• June of 2018 I took 7 students and two parents plus myself on the same New York City trip I went on three years ago.  It's amazing how the same itinerary and list of things to do can be so very different.  We saw two Broadway plays (Aladdin and Phantom of the Opera), had two acting workshops with Broadway professionals (one of which was with one of the actors in Phantom of the Opera who we got to see perform that night), we Toured Radio City Music Hall and got the special treat of getting to stand on that stage (they don't usually let the tours do that) and met a Rockette, we toured The Lincoln Center and their various beautiful theatres, we got to tour the Metropolitan Museum as well as the Museum of Modern art and even added on the Natural History Museum at the last moment during some free-time, We Tours NBC studios seeing the SNL stage and Jimmy Fallon, as well as the normal NYC tourist things like the Empire State Building and Rockefeller center and the Statue of Liberty, and spent a day in deep thought at Ellis Island and the 9/11 memorial museum.  This was all magnificently led by our private 24/7 tour guide, a NYC local named Janet.  All with the best students I could hope to have.

    There is something magical about travel that really changes your perspective on your placement in life.  I love seeing students have that ah-ha about the world and see those thoughts working.  

      

    The company we went through, EF educational tours, is phenomenal at what they do.  If you have any questions about any of the tour specifics, please feel free to contact me.  I LOVE talking about travel!

     I plan on taking students on this Broadway and the Arts tour every 4 years.  The two year mark in between, I'd like to take students somewhere else.  More information to come.  :)  Happy Traveling!

    The next trip is in June of 2020 going to France, Spain and Italy.  It's the exact same itinerary I took as a student When I was a senior in high school with EF.  It changed my whole life and perspective on life.  

     

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    In June of 2017 I took Students to London.  We traveled with 17 students and 7 adults plus myself.  We went on the "Curtain Time in London" EF Tour specifically geared towards Theatre students.  In addition to the normal touristy things like Big Ben and Buckingham palace etc, we were able to do Theatre things like see THREE plays in London's West End (their Broadway), we did two acting workshops with professional British actors, we toured the Globe Theatre and saw Shakespeare's childhood home.  It was an amazing opportunity and several of the students used their free time to see even more West End Shows.  

    Traveling with EF allows students to see the world and get a whole new perspective on life.

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  • June 12th to the 19th 2015, I took 13 students, two parents, and my husband to New York City with the EF Broadway and the Arts tour.  We made some pretty amazing memories to last for a really long time.  In addition to the normal New York City tourist things (Times Square, 5th Ave Shopping, Rockefeller Center, The Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Wall Street, a subway ride etc), we were also able to do things specifically geared towards students of the Arts.  We saw two Broadway shows (Matilda and Phantom of the Opera, the longest running Broadway play in history), had two workshops with professional Broadway actors, we also were able to tour backstage at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, and The Lincoln Center (where were were able to sit in on two philharmonic rehearsals one for the New York City Philharmonic and one for the visiting special guests The London Philharmonic).  We were able to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (I spent that trip in the costumes wing, breathtaking) as well as MOMA (the Museum of Modern Art) where we saw the Starry Night by Van Gogh as well as works of art by Monet, Picasso, Dali, Pollock, and Warhol.  Not only did my students learn so much about the arts and how the arts fit into our work, but they learned about the massive scale in the arts beyond what we have here in little ol' Idaho.  Not to mention, there is something about traveling that puts our lives in perspective and makes us better human beings.  I was so proud of how my students behaved while traveling and was so incredibly lucky to get to know them more than I do in the classroom while experiencing the trip of a life time.

     

    The company we went through, EF educational tours, is phenomenal at what they do.  If you have any questions about any of the tour specifics, please feel free to contact me.  I LOVE talking about travel!

     

    I plan on taking students on this Broadway and the Arts tour every 4 years.  The two year mark in between, I'd like to take students somewhere else.  More information to come.  :)  Happy Traveling!

     

     

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