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Five Keys to a Fantastic Class Trip Fundraiser

Posted by Michael Johnson on Thu, Sep 13, 2018 @ 12:23 PM

This is a sponsored blog post in collaboration with our partner, Recipes in a Jar. If you're based in Canada and looking for a class trip fundraiser that's as simple as it is effective, Recipes in a Jar is your answer. They'll set you up with a free, personalized online store where you'll sell their product: elegant mason jars containing the dry ingredients for delicious and healthy recipes! It's socially responsible too. Check 'em out!

An effective fundraiser is more than a means to support your trip cost: it can raise awareness, boost registration, and energize your students. The following steps can help you not only get your trip off the ground but also build a lasting tradition of student travel in your community.

 

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Topics: Student travel, Montreal, New York City, Boston, History, winter, Quebec, French, Travel tips, Trip-Planning Resources, Europe, Germany, Costa Rica, Spanish, International, Central America, social studies

Five Simple Steps to Managing and Making the Most of Your Class Trip Spending Money

Posted by Michael Johnson on Wed, Sep 5, 2018 @ 11:05 AM

This one goes out to the parents and students!

Sure we're a little biased, but class trips RULE. Really though, what's better than visiting, seeing, tasting and experiencing new things with your friends?

As you prepare for your epic school trip, you're going to think about spending money. It's inevitable. You'll need some for a few meals (mostly lunch), snacks, souvenirs, etc. Thing is, you're going to need that spending money for the entirety of your trip. It's harder than it sounds! So here's how you can manage and make the most of your student tour spending money.

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Topics: Student travel, Montreal, New York City, Boston, History, winter, Quebec, French, Travel tips, Trip-Planning Resources, Europe, Germany, Costa Rica, Spanish, International, Central America, social studies

The Next 5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself When You Start Planning Your Class Trip

Posted by Michael Johnson on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 @ 11:36 AM

We recently talked about the first five questions you should ask yourself as you embark on the preliminary planning of your class trip.

Questions are good! That's how we get answers. So let's keep it going.

Here are the next five questions you should be asking. Now that the early-stage thinking is done, you want to start thinking about the glue that will piece everything together. That way, your trip will really start to take shape and your community will have something tangible to think about before the school year kicks into full gear.

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Topics: Student travel, Montreal, New York City, Boston, History, winter, Quebec, French, Travel tips, Trip-Planning Resources, Europe, Germany, Costa Rica, Spanish, International, Central America, social studies

The First 5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself When You Start Planning Your Class Trip

Posted by Michael Johnson on Wed, Aug 8, 2018 @ 10:58 AM

So, you'd like to plan a class trip. That's genius! You are a genius. The world is a better place because of you.

But what comes next?

Having spent almost three decades listening to teachers from communities all over North America, we’ve boiled down some questions to help you stay organized and energized throughout your planning experience.

To start, here are the first five questions you should ask yourself as you embark on the preliminary planning of your class trip:

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Topics: Student travel, Montreal, New York City, Boston, History, winter, Quebec, French, Travel tips, Trip-Planning Resources, Europe, Germany, Costa Rica, Spanish, International, Central America, social studies

Video: A Taste of Our Winter Class Trips to Quebec

Posted by Michael Johnson on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 04:33 PM

Hey! If you're planning a winter class trip to Quebec with Jumpstreet Tours, this video is a great recruitment tool.

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Topics: Jumpstreet, Student travel, Montreal, Quebec City, winter, Quebec, French, Trip-Planning Resources, video

Tours of Quebec, New York, Washington and more! Download our 2017 E-Brochure

Posted by Michael Johnson on Tue, Jun 14, 2016 @ 04:39 PM

Now's your chance to give your students that quintessential class trip memory that so many of us cherish from our own high school years.

In March we gave you our latest International Brochure, featuring itineraries and pricing for destinations all over the world.

Now here's our Domestic Brochure, the second installment in our 2017 student travel brochures that shines a light on trips to Quebec, New York City, Washington D.C. and more!

There are itineraries, trip-planning resources, and testimonials from teachers who are having a blast with us.

The catalog is free - we just need a few quick and basic details from you to proceed. It's a two-minute download that could lead to a lifetime of trip memories!

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Topics: Jumpstreet, Student travel, Montreal, New York City, Boston, Quebec City, Quebec, French, Trip-Planning Resources, Chicago, Spanish

Tours of Europe, Central America, and more! Download our International Catalog

Posted by Michael Johnson on Mon, Apr 4, 2016 @ 11:06 AM

Now's your chance to give your students that quintessential "class trip abroad" memory that so many of us cherish from our own high school years.

Our International Catalog features detailed itineraries, testimonials, and pricing that will help you pick the right educational tours for you and your students. Just like our North American programs, our overseas trips are a fine blend classic activities and the kind of exclusive, hands-on programming forged from over 27 years of student travel smarts.

The catalog is free - we just need a few quick and basic details from you to proceed. It's a two-minute download that could lead to a lifetime of trip memories!

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Topics: Jumpstreet, Student travel, French, Europe, Costa Rica, Spanish, Nicaragua, International, Central America

Thanksgiving in Quebec: Download our Favourite French Canadian Recipe

Posted by Michael Johnson on Fri, Oct 9, 2015 @ 11:56 AM

It's that time of year when we share Alexis' 100-year-old French Canadian Thanksgiving recipe with you! Ladies and gentlemen, loosen your belt loops...

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Topics: Holiday, French, Trip-Planning Resources, thanksgiving

2 Maple Syrup Recipes that will Bring Quebec to Your Classroom

Posted by Laura Lalonde on Tue, Mar 3, 2015 @ 02:04 PM

It’s no secret that maple syrup is huge in Quebec. No matter the time of year, virtually all of our Quebec student tours experience its gooey goodness when they visit a cabane à sucre (sugar shack), where syrup is cultivated from maple trees.

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Topics: Jumpstreet, Canada, Student travel, culture, winter, Quebec, French, Food

Jumpstreet Tours’ Summer Guide to French Music

Posted by Michael Johnson on Tue, Jun 24, 2014 @ 02:05 PM

“If you can talk, you can sing. If you can walk, you can dance.” We’re fond of this timeless Zimbabwean proverb because we’ve spent almost thirty years developing student tours that focus on language learning and culture, and music has always played a part in keeping our class trips as entertaining as they are enriching. From the Quebecois sugar shack standards like ‘Agadou’ and ‘Talon Pointe,’ to the sumptuous salsa ensembles that breathe life into our Latin dance workshops in New York City and Montreal, music runs through our student travel programs like an epic conga line.

Jumpstreet Tours got its start in Montreal, a city whose diversity is matched only by its penchant for celebration. Our festival calendar attracts a broad range of performers from around the world, particularly from French-speaking countries. Quebec, meanwhile, also has a knack for producing its own rising stars.

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Topics: culture, French, Art