Students of all ages look to their teachers for knowledge about a world that they have not, as yet, experienced. When teachers spend time abroad they can get a fresh perspective on this knowledge and transmit it to students. In fact, most successful internationalists attribute their interest in travel and knowledge to a teacher who inspired them with a social studies, language or history class. Further, it is teachers who play a key role in showing students tolerance and understanding of other countries.
Understandably, travel can be expensive, especially when teachers have other personal commitments. However, there are many ways to pay for international travel, including travel grants for teachers at geeo.org . With a little research, planning and strategic saving, any teacher can travel to a far off land and learn about historic places and people. This is an enriching experience that brings more depth, color and awareness to your teaching abilities.
GEEO, an educational travel company for teachers, is a non-profit organization that makes summer travel for teachers possible through discounted programs. GEEO features trips to some of the most remote and interesting locations in the world and, unlike other travel sites, is built around, for and by educators.
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Global Exploration for Educators Organization
2945 Morris Road
Ardmore, PA 19003