McKinney Boyd High School's Student Publication

Spur

  • FCCLA awards assistant principal Jared Critchfield with honorary membership

  • Follow us on Snapchat and Twitter: @boydspur

Now boarding

Two study abroad trips down, six to go

Image by Katie Hoadley

Image by Katie Hoadley

By Katie Hoadley, Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Students went overseas on two study abroad trips this spring break. Because of the success of these recent trips, the school will offer more opportunities for studying abroad.

Travel company Worldstrides organizes the student travel packages for schools. Worldstrides also provides a tour guide

“The tour company is amazing and they organize everything,” AP World History teacher Scott Martin said. “Most of time, the tour guide has done the trip multiple times. We start early in the day and we are not usually done until between 10 p.m. Sometimes, we do not get back to the hotel until midnight. We cover a lot of miles. All of the dinners are planned at restaurants with three course meals.”

In what Martin calls the Roman Conquest trip, students start their trip in Italy and end in Barcelona, Spain. The other group explored Spain and France with Spanish teacher David Daley. Although the groups had packed itineraries, students had free time.

“When we have some free time, we ask the students what they want to do and we go do it,” Martin said. “Some want to shop, some want to go to more museums, some just want to explore. We divide and conquer.”

Last year, Martin and his wife traveled with a group of six students. Students were able to create memorable experiences and learn about other cultures.

“It’s kind of cheesy, but I really liked the Eiffel Tower,” senior Emma Kopang. “That was something I will remember forever. It was beautiful and a once-in-a-lifetime thing.”

Kopang traveled to Paris, Italy and London. She found out about the trip when she was in Martin’s class.

“He mentioned it in class, but I didn’t really think anything of it,” Kopang said. “I was like ‘I’m broke,’ but my friend Sarah was like ‘We should go together. It would be fun.’”

There will be a Greece and Rome trip this summer with Latin teacher Richard Supak. During next year’s spring break, there will be four trips: Italy, United Kingdom, Peru and Cuba. Summer Break 2017, French teacher Katerine LeSaux will take students to France and Switzerland. Meetings regarding upcoming trips will be held in April.

“It’s worth it,” freshman Tommy Rodriguez said. “It’s fun, you may be put in a situation where you don’t know what to do. It’s different languages but if you’re afraid of the language barrier you shouldn’t be.”

Leave a Comment

Comments Policy All comments are moderated and we reserve the right to reject any comments. In order for a comment to be accepted, you must share your full name and email address.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Now boarding

    Photos

    Varsity Softball Takes First Loss to Plano East

  • Now boarding

    Showcase

    Whiteboard Wednesday: Who do think will win March Madness?

  • Now boarding

    News

    Students Donate Blood to Carter Blood Care

  • Now boarding

    Opinions

    Degrassi: Next Class — TV Review

  • A&E

    Broadway Broncos take flight with “Mary Poppins”

  • Now boarding

    News

    Prom tickets sale ends tomorrow

  • Now boarding

    A&E

    Keep on track

  • Now boarding

    A&E

    Drake announces new album, releases two singles

  • Now boarding

    News

    Students and staff raise money to support battle for cancer

  • Now boarding

    News

    ASL classes to preform in first ever “See-A-Song”

McKinney Boyd High School's Student Publication
Now boarding