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My Son's trip to Argentina 2010

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The Trip

  1. 1. Fraser H.S.’s Educational Excursion to Argentina & Chile 2010<br />“Travel is the key to Knowledge”<br />a Hausa Proverb<br />
  2. 2. “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” Mark Twain<br />
  3. 3. Originally, the kids were to fly into Santiago, Chile, but due to the Earthquake they’ll fly directly to…<br />
  4. 4. Buenos Aires<br />Check in to Hostel<br />Free afternoon to rest and explore<br />
  5. 5. Buenos Aires<br />Buenos Aires<br />Capital of Argentina<br />2nd Largest Metropolitan area in South America<br />13 Million People<br />Influenced by Europe– “Paris of S.A.”<br />
  6. 6. City Tour with English-bilingual guide<br />Plaza de Mayo<br />Including the Pink House<br />Over Five Days the Group will enjoy the scenic beauty of Argentina…<br />The Cabildo<br />Excursion to the Tigre & Delta Paraná River & Visit Flea Market<br />Ecological area<br />Paraná 2nd Largest River in S.A.<br />Optional Activity<br />1st Division Rugby Match<br />Parque de la Costa<br />Theme Park<br />
  7. 7. Homestay & Classes<br />Billeted to the same area<br />Allows students to see Argentine culture<br />Utilize their language skills<br />Make new friends<br />But its not all fun & games<br />Five Day Intensive Spanish Classes<br />3 hours a day<br />Allows us all to connect<br />This is includes course materials and certificate<br />In the afternoons, students will spend with host families or on optional events we have chosen<br />
  8. 8. Iguazu Falls<br />Say goodbye to host families (5 day billett)<br />Fly to Iguazu Falls<br />Check in to lodge<br />Iguazu Falls is considered a Natural Wonder of the World<br />275 Waterfalls in a 2.7 km length of the Iguazu River<br />In the Morning<br />Visit Argentine Side of the Falls<br />
  9. 9. Iguazu Falls<br />In the Afternoon<br />Explore as a group<br />The Following Morning<br />Visit Brazilian Side of the Falls<br />
  10. 10. Iguazu Falls<br />In the Afternoon<br />Great Adventure Tour<br />Includes truck ride & boat ride through Falls as well as a small hike<br />
  11. 11. For the Next Two Days<br />Are Open to Optional Trips<br />Visit to Uruguay<br />Visit to Argentine Ranch<br />As well as…<br />In the Morning<br />Shopping<br />At the Unicenter<br />
  12. 12. Safety of Argentina & Chile<br />Traffic accidents are the biggest danger to life in these two countries<br />Crime is relatively low<br />Pickpocketing the biggest crime against tourists<br />Protests do occur from time to time, but well advertised and we should be able to avoid if one is scheduled to occur.<br />
  13. 13. Behaviour During Trip<br />Students are to comply with laws of the country as well as all school rules and expectations while on the trip. <br />Failure to do so can and will likely result in disciplinary action upon return<br />Any behaviour or actions that can or does endanger the student or anyone else is a basis for immediate return of the student to New Zealand<br />
  14. 14. Supervision During Trip<br />It will be impossible for me to supervise your child 100% of the time we are away. <br />You must understand supervision will not be 24 hour—7 days a week.<br />You must agree for them to participate under these conditions. <br />I will apply due care and meet reasonable expectations for a group of this age and capability. <br />However, there will be large periods of time where the students will be “wandering together” without me, or be left alone in their hostel rooms, etc. <br />Students will always have my cellphone number, and be expected to follow the instructions of their host family or myself to ensure their safety. <br />When sent to explore without me they will have maps and be with at least one other student, as well as have a “safety checkpoint” to meet back at. <br />Beyond this, I expect them to apply due caution as the mature young adults they are, and that you as their parent are permitting to leave the country. <br />