educational Educational Life Long Travel Travel Love ofExperiences Experiences Teaching andas a Student as a Teacher Mentoring
    8. 8. Goals and Content: • Understand the advantages of student travel and professional/collegiate networking opportunities in student career and college preparedness • Items to consider when planning a trip • Creating student excitement and preparation • Advantages of making travel part of the curriculum • Outline suggestions for planning timeline • Understand the importance of student reflection and follow-up • Personal case studies • Q&A
    9. 9. Understand the advantages of student travel and professional/collegiatenetworking opportunities in student career and college preparednessStudent & Youth group travel is on the rise • In a 2005 survey, of students indicated they had taken an overnight group trip independent of their family. • In a repeat survey in 2007, this number increases to 76.1%.Travel Improves Achievement • 86.8% of parents surveyed say that student group travel is an essential part of their childs education experience. • 58.4% have seen a positive change in their childs academic performance. Source: Student and Youth Travel Research Institute, Michigan State University, 2005 and 2007
    10. 10. Travel is a form of learning Travel is a Travel is a source of career The World Youth way of Student & socializingdevelopment Educational Travel states that for young individuals: Travel is a Travel is a form of means of discovering self- other development cultures
    11. 11. May of 2011, a surveysampled people betweenthe ages of 21 and 69years old.• 300 people who had traveled to a country outside the U.S. or Canada on a school sponsored educational tour when they were between 12-18• 300 people who did not travel abroad on a school sponsored educational tour.Students who went on aeducational tour: www.educational travelweek.com
    12. 12. Be more successful, even in tough economic timesBe more marketable to colleges and employers 61% agreed that the tour enhanced their resume when applying for college 54% agreed that the tour enhanced their resume when applying for jobsAdditional findings uncovered that those who participated in an educational tour embracedmore international travel in their jobs, felt part of a global community and consideredthemselves good global citizens.
    13. 13. Understand the advantages of student travel and professional/collegiatenetworking opportunities in student career and college preparedness What you may be able to see and do on an educational tripHands-on trip experiences may Unique museums and may be something completely be the only way to reach attractions can drive home different than what was certain students; learning objectives accomplished on a sightseeing trip with the family. If the mission and the purpose For some types of trips, you of the trip is identified and it is Shared memory-making just don’t have the same the driving factor in selecting experience is hard to top inopportunities locally that you what to see and do, it almost creating a great bond between do in another destination. always provides new students and teachers. experiences for all students
    14. 14. Advantages for Students…. Learning Styles Socialization & Exposure & Bonding Curiosity Engagement Reinforcement Retention Informal Learning Perspective
    15. 15. Advantages for Teachers…. Enhanced Sense of Community Teaches Professionalism Creates an Break from Interest in New the Routine Professions Learn Something New Educational and Relaxing
    16. 16. Items to Consider - Reasons for Tour and Types of Experiences ….. and how does that effect timeline? Specific Cultural Subject/Area of Interest Travel – Exploring a subject or topic: - Does the climate of the area dictate visit dates? - Is there a particular special event being attended? College Exploration – Visits to one or more potential colleges or universities: - Are you working around college calendars and athletics? - Are there particular recruiting events to attend? - Is there a particular group of students who might be interested? Volunteer Travel – Gaining cultural knowledge while giving of time: - Is this in reaction to a need? - Would this be combined with another non-profit group?
    17. 17. Items to Consider - Developing your itinerary:Dates of Trip – December, Spring, Summer, Federal Holiday Weekend? • What dates/bookends are out of your control? • What special destination events dictate travel days? • Are there particular dates you DO NOT want to travel? • Balance of free vs structured activities
    18. 18. Items to Consider - Location and events: • Investigate the use of extracurricular groups and special interest classes to assist in the research/identification of colleges and professional sites of interest • Where does the art club want to go? • Would the yearbook staff benefit from a professional workshop with other schools attending? • Is there a special conference, tournament or trade show being hosted in a nearby larger city? • Can “piggy-backing” happen to allow for attendance of an annual event with natural or built resources nearby? What about college tours? • Look into local resources in the geographic areas of the colleges the students have interest in … is there any way to ties those visits into one fabulous student trip? Let’s see!
    19. 19. A few of the colleges in the Charleston area:Citadel College of CharlestonJohnson & Wales Medical College of SCTrident Tech The Art Inst of Charleston
    20. 20. Winthrop University:College of Arts and SciencesCollege of Business AdministrationRichard W. Riley College of EducationCollege of Visual and Performing Arts
    21. 21. Visual and Performing Arts in Charlotte: Education in Charlotte:Business in Charlotte in Charlotte: Arts & Sciences in Charlotte:
    22. 22. Items to Consider - Co-sponsors and Chaperones:All chaperones should have some experience with students either as teachers, schooladministrators or some other educational, professional venue.Initial recruiting should include the following: - Experience in working with adolescents - Willingness to help plan and facilitate - Ability to attend all pre-tour meetings - Assist with documentation such as obtaining passports and visas - Prepared to spend money on items not covered in the free spot such as food - Ability to chaperone small groups of students on flights if the flights are split - Following all tour guidelines in respect to expectations such as an alcohol policy www.studenttraveldirectory.com
    23. 23. Items to Consider - Tour Director vs DIY: Advantages of DIY • Customize to your understanding ofAdvantages of a Tour Company goals and student needs• Connection with travel association • No additional costs for traveling with• Experience with this specific tour tour director• Ability to combine with similar groups • Individual negotiating power with• Holistic insurance coverage separate vendors & take advantage of• Earlier arrangement of special events multiple returning customer advantages • Total autonomy on itinerary & scheduling
    24. 24. Items to Consider – Funding:Explore partnership opportunities withcolleges and professional/serviceorganizations to assist in planning andfundingAnnual events allow for multiple preplannedactivities associated with event: Conferences and workshops Markets Career fairsFunding options: Rotary International and other service organizations Student Youth Travel Association Foundation and “Road Scholarship” Conference or event volunteerism
    25. 25. Items to Consider – Budget:Strategies & Tips:• Book flight at lowest cost possible using government/group discounts!• Negotiate with hotels for rates and don’t just rely on online availability!• Explore alternate airports even if it means going the night before!• The least expensive ground transportation just might be a limo!• Take advantage of public transportation!• Group tours means cheaper rates, no lines and no random people!• “Renting” of extra hotel space to appropriate adults!• Keep slight overage year to year!• Utilizing historic data & maintain records of estimated vs actual costs• Be as all inclusive as possible and clearly indicate what is not included
    26. 26. Items to Consider – Dining: •Group reservations? •Handling payment? •Being authentic! •Making students aware of options!
    27. 27. Items to Consider – Hotel: •Location, Location, Location! •Convenience to public transportation •Safety in area and hotel •Cancelation and reduction of needed rooms fees •Included meals and services (transport?) •Perks for Leaders? SHOPPING! •Be authentic! •Change it up! NIGHTLIFE! MARKET! ARCHITECTURE! CULTURE!
    28. 28. Items to Consider – Recruitment:Student enthusiasm for travel – Cater to Humor and Pop Culture!
    29. 29. Student enthusiasm for travel - Accumulate interest info: • Get previous student travelers in on the recruiting • Hold interest meetings at times of maximum availability for students and parents • Make all recruitment and trip info available online via social media (Facebook event or LinkedIn Group) or by creating an online web page of tour pictures/comments • A school-wide assembly focused on this and other tours Once enrolled, if not part of actual class, planmonthly meetings to allow for students and parent to acquire comfort levels, teacher to present preparatory information, and students to bond with travel-mates
    30. 30. Student preparation for travel: Geographic orientation and public transportation: • Give students information and training in the daily logistics of inner-city travel, traveling abroad, way-finding, etc. Packing: • Provide general packing tips for students as well as those specific to the mode of transportation, location and climate of trip, types and level of professionalism of events attending, etc. Safety: • Cover general and specific safety tips in writing and as in-class discussions assisted by students who have traveled before!
    31. 31. Simple ways to help your students and youth get the most out of their trip:• Think about what you want your students to get out of the trip, and discuss these things with your tour operator or travel mentor so they have the same understanding as they offer guidance on your itinerary.• Rely on your tour operator to advise interactive activities during the trip that tie directly to your curriculum.• Prep your students ahead of time. Visiting an art museum in Madrid or Chicago will have much more meaning and impact if your students know what they are seeing. Many attractions are happy to send you curriculum materials that you can use prior to your visit.• Bring in experts on subjects that are particularly important. An excellent speaker is easier to find than you might think- local colleges, museums, historic sites and societies all have experts on a wide range of topics. www.syta.org ….if any way possible … MAKE IT A CLASS!!!
    32. 32. A successful course in preparationfor group travel: Ethnic Areas ofCourse should facilitate teamwork/camaraderie Chicagoamong travelers:• The more time students can spend together “We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all beforehand, the better. the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.”• Create opportunities for various forms of bonding ~ Maya Angelou and teambuildingCourse/Lesson Methodology:• Multiple/varied group activities (shuffle groups to promote mingling within group!)• Student selected research• Student led discussionsUtilization of technology• Multimedia (Video tours, Google Earth, YouTube)• Student sourced apps for travel locations
    33. 33. Case Study – Chicago Architectural and Market Study:Students take on an in-depth study of the historic and contemporary architecture of Chicago, the role of theNeoCON World’s Trade Fair in contemporary interior design, and the design and architectural leaders thathave influenced them both. The class culminates in a 6 day group trip to Chicago and to NeoCONInternational Commercial Furnishings Market.Course Topics: •Understanding the location and geography of Chicago •Introduction to Chicago History and its effects on future Architecture •Chicago Historic and Contemporary Architecture (and the architects and schools of thought behind it) •Market History, the NeoCON Merchandise Mart and its influence over design •Logistics: •Navigating Chicago and the Market •Professionalism and Networking •Packing for professional travel •Safety and travel logisticsTeaching Methods: •Class lecture/discussion via PowerPoint, video and visuals (both instructor and student led) •Text reading assignments •Video and online references
    34. 34. Case Study – Chicago Architectural and Market Study - The Class:Group/Partner Class Projects •Movements of Architecture Represented in Chicago & Chicago Public Art •Significant National Firms (represented in Chicago) and their importance in industry •Industry and vendor leaders; Best of NeoCON design award winners •Additional Area Tourism Opportunities •Components: Written reports; Multi-Media / Powerpoint presentations; Handouts for classmates; Presentation to and discussion with classmatesAssessment/Test •Identification of significant buildings and city zones •Essay regarding given building and the school of design •Essay regarding significant event in city history and its effect on architecture and developmentMarket Assignment (Scavenger Hunt) •Identification and discussion of stand-out products identified at market as well as influential contacts madePost Market Reflection Paper •Reflection on what students learned and how they grew through travel, market, tourism, social experiences and how what they did affected their future course and professional work.
    35. 35. Case Study – Chicago Architectural and Market Study - Trip Experiences:Art/Architecture •Tour of Gensler office (LEED Platinum space) •Art Institute Museum •Architectural Riverboat Tour •Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Tour •Oak Park Neighborhood TourPrivate Showroom ToursAdditional Market/Conference Experiences •Independent Market Time •Industry Hospitality Functions •IIDA Panel - Career Boot Camp •ASID Career Exchange •Meet the President’s DayIndependent and/or Travel Related Experiences •Free time for independent activities / Tourism/ Museums •Group social activities
    36. 36. Case Study – Chicago Architectural and Market Study - Itinerary:Fri June 8th Morning: Travel Afternoon: Check In; Architectural Boat tour Evening: Free Time (Blues Fest!)Sat June 9th Morning: Free time (Walking tours, Robie House, etc.) Afternoon: Free time (Walking tours, Robie House, etc.) Evening: Navy Pier; Group DinnerSun June 10th Morning: Frank Lloyd Wright/Oak Park Tours Afternoon: Free Time / IIDA International Meeting Evening: Market Tours & Hospitality / Free TimeMon June 11th Morning: Art Institute Museum Afternoon: NeoCON Market (tours and elective seminars) Evening: Market Tours & Hospitality / Free TimeTues June 12th Morning: Tour of Design Firm Afternoon: NeoCON Market (tours and elective seminars) Evening: Market Tours & Hospitality / Free TimeWed June 13th Morning: Student NeoCON Conference Afternoon: Check out Evening: Travel (Market Assignment due)
    37. 37. Case Study – Chicago Architectural and Market Study - Budget:Student Cost = Approx $825; Included:• Hotel cost (4 to a room)• Airfare & baggage fees• All tours & museum fees• Rail costs (week pass)• Airport transportation• Market/conference• Some hospitality (related to conference)
    38. 38. Case Study – Chicago Architectural and Market Study:STUDENT SATISFACTION/SUCCESS OF COURSEOverall, student evaluations were very positive. They enjoyed the preparation for as well asthe actual travel experience. The majority felt the exposure to market increased their abilityto be successful on future projects and exposed them to a broad range of commercialproducts and manufacturers. They took advantage of more independent networkingopportunities and continued contact with these professionals after the conference. Studentsgrew from not only the design based activities but also matured from the autonomy ofsubway travel and free time they took advantage of.Students especially enjoyed the group projects, the open discussions, and learning about thearchitecture/neighborhoods in order to be able to better navigate and understand the city.Additionally, meeting more extensively prior to the trip allowed the students to bond more(students represented different academic years) and the instructor to have time to tailorcertain portions of the experience to individual students.
    39. 39. Case Study – Art and Architecture of Greece:• Designed for all students who are excited to travel, want to experience another culture and the objects they createThe Class:• Investigate the visual art, design and architecture of ancient Greece placing emphasis on the relationship of these forms to Greek society, culture and religionThe Trip:• Explore ancient sites and museums at the Acropolis in Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Sounion, Eleusis and Mycenae as well as the ancient theatre at Epidaurus and the ancient graveyard of Kerameikos.• Explore contemporary culture through food, Greek dancing, a visit to the remarkable St. Paul’s Nunnery and a stop the Peza Olive Oil Cooperation.• Go by ferry to the island of Crete, with its ancient royal palace architecture, Roman catacombs and wonderful beaches to explore.
    40. 40. Case Study – Art and Architecture of Greece:The Art of Greece is a rigorously academic course that combines traditional classroom lectures witha two-week travel component. This format is a way of intellectually and culturally enriching students’learning experiences. Exposure to different cultures globally brings an appreciation of differencewithin our own society, and, ultimately, makes us better citizens, both nationally and globally. _______________________________________________________________________________
    41. 41. Case Study – Art and Architecture of Greece – The Class:7 Session Course:Season 1 Introduction, The MinoansSession 2 Travel report, The Mycenaeans/Dark AgesSession 3 Travel report, Archaic/ 5th CenturySession 4 Travel report, 5th Century/4th CenturySession 5 Travel report, HellenisticSession 6 Travel report, Mythology PresentationsSession 7 Travel report, Review for Final Exam, Group DinnerAssignments:Travel Report- Travel TopicsMythology Presentations – Greek God TopicsResearch Paper- Greece Site TopicsFinal ExamOn Site Presentation based off Research Paper
    42. 42. Case Study – Art and Architecture of Greece – Trip Itinerary:Day 1. ATHENS ARRIVAL - Welcome Group Dinner in local Greek food restaurantDay 2. ATHENS - Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum (the Roman and Greek Agora ) NationalArchaeological MuseumDay 3. ATHENS – SOUNION - Temple of Olympian Zeus, Syntagma Square, Aegaleo: KerameikosSounion : Temple of Poseidon, Lavrion: St. Paul’s NunneryDay 4. ATHENS – DELPHI - Delphi the site of the Oracle & museum, Group Dinner; Arachova, apicturesque mountain villageDay 5. DELPHI – OLYMPIA - Nafpaktos, cross over to Rion/Antirion Bridge, town of Olympia:Archaeological Museum of Olympia, Group DinnerDay 6. OLYMPIA – NAUPLION - The site of Olympia that the first Olympic Games took place;Nauplion visit the Site of TirynsDay 7. NAUPLION – EPIDAURUS – MYCENAE - Epidaurus, to visit of the famous ancient open-airtheatre. Mycenae, the Citadel, Lions Gate, Tomb of Atreus & museum.Day 8. NAUPLION – PIRAEUS – HERAKLION - Morning visits & Free time in Nauplion.Suggestions: Archaeological Museum of Nauplion the Palamidi Castle or Bourtzi island. local winery(Skouras winery) for wine tasting and tour of the facilities. Return to Athens to visit Eleusis. the portof Piraeus for overnight ferry to Heraklion, the capital of CreteDay 9. KNOSSOS – ARCHANES – HERAKLION - Heraklion Archaeological Museum the KnossosMinoan Palace) Peza Cooperation, a winery and olive oil factory, buy Cretan Olive oil. Picturesquevillage of Archanes Group Dinner at “Ladadika” tavern in Heraklion for traditional specialties.Day 10. GORTYNA – PHAESTOS – MATALA – CHANIA – ATHENS (visit Gortys and Phaestos)- The Royal Minoan Summer palace. Matala for lunch and swim opportunity. Flight back to Athensthen USA
    43. 43. Case Study – Art and Architecture of Greece – Reflection:Here’s what student travelers had to say….“A great way to prepare for foreign travel”“First of all, I wanted to thank you for this experience. I cantsay how affected I was by seeing the world from such anew and different angle. I really have trouble finding thewords. I guess I can only say that Ill be going back one day,even if I have to go on a super low budget.Europe got a hold on me, for sure!”“I appreciated having learned so much about Greece beforegoing there. Theres something else that will be hard torepeat….singing at Epidaurus was really overwhelming, in agood way,so thank you for that!”“An experience I wont forget! And I mean, ever. EVER.”“Thanks for showing me the world!! I had an awesome time-- it was an eye-opening experience.”“I AM READY TO GO BACK TO GREECE!!!”
    44. 44. Outline suggestions for - Your planning timeline:12 months prior• You should have chosen your location by now.• Start setting departure and return dates for the trip, so people can clear their calendars for the date of the trip well before departure.• Determine who will be your additional chaperones.• You will begin to contact airlines and hotels and motor coaches now, as they work 11-12 months in advance.• Start promoting the tour through email, brochures, posters, social media and other outlets.
    45. 45. Outline suggestions for - Your planning timeline:6-9 months prior• You should start to see the early participants signing up with deposits paid.• Create a list of reading materials and study exercises to prepare students during the trip.• If a passport or visa is required, now is the time to apply for them.4 months prior• Continue to promote the trip in newsletters, social media, etc. to keep interest alive for those who have already signed up.• Contact people who have shown interest but not yet committed.3 months prior• This is deadline for the final payments for those that have paid their deposits.• Arrange transportation to and from the airport.• Students should start picking roommates for the hotels.
    46. 46. Outline suggestions for - Your planning timeline:1 month prior• To ensure everyone is ready for departure, schedule a last minute meeting to: • Confirm trip details. • Go over packing lists. • Review all expectations regarding timeliness and student behavior as have students sign agreements. • Have the students fill our emergency contact cards to keep on file, along with any allergy or medical information you should know. • Make sure the parents have your information as well of they need to contact you for any reason.
    47. 47. Understand the importance of student reflection and follow-up… Reflection is an integral part of John Dewey (1933) found education learning from an abroad experience. to be deeply rooted in experience, Reflection is defined as “the and that these experiences often intentional consideration of an create controversy that, if not experience in light of particular reflected upon, can be misleading. learning objectives” (Hatcher & Bringle 1997). Through adviser-encouraged reflection, the adviser will be aware of whether or not the learning outcomes were met. Reflection allows for verbalization of stereotypes, problems, misconceptions, challenges, and highlights. http://educationaltourism.org/why-us.html
    48. 48. The Chicago class was a I felt like learning about the buildings gave me After traveling to Chicago, I realizebeneficial and exciting excellent foundation to use in my navigation of the my personal comfort level for largerexperience for me. As a result of cities and my willingness to roam city. When I first arrived in Chicago, I felt extremelythis class, I walked away from them by myself at any time of the dayChicago with new ideas, new shocked by the size of the city. No picture could really has increased significantly. I havecontacts and no regrets. I feel as do this city justice. However, once I was able to learned I am attuned to mythough I was able to fully ground myself and began to remember what I had surroundings and have a strong senseexperience this city as well as learned in class, using major buildings and public of direction in any setting.conquer Neocon on my first try. artworks made it easy for me to find my wayThis trip has become a throughout Chicago. It was also really fun to know thelandmark in my design career building names and their historythat I plan to use for a long during the Architectural Boat Tour. Totime. me, it was a lot more exciting knowing the buildings, and being ableWith this school-study to point them out before the tourexperience, I had the guide could even introduce them!opportunity to travel with my Chicagodesign peers. I enjoy traveling The most important thing I gainedwith my peers; this trip allowed from the trip, was confidence. I’meveryone to see each other in adifferent context, outside the 2012 usually a shy person when it comes to networking. The preparation I hadclassroom. When traveling I and knowing what was in store,believe it is important to allowed me to overcome my shyness.interact with various types ofpeople; such as, discussing local With every new travel opportunity,dining places with locals, my personal growth increases. Duringmaking similar and unlikely Chicago, my tolerance, human-connections with locals, acting relations and interaction, and senselike a local to locals. of self grew to new levels.
    49. 49. Recognize the benefits of student travel to Counselors,Teachers, Administration, Students and ParentsFrom Lisa Woodard, my own teacher and travel mentor:Benefits of travel:• Exposure to different cultures, i.e. dress, food, language, behaviors• Exposure to different environments...many of the students who traveled with me had never been outside of the state!• Appreciation of historyStudent interaction:• Students tend to become a family and watch out for each other• Students in the same school who have never spoken to each other become friends on trips• Students learn to trust each otherConnections:There were connections, both personal and curricular, that werent"planned“
    50. 50. Q&A!Handouts to include: Sample budget and itinerary Publicity examples Liability /Travel Suggestions Sample syllabus

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