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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

5 Eccentric Festivals to Check Out During Your Class Trip to Europe

Posted by Tristen Clarke-Cousineau on Thu, Oct 27, 2016 @ 08:59 AM

Europe is a mosaic of cultures and personalities. It brims with colourful, sometimes even strange festivals that have grown oh-so important over time. Here's just a handful of these festivities that are definitely worth checking out during your Europe class trip.

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Topics: Jumpstreet, travel, Student travel, culture, Travel tips, Europe

5 Great Souvenir Ideas for Your Class Trip to Italy

Posted by Sarah Lozinski on Mon, May 4, 2015 @ 03:31 PM

Sarah Lozinski is a student, a traveller, and a writer. When she’s not sharing her educational travel experiences on our blog, you’ll find her playing Settlers of Catan, or buried in the New York Times. Probably both. This week, Sarah shares some ideas for souvenir-shopping during your class trip to Italy.

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Topics: Student travel, Food, Travel tips, Europe

8 things to do in Barcelona

Posted by Laura Lalonde on Wed, Feb 4, 2015 @ 11:56 AM

Planning a Barcelona tour? That, my friend, is a great idea.

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Topics: tours, Student travel, culture, Travel tips, Trip-Planning Resources, Europe

3 Fall Food Festivals to Consider for your Class Trip

Posted by Michael Johnson on Tue, Aug 19, 2014 @ 01:36 PM

Student travel and food are kindred spirits. Digging in to authentic local food is one of the best ways to experience a new culture, even if it’s in your own backyard. It’s also a great way to foster language learning. After all, it’s virtually an unwritten rule that a language student starts by learning how to order in a restaurant!

Markets and grocery stores are a great way to get students practicing a foreign language. Jumpstreet Tours actually offers language-themed activities that take place in the supermarket! But there are other great ways to get your students experiencing a new culture--a new language even—by exposing them to the area’s eating habits. Here are three amazing food festivals that might be worth adding to your fall itinerary.

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Topics: culture, Festivals, Travel tips

Jumpstreet's Student Travel Spring Packing Guide is Here!

Posted by Michael Johnson on Fri, May 9, 2014 @ 10:09 AM

The snow has melted. The birds have returned from visiting their grandparents in Florida. The world is suddenly looking greener, warmer and more welcoming. Spring is here. Just in time for your student tour!

While winter student travel is known to throw a few curveballs, spring student travel is a little more straightforward. That said you still need to be prepared.

Luckily for you we’re here to help! Here’s what Jumpstreet recommends:

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Topics: Jumpstreet, Student travel, Travel tips

Student Travel Survival Guides: Foreign Currency

Posted by Michael Johnson on Wed, Jan 29, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

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Topics: Student travel, Travel tips