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1413578FB. Ms. Harrold & Mr. Brown: A little about us Why international experiences are important - To gain awareness of global perspectives and connections.

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2 Ms. Harrold & Mr. Brown: A little about us Why international experiences are important - To gain awareness of global perspectives and connections. - To align with school curricula to bring subjects, places and events to life. - To develop the interpersonal skills necessary to navigate new experiences with confidence, maturity and flexibility. We’re going to Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, & Hungary! March 27 – April 5, 2014

3 Our itinerary: Days 1 – 3: Berlin – where East meets West Day 1: Fly overnight to Germany Day 2: Berlin – Meet your Tour Director at the airport in Berlin. Poised at the cutting edge of European culture, this German capital has been transformed since the BERLIN WALL fell in 1989. During your stay you’ll visit the CHECKPOINT CHARLIE MUSEUM, named after the checkpoint station that once guarded the border between East and West Germany. Here you can see escape cars, hot air balloons and even a submarine—all used in risky border crossings. Stroll past cafés, restaurants and embassies along UNTER DEN LINDEN, Berlin’s most elegant boulevard. Continue to the imposing REICHSTAG BUILDING, the historical seat of Germany’s parliament. – Take a walking tour of Berlin Day 3: Berlin – Take an expertly guided tour of Berlin: BRANDENBURG GATE – Visit CHECKPOINT CHARLIE MUSEUM – Visit Potsdam

4 Our itinerary: Days 4 - 5: Dresden to Prague Day 4: Dresden | Prague – Travel to DRESDEN – Take a tour of Dresden – Continue on to PRAGUE and encounter the legendary beauty of the former capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Located on the Vltava River, Prague gracefully balances the classical features of old Europe with a lively, Bohemian spirit. During your stay you’ll pass the concert hall where Mozart conducted the premiere of Don Giovanni. Walk the quaint, cobbled streets of the Mala Strana and visit the 13th-century Stare Mesto (Old Town) and Market Square. Here you’ll see the famous 15th-century astronomical clock. From St. Vitus Cathedral to the Baroque statues of the Charles Bridge, you’ll explore the celebrated art and architecture of the City of One Hundred Spires. Day 5: Prague – Take an expertly guided tour of Prague: Charles Bridge – Visit St. Vitus Cathedral – Visit the Golden Lane – Take a walking tour of Prague

5 Our itinerary: Days 6 - 7: Krakow Day 6: Olomouc | Krakow – Travel via Olomouc – Continue on to KRAKOW, the only major Polish city to escape devastation during World War II, leaving the beautiful architecture of its Old Town intact. As you explore the former capital you’ll see Wawel Cathedral, where Polish kings were crowned and Pope John Paul II once served as archbishop. Stroll through Glowny Square, passing beautiful Sukiennice Cloth Hall and the Jagiellonian University. You’ll also take a somber visit to the concentration camps at Auschwitz and Birkenau. Now the site of a memorial museum, you can view a fi lm about the horror of Auschwitz and Hitler’s Third Reich here. Before you leave, observe a moment of remembrance for the six million victims of the Holocaust. – Visit Auschwitz and Birkenau Day 7: Krakow – Take an expertly guided tour of Krakow: Wawel Hill; Glowny Square – Visit Wawel Cathedral – Enjoy free time in Krakow

6 Our itinerary: Days 8 - 10: Budapest – A Tale of Two Cities Day 8: Budapest – Travel via Slovakia and the Tatra Mountains to Budapest – Take a walking tour of Budapest: Fisherman’s Bastion; Parliament Day 9: Budapest – Take an expertly guided tour of Budapest – Visit Matthias Church – Time to see more of Budapest or Visit Hungarian horse farm Day 10: Depart for home Denotes optional excursion

7 Why we are partnering with EF Worldwide presence 6-to-1 student-to-chaperone ratio Trained and licensed local guides 24-hour emergency on-call service Insurance Coverage Plan World Leader in International Education Fully accredited, just like our school Full-time bilingual Tour Director by our side Educational itineraries based on almost 50 years of experience Lowest prices. Best value. Fully immersive tours designed by academic specialists—for the guaranteed lowest prices

8 What’s included? - Round trip airfare - Hotels with private bathrooms - Comfortable motorcoach - Breakfast and dinner daily - Full-time bilingual Tour Director - Licensed local guides - Entrance fees to culturally and historically significant sites - Experiential activities - weShare What’s not included? - Spending money for optional excursions, free time activities, souvenirs, beverages, lunches and snacks ($30-$65 per day) - Tips for your Tour Director, bus driver and local guides (around $10 per day) - Passport and/or visa fees Your experienceThe details

9 What is weShare? Students having authentic research experiences weShare is an online educational tool that helps students connect to their travel experience before, during and after their tour. It helps to ignite students' curiosity in the world around them and to provide them with a platform for researching their interests through immersive, authentic experiences in an international setting.  Exploring destinations before the tour Before students travel abroad, they use weShare to begin researching their destinations. Students pick a topic they’re interested in, then create a research question they’re passionate about.  Discovering and experiencing while on tour While on tour, students experience, interact, observe, record, count, measure and anything else needed to find results related to their question.  Sharing experiences and discoveries after the tour They compile the information they gathered on tour into a project of their choosing—such as a video, presentation, micro-site or whatever the students are inspired to create—then they share their final projects with classmates, teachers, parents and even with potential colleges and employers.

10 Earn high school or college credit Students can earn an official transcript from EF when they demonstrate their increased global awareness through projects completed before, during and after their tour. Students who participate in EF's credit program will benefit from an enhanced tour experience; deeper learning takes place when an international experience is supplemented with pre-tour and post-tour projects. Upon approval, students may have this credit added to their high school transcript, or they can keep their EF transcript separate and submit it as an additional course when applying to universities. For more information, check out:

11 Fundraising Fundraising makes educational travel even more affordable for your students. Because it teaches organization and cooperation, it also enhances the educational value of the entire experience. Working toward a common goal brings your group closer and gives students a sense of pride for financially contributing to their tour. EF's team of fundraising specialists is here to help your group meet your financial goals. For recent updates, check out the for more information. We have also created a link on each tour participants page where family and friends can go make a one-time payment of any amount to contribute towards the cost of the tour. If they wanted to ask for donations instead of birthday presents this year or if grandma wants to contribute enough to cover an optional excursion, they just have to go to the website. We don’t keep payment information, and we never charge the card or checking account more than once. All you have to do is log-in and set it up, by going here:

12 Paying for your tour $ 15 a day $ 592 a month Program Price:$2,945 Weekend Supplement:$35 Potsdam:$75 For students (under 20):$3,055 Monthly:$592 Adult Supplement:$365 Adult Monthly:$665

13 Online (Right here and now) Tour Number: 1413578FB Phone: 800-665-5364 Enrollment deadline: September 30 th for current pricing! Prices for anyone NOT YET ENROLLED will increase $75 on October 1 st ! How do I reserve my spot?


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