Virginia Beach Friends School encourages International travel experiences. Some of our most popular trips are organized by Jacquie Whitt through her relationship with Adios Adventure travel. Other trips are sponsored by teachers or other members of the community. While these trips are not sponsored by the school, many students and other members of the community can participate.
Make your reservation FOR TRIPS in 2015:
8-Day Machu Picchu - May
7-Day Amazon Riverboat Cruise in Ecuador - June
8-Day Galapagos Islands Adventure - July
8-Day Machu Picchu - August
Travels with Teacher Jacquie
Check out the slide show taken by
Friends School "Galapagos Girls" on their trip July 2014
Who organizes most of the trips?
Jacquie Whitt designs the itineraries and organizes the trips based on the needs and abilities of the students and other community members who may be traveling.
Who can go?
Trips are designed for students from grade 4 through 12. Each 4th & 5th grade student travels with an adult to locations that include guided tours and accommodations with plumbing. Tours for older students may include challenging hikes, over-nights in tents as well as local lodges. All tours utilize local resources and include a service component.
Trips are open to students & teachers from other schools, family members and friends, no matter where they live.
What can you expect on the trips?
Safety – Responsible leadership – Service opportunities – Use of local resources – Authentic travel experiences – Life-changing moments – Organized activities – Time to explore – English speaking guides – Spontaneous learning opportunities – Assistance with planning & preparation – Travel schedules & payment plans to work with any budget
What do previous travelers say about their trips?
“The opportunity to travel with my granddaughter to Ecuador was the opportunity of a lifetime. Hundreds of hummingbirds, standing on the equator and zip-lines through the clouds — oh my! Everything was perfectly planned and of interest to all ages. This trip changed my life — it helped me see the world from a new perspective.”
“My vision of how I thought things would be was shattered within the first hour of our arrival.”
~12th grade student
For information about travel opportunities contact Jacquie Whitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.