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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 ...
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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