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South Africa Power Point


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Discovery Student Adventures South Africa Summer 2011

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South Africa Power Point

  1. 1. Experience a world you thought you could only see on television. Go beyond the classroom. Ignite a lifetime of learning. It’s this sense of spirit, vision and curiosity that enables us to call our trips Discovery Student Adventures. With Discovery Student Adventures the World is your Classroom
  2. 2. <ul><li>Students on a Discovery Student Adventure will experience: </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Experts in the field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local experts and Travel Guides provide unique insights and educational opportunities for the students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Behind-the-scenes access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authentic experiences with locals, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>experts and specialists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiences tailored to your school’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>educational curriculum </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Students on a Discovery Student Adventure trip will experience: </li></ul><ul><li>Service   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Service projects are incorporated into each program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service learning hours can be earned through participation in the program </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Students on a Discovery Student Adventure trip will experience: </li></ul><ul><li>Awe Inspiring Activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In-depth exploration of culture, ecology and environment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See the world as only Discovery can: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adventure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Off the beaten path </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opening the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to your curiosity </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Why a Discovery Student Adventure? </li></ul><ul><li>All trips are led by highly qualified educators who have gone through an extensive background check to meet our high standards of selection. </li></ul><ul><li>We are committed to the safety and health of your child. Considered one of the world’s most recognized and respected educational travel providers, for over 40 years we have taken over 400,000 students, teachers and adults to 49 countries on all seven continents. </li></ul><ul><li>Educators are backed by an in-country travel manager and devoted logistical team to assist them in any situation. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Why a Discovery Student Adventure? </li></ul><ul><li>A Discovery Student Adventure provides you and your child with 24/7 travel support in the event your child needs to reach you, or you need to reach your child. </li></ul><ul><li>A trained 24-hour response team available to respond to any emergency or situation that may arise during travel. </li></ul><ul><li>A worldwide network of in-country travel experts allows us to anticipate almost any situation. </li></ul><ul><li>Every group travels with international cell phones to ensure timely communication. </li></ul><ul><li>Basic insurance is included, and optional insurance is also available </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Manage Your Trip Online </li></ul><ul><li>My Travel Center: </li></ul><ul><li>Students and Parents will each have their own Discovery Student Adventures’ website </li></ul><ul><li>Check for updates on your trip </li></ul><ul><li>Explore your itinerary </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor payments </li></ul><ul><li>Get announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Pick up fundraising tips </li></ul><ul><li>Learn new packing tips </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for travel </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>South Africa </li></ul>Cage dive with the great white shark Explore the Apartheid Museum Witness lions in their natural habitat
  9. 9. <ul><li>South Africa Highlights </li></ul><ul><li>Cape Town </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ascend Table Mountain via cable car to view the Indian and Atlantic Oceans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greet a flock of African penguins at an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ orientation at SANCCOB, the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engage in a “drumming circle” conducted by a professional African drum leader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Venture onto Robben Island, a former political prison turned into a monument to the South African Freedom Struggle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit Nelson Mandela’s cell as you’re guided around the island by a former political detainee </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>South Africa Highlights </li></ul><ul><li>Shark Alley </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spend the day with researchers, learning about the sharks and gathering data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Come face-to-face with the great white shark </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t worry. You’ll be inside a cage! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Sterkfontein Caves </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience the Cradle of Humankind at the Sterkfontein Caves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Handle ancient tools at Maropeng </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience the vibrant and colorful traditions of the Basotho, Ndebele, Pedi, Xhosa and Zulu peoples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go tribal! </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>South Africa Highlights </li></ul><ul><li>Johannesburg </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore the Apartheid Museum, an impressive multi-media experience of Apartheid South Africa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit Nelson Mandela’s humble house in Orlando West, Soweto, now called the Mandela Family Museum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Observe the massive SOuth WEstern TOwnship (SO-WE-TO) of Johannesburg, the biggest city in South Africa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give back. Create an art project or prepare a meal for physically and mentally disabled children at Takalani orphanage </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>South Africa Highlights </li></ul><ul><li>Kruger National Park </li></ul><ul><ul><li>View South Africa in its glorious, untouched state </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kruger National Park encompasses nearly 12,000 square miles of wildlife safari ―a paradise for the wildlife enthusiast! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Venture out on a game drive every evening and morning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet and greet the Big Five―the lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spotlight nocturnal animals </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Destinations </li></ul><ul><li>Observe such operations as the darting and transport of a specimen in Kruger National Park </li></ul><ul><li>Cage dive with the great white shark </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about South Africa’s troubled past at Robben Island and the Apartheid Museum </li></ul><ul><li>South Africa Itinerary: Program Summary </li></ul><ul><li>South Africa </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Wildlife Research and Conservation </li></ul><ul><li>Political History of South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Ecology </li></ul><ul><li>Environmentalism </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodations </li></ul><ul><li>Hotels </li></ul><ul><li>Bush Camp in Kruger National Park </li></ul><ul><li>Travel Timeframe </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers, please fill in the date </li></ul><ul><li>Program Length </li></ul><ul><li>12 days </li></ul><ul><li>Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Evolution </li></ul><ul><li>Marine Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Human Development </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>What’s included? </li></ul><ul><li>Flights </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Excursions </li></ul><ul><li>Guides & Experts </li></ul><ul><li>Private transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodations </li></ul><ul><li>3 meals per day </li></ul><ul><li>Tipping </li></ul><ul><li>Entry fees </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Group insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Primary Liability Insurance </li></ul>A level of quality and professionalism one expects from Discovery
  15. 15. <ul><li>Payment Plans </li></ul><ul><li>One time Payment </li></ul><ul><li>Make a one-time payment for your trip in full and receive a 5% discount (includes $95 application fee) </li></ul><ul><li>Periodical Payment </li></ul><ul><li>Larger deposit (includes $95 application fee) with two payments, each 45 days apart, starting 45 days after application with final payment on May 1 st . *This option only available through December 1 st . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monthly Payment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$95 application fee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30 days after applying begin making equal monthly payments until 30 days before the date of departure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can always pay more than your monthly payment. Any extra money comes off the back end of your payments. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>That means you’ll be done paying early! </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering students means lots of things, including giving them the resources to take their education into their own hands. </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine how rewarding it would be for your child to know they helped make this experience of a lifetime a reality. </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery Student Adventures is dedicated to providing rich resources to help you and your group raise the funds to travel. A library of great ideas, tips and success stories are at your fingertips on our website. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>How to enroll on the website </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Apply </li></ul><ul><li>Ready to go? </li></ul><ul><li>Enroll online today at </li></ul><ul><li> ! </li></ul>