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Educational Spring Break Trips

May 13, 2015 / Posted by in Blog

After a long and harsh winter (that’s an understatement), there is nothing more gratifying than a fun spring break trip. But what if you could add an educational component into your fun in the sun? Whether you are traveling with family or friends, are in high school or in college, there are enjoyable and educational activities that you can add to the itinerary.

Parents – If you have a high school student and are traveling as a family, a trip to the nation’s capital can be very interesting. Washington D.C. has countless different attractions for all ages, and the best part is that it is a relatively cheap trip. All monuments, The Smithsonian, and some government buildings are free and open to the public. Even if you have been to D.C. before, it is worth returning with older children who may appreciate the museums and historical monuments more than they did when they were younger.

If you are a teen traveling alone for spring break, a college city trip can double as a leisure vacation and a good learning experience. If you are interested in applying to several schools within a certain city, you can spend a few days there, touring your schools of interest and observing student life. Spending a few days living in the city where you might go to college can help you decide if the location is a good fit for you. Colleges and cities have “personalities” of their own, so it is very wise to see how well they mesh with your own unique style, interests, and values.

Finally, if you are in college and looking to add some education to your spring break trip, a European getaway may be just what you need! Europe can be a learning experience on numerous different levels. From seeing historical sights to visiting museums to being engrossed in a different culture, Europe offers many fascinating experiences. If you have friends studying abroad, you can ask them for the inside scoop on the best places to visit, and maybe they’ll even offer you a place to stay!

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