Through VES' Travel & Enrichment program we seek to broaden our perspectives and expand the four walls of our classrooms by partnering with schools in other countries and providing service learning experiences abroad.
Thanksgiving Break 2019 Travel
Come Spend Thanksgiving in NYC with Two Native New Yorkers
Kevin Gates and Caitlin Unterman Approximate cost is $1800 - $2500 for 6 days
Boasting more sites and attractions per square mile than almost any other location, New York has something for everyone and offers a look into the unique melting pot culture of the United States. The first portion of the trip will focus on a Wall Street experience and the second portion will be spent exploring the rich culture of New York.
Martinique: A Rugged Carribbean Island, Part of the Lesser Antilles
Erin Rupe and Adam White Approximate cost is $4000* for 10 days
An overseas region of France, its culture reflects a distinctive blend of French and West Indian influences. Its largest town, Fort-de-France, features steep hills, narrow streets and La Savane—a garden bordered by shopsand cafes. In the garden is a statue of island native Joséphine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. Students will enjoy the island through creole market treasure hunts, local cooking classes, catamaran snorkeling tours, historical and nature tours, horseback riding and many more activities!
Greece: Ancient Ruins, Modern Culture and Natural Beauty on the Aegean Sea
Larissa and Jason Knebel Approximate cost is $4100* for 10 days
The cradle of western civilization in the modern world, Greece maintains a fine balance of the ancient and the contemporary. From agricultural plains of olives and figs to spectacular sunsets over volcanic landscapes, the natural beauty of Greece is diverse and picturesque.
Guatemala: Service Learning and Cultural Exploration in the Land of Eternal Spring
Chaplain Adam White Approximate cost is $1,800 - $2,000* for 7 days
This program will allow students to live in the Mayan community in the Highlands of Guatemala where they will help families build stoves. Students will also visit a coffee plantation, chocolate factory, Mayan ruins and the resort city of Antigua.