For those who have experienced the gift of travel first hand, it’s easy to understand how transformative a trip can be for students. From broadening perspectives to learning confidence and embracing independence, travel offers a truly unforgettable experience for students, with an impact that lasts long after the trip concludes.
Many educators remark that traveling as a group gives many students the opportunity to travel without their parents for the first time.
“For many students, it was their first experience traveling to Florida, going to Disney and Universal, and being away from their parents,” one educator and ETI client said. “I think it was eye-opening for many of them.”
Travel also allows many students to see places they might not have otherwise—and they get to do it alongside their friends!
“Our travel experiences with ETI have allowed us to take our kids, some of whom may not have ever traveled outside of Indiana, to some extremely cool locations,” said Brian Willett, an educator from Monrovia High School.
Travel also demonstrates to students that while you’re learning, you can also have plenty of fun, too. Creating strong bonds with their peers is another benefit educators consistently notice from students during and following a trip.
“Students had plenty of time to build relationships with each other and lasting memories,” said Scott Hein, an educator from the Palmyra-Eagle Area School District.
This can be especially true for performing groups!
“I love that kids feel more connected to each other and their directors after traveling together,” said David Dendler, an educator from Princeton High School. “It especially makes for better music-making together—like magic!”
Learn how ETI can help make your dream student trip a reality, today.
Courtesy of ETI.