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Panama 2012

  1. 1. Panama 2012<br />Sra. Tina Halverson <br />Srta. Clara Peters<br />
  2. 2. Interact Travel, Inc.<br />Green Bay-based company with over 25 years of experience in student travel to Spanish-speaking countries<br />Works with reputable tour companies in the countries<br />Unique tours and community service activities<br />
  3. 3. Travel Dates<br />8 days, 7 nights (includes travel time)<br />Tentative dates: Spring Break 2012 (March 31-April 8)<br />
  4. 4. Itinerary<br />Day 1: Arrival in Panama City, Students meet host families<br />Day 2: Walk-around tour of Panama City, Parque Natural Metropolitano<br />Day 3: InterACTion Community Service Project<br />Day 4: Tour the Panama Canal and famous historical sites<br />Day 5: Excursions (kayaking, Canal train, Indigenous Island tour)<br />Day 6: Caribbean Coast day<br />Day 7: El Valle extinct volcano, Santa Clara Beach visit<br />
  5. 5. Trip Cost<br />Approximately $2000<br />Trip Cost includes:<br />Airfare<br />Tour Guides<br />Admissions<br />Transportation<br />Breakfast and Dinner with host family<br />Lunch with group<br />Trip Cost does not include:<br />Personal spending money <br />
  6. 6. Payments and Fundraising<br />Payments:<br />Non-refundable deposit: $350 due April 20th<br />1st Payment: Monday, April 20, 2011<br />2nd Payment: October 2011<br />Final Payment: January 2012, minus any fundraising monies earned<br />Fundraising:<br />1-2 OPTIONALgroup events<br />Profits for group events divided evenly amongst participants<br />Individual fundraising<br />
  7. 7. Pre-Trip Meetings<br />MANDATORY monthly meetings for students<br />Some meetings require parent/guardian attendance<br />Why mandatory?<br />Sharing important information<br />Preparing for the trip<br />Getting to know each other<br />What if I can’t make it to a meeting?<br />
  8. 8. Student Conduct<br />Representative of Verona, Wisconsin, USA<br />Responsible<br />Open-minded<br />Adventuresome<br />Respectful<br />Good-standing at school<br />Maintain B or better in Spanish class<br />Maintain C or better in other classes<br />No excessive tardiness or unexcused absences<br />Model citizen of your community<br />No tickets, violations, etc.<br />
  9. 9. Registration Materials<br />VAHS Spanish Department Application<br />Interact Travel, Inc. Enrollment Form<br />Student Code of Conduct Form signed<br />Parent Survey<br />Two teacher recommendation forms (teachers will return to the Organizing teachers)<br />$350 Personal Check written to Interact Travel, Inc.<br />1-page typed paper describing why you are an ideal candidate for the trip (in English)<br />DUE MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2011<br />

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