ERIC Number: ED276300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Travel Study Programs for Secondary Students: Guidelines for Q&A.
Short-term travel study programs for high school students offer international interpersonal encounters, exposure to foreign languages, and opportunities for students to develop a sense of global citizenship and international responsibility. There appears to be a growing interest among educators in involving students in foreign travel and study. A short-term overseas program can take several forms, but the combination of travel with study and a homestay is preferred for promoting growth in foreign language ability and appreciation, international awareness, adaptability, non-materialism, and independence and responsibility. School administrators need information about the legal and insurance aspects of such a program as well as particulars concerning quality, itinerary, costs, program administration, and past program record in order to choose or approve adoption of a program. Details to be organized or investigated include provisions for transportation, lodging, meals, tips, entertainment, gifts, passports and visas, insurance, baggage, medical treatment, and student screening. Student orientation should focus on cultural similarities and differences and on language abilities and personal skills needed to adjust to the new environment. The use of role-playing, simulation, and reading a variety of related books is also recommended. (MSE)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.