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Read This Before You Travel Internationally With Your Phone

Posted by Michael Johnson on Tue, Oct 16, 2018 @ 10:30 AM

FREEZE!

Before you Instagram that mountain of poutine you’re about to eat during your class trip to Quebec, or search Google Maps for directions to the Eiffel Tower during your student tour of Paris, your cell phone bill is begging you to read this.

Many phone plans include unlimited calls, texts, even data plans nationwide, but as soon as you go abroad you could be looking at hundreds of dollars in additional fees. This five-step guide will help you use your phone on the road without breaking the bank.

 

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

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

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

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

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

5 New Features in Our 2018 International Class Trip Catalog

Posted by Michael Johnson on Tue, Feb 14, 2017 @ 12:09 PM

Hot off the press! The 2018 edition of our International Class Trip Catalog is packed with itineraries, prices and trip-planning resources, not to mention testimonials from teachers and parents who are simply loving their Jumpstreet experience.

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Topics: tours, Europe, Trip-Planning Resources, Central America, Student travel, International, Costa Rica, Germany, History

Staff Picks: Essential Lunch Spots During Your Class Trip

Posted by Michael Johnson on Tue, Mar 10, 2015 @ 02:32 PM

If there’s one this we all have in common at Jumpstreet Tours, it’s that we’ve spent a lot of time in the destinations that we offer for school trips.

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Topics: Jumpstreet, Montreal, New York City, Boston, Quebec City, Food, Trip-Planning Resources, Germany, Chicago