Panama 2012 Sra. Tina Halverson Srta. Clara Peters
Interact Travel, Inc. Green Bay-based company with over 25 years of experience in student travel to Spanish-speaking countries Works with reputable tour companies in the countries Unique tours and community service activities
Itinerary Day 1: Arrival in Panama City, Students meet host families Day 2: Walk-around tour of Panama City, Parque Natural Metropolitano Day 3: InterACTion Community Service Project Day 4: Tour the Panama Canal and famous historical sites Day 5: Excursions (kayaking, Canal train, Indigenous Island tour) Day 6: Caribbean Coast day Day 7: El Valle extinct volcano, Santa Clara Beach visit
Trip Cost Approximately $2000 Trip Cost includes: Airfare Tour Guides Admissions Transportation Breakfast and Dinner with host family Lunch with group Trip Cost does not include: Personal spending money
Payments and Fundraising Payments: Non-refundable deposit: $350 due April 20th 1st Payment: Monday, April 20, 2011 2nd Payment: October 2011 Final Payment: January 2012, minus any fundraising monies earned Fundraising: 1-2 OPTIONALgroup events Profits for group events divided evenly amongst participants Individual fundraising
Pre-Trip Meetings MANDATORY monthly meetings for students Some meetings require parent/guardian attendance Why mandatory? Sharing important information Preparing for the trip Getting to know each other What if I can’t make it to a meeting?
Student Conduct Representative of Verona, Wisconsin, USA Responsible Open-minded Adventuresome Respectful Good-standing at school Maintain B or better in Spanish class Maintain C or better in other classes No excessive tardiness or unexcused absences Model citizen of your community No tickets, violations, etc.
Registration Materials VAHS Spanish Department Application Interact Travel, Inc. Enrollment Form Student Code of Conduct Form signed Parent Survey Two teacher recommendation forms (teachers will return to the Organizing teachers) $350 Personal Check written to Interact Travel, Inc. 1-page typed paper describing why you are an ideal candidate for the trip (in English) DUE MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2011