See the world with Garrison Forest. Explore new cultures. Experience another country. Try your language skills. And have fun!
Garrison Forest is offering the following educational travel opportunities. Learn more about each trip and discover the opportunity that is right for your daughter. For information, please contact the faculty member directly.
Trip to France, June 11-19, 2014
This summer, the Modern Languages Department is offering a trip to France through WORLDSTRIDES. GFS teachers Dr. Elizabeth Wham Hanson (Upper School French and Spanish) and Dominique Eareckson (Middle School French) will lead the trip. Students will stay with a host family in the Loire Valley and participate in service projects and other cultural activities including, but not limited to, visiting a cheese farm and biking to the famous Château d’Amboise. The group also will explore Versailles, Monet’s Gardens and spend three days touring Paris.
Parents and students are invited to learn more on May 28, 6 PM, in the Middle School Auditorium, from a WORLDSTRIDES representative. If you are unable to come to the information session but are interested, please contact Ms. Eareckson email@example.com or Dr. Hanson firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Trip to Turkey, Spring Break 2014
For an exciting Spring Break in March, 2014, join BJ McElderry (GFS Art and AP Art History teacher) and Penny Miller (GFS retired science and technology teacher) on a customized trip to Turkey. With a focus on art and culture, the ten-day trip will give travelers an experience of ancient and modern Turkey in Cappadocia and Istanbul. Some of the highlights of the itinerary are: Cappadocia Open Air Museum, Valley of the Swords, Kaymakli Underground City, an optional balloon ride, Hagia Sophia, Suleymaniye's Mosque and Complex, Blue Mosque, Boat tour of the Bosphorus, Grand Bazaar, and Topkapi Palace. World Strides International Tours is arranging the trip and offers college credit as an option for high school students. Parents and Upper School students are invited to hear more about the itinerary and travel plans for Turkey on March 28 at 7 p.m. in the Middle School auditorium.
GFS travel trip to Spain, Summer 2014
Joan Hurley, Chair of the Modern Languages Department and Upper School Spanish teacher, will lead GFS Spanish students on a cultural- and language-immersion adventure for summer 2014. Spend three weeks in Spain, visiting Madrid, Toledo, Segovia, and the coastal city of Gijón where students will live with a Spanish host family and attend classes taught by a native Spanish-speaking teacher. The mission and mix of the GFS travel program--students stay with Spanish-speaking families, attend classes, and travel--is truly unique among U.S. summer abroad programs in Spain.
Contact: Ms. Hurley: (410) 559-3171, email@example.com
Also, check out the summer camps held at Garrison Forest.