After reviewing options for this year, we have determined that the destination of choice is China! This is based on best pricing and timeliness of the learning opportunity for the students. The tentative plans are as follows:
Starting in January, we will engage with a school in China (through skype and other e media) to collaborate on a shared project that preferably incorporates STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and focuses on a globally significant issue. This project would culminate with our visit to China.
During the Spring, we will identify and plan a service initiative to be incorporated into our visit to China.
We will be departing Tampa on April 23rd and returning on May 2nd. The ground itinerary will include spending time with the Chinese students at their school, completing the community service, visiting historic sites and enjoying other opportunities to experience the culture.