Why is student travel important?
By the end of 10th grade, a student has completed their adjustment year and are now preparing for college preparatory courses, testing, as well as shaping their curriculum vitae. Social impact of travel, improves classroom participation, improves test scores, improves self-esteem, improves cultural awareness, improves awareness of others. It enhances creativity, it is a stress reliever and can strengthen personal identity, all benefits in supporting a student in their collegiate or vocational pursuits.
According to Educational Impact, a study conducted at The Jamesville-Dewitt Central School District, a student at the 10th grade level:
Transition from a dependence on concrete information toward abstract information and reasoning
Develop fundamentals of academic skills, profiting from opportunities to explore other subject areas through science labs, home economics, industrial arts facilities, foreign languages, etc.
Develop their own aspirations
Establish emotional patterns
Establish and distinguish greater social development compared to youth older or younger
Associate with a larger, more diverse population of peers
I AM C.U.L.T.U.R.E.D. Travel Program Benefits
Obtain a passport
School/community based fundraising and service opportunities
Five empowerment & world travel preparatory workshops
Week-long excursion to another country
Small travel groups
Once-in-a-lifetime memories with lifelong friends
To Be "C.U.L.T.U.R.E.D."
To be open-minded, to learn, to embrace, to apply all five senses in an innovative and empowering cultural capacity.
The acronym "C.U.L.T.U.R.E.D." connects to a self-affirmation used throughout the program to develop dreamers, believers and achievers.