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France: Paris, The Loire Valley, Provence,
Bordeaux, and Toulouse
France is the leading destination in the world for tourism and this country is fascinating. The geography, culture, and history allows Magellan to organize truly special programs for you and your students. Not only will you experience the best, but we’ll point out what tourists can easily overlook.
The Castles of the Loire, the D-Day beaches, the markets of Provence, the grandeur of Versailles all are waiting for you and your students. Enjoy a cooking or painting class for your group and take time during walking tours in the Marais or Montmartre. When you step outside of the usual bus tour, you begin to grasp the breadth of a city in the lively markets and street fairs.
The TGV speed train can bring you to far ends of the country and provide a complete change of atmosphere and setting. Your group will marvel at the diversity in panoramas and food while gaining a perspective unique to Magellan programs. This trip includes the “My School Day Abroad” feature which will make your trip an unforgettable experience for your group.
Greece: Athens, The Peloponnese and The Aegean Islands
The historic birthplace of democracy – Greece offers a new perspective of the Western World. Magellan helps you build a unique itinerary to navigate the many villages and islands. Bring students to the sites of ancient battles, the home of the first Olympic games and explore mythology with your own eyes. See beyond the breathtaking panoramas. Your students will enjoy the architecture, history and food of the Mediterranean cuisine.
Greek identity and symbols of the country’s hospitality can be found throughout this nation. From the Parthenon hill to the ancient site of Olympia. Visit the islands of Greece and entertain a spiritual mystery while traveling through the Mediterranean sea.
An ancient pottery class can create very special memories for you and your students travel experience. Magellan programs feature “My School Day Abroad” our unique experience which will makes your trip a truly unforgettable experience.
Spain: Madrid, Barcelona, Granada, Sevilla and Malaga
Magellan is ready to help you plan the best school trip for you and your students. From the Pyrenees in the North to the Straits of Gibraltar in the South we know Spain. The jagged Atlantic coast and the Mediterranean Eldorado are our specialties. If you’re looking to visit Barcelona’s cosmopolitan streets we’ll help you to celebrate the art, architecture and history on every street corner. If your trip calls for Bilbao you’ll be delighted to have time to roam Frank Gehry’s amazing Guggenheim Museum.
Your students may be looking for a break from the city streets. Grab your walking stick and scallop shell to prepare for the adventure of a day hike along the legendary route of Santiago de Compostela (Way of St. James). You’ll appreciate the chance at a more introspective and spiritual experience. Madrid will offer you a chance to appreciate first class art at the El Prado museum, followed by the spectacular exhibitions at the Reina Sofia museum.
When it comes time to customizing your itinerary don’t forget the other stops throughout Spain – Granada, Sevilla or Salamanca, Burgos. All Magellan programs include the “My School Day Abroad” which is unique to our programs. This day in a high school classroom will make your trip unforgettable for you and your students.
Italy: Venice, Bologna, Rome, Naples and Pompei
Travel throughout Italy is filled with great food, monuments, jaw-dropping museums and spectacular panoramas. Magellan helps you combine all of these essential ingredients when organizing your unique program to Italy. Wether it's the mystique of Venice or the beauty of the Naples Bay you'll have time to soak it all in. For the artist in everyone Florence represents the complete symbol of the Renaissance. Italy offers its many faces to the wise traveler and Magellan helps you discover them all.
Of course Rome, the cradle of Christian fait, must be appreciated at the right pace: the Coliseum and Roman Forum can’t hide the daily beauty of the outdoor markets and the animation of cobblestone streets. Finally, let us bring you to the Vatican city with the largest cathedral in the world. This independent region within Italy cannot be missed along with the Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel.
By the time you're heading home you will realize why Italian food is so popular all around the world. Special moments such as, cooking and ceramics class will help your group bond and let each member discover the artist within themselves. Your time in Italy includes the “My School Day Abroad” visit. Our unique feature helps your students to understand the culture they are visiting directly from their peers.
PERU: MACCHU PICCHU, LIMA AND THE SACRED VALLEY
When landing in Peru one might realize the trip that was imagined will be so much more. With an uninterrupted history of more than 2000 years, Lima is perhaps one of the most fascinating cities in the South American continent. Magellan navigates you through Lima and to The Sacred Valley of the Incas and Cuzco.
To keep your program organized and running smoothly we make sure all the domestic journeys are done with the reliable national airline. Traveling safely and on time means you won't be rushed through visits of temples, ceremonial and historical sites. All of your excursions are designed to help you understand the Incan Empire at the height of its power and the reasons of its downfall.
The beauty of the Machu Picchu is sometimes overwhelming and leaves one with an understanding unique to visitors of this world heritage site. Your program in Peru features “My School Day Abroad” our unique activity which will make your trip an unforgettable experience for you and your group.
PANAMA: PANAMA CITY, THE CANAL, RAIN FOREST,
AND COLON ISLAND
Panama is one the tiniest countries of Central America yet clearly one of strategical importance with the mighty canal that bears the country name and unites the Atlantic with the Pacific ocean. Panama is also a country with a diverse and thriving wildlife. Magellan will bring you to the booming capital with a recently restructured colonial area. Beautifully restored buildings and churches provide a glimpse to Panama’s prosperous past. The history can be overwhelming to the typical tourist, but Magellan will help you navigate through this country and appreciate the historic beauty. High rises contrast with the old city and infuse strikingly modern city into the landscape.
Before heading north guided visit of the famous canal site which was under American Protectorate until 1999. After your visit travel north to start an immersion in an indian tribe for some valuable community service work oriented towards the youth (work in middle and elementary schools). Your group will learn about the environment, discover a close to virgin territories that has changed very little over the last millennium. Activities will include craft and cooking classes with locals. After this experience which will take place inland, the group will travel to the Pacific coast to explore a national park. Explore Nature like you have never seen it with a trip that will leave unforgettable memories that you will remember and share for the years to come.
COSTA RICA: SAN JOSE, ARENAL VOLCANO, QUEPOS
AND SANTA ROSA NATIONAL PARK
Mighty volcanoes, black sandy beaches, tropical dry jungles and rain forest; the biological diversity of this unique country is simply amazing. Costa Ricans have managed to preserve the natural beauty of their country and make a trip through their land an unforgettable journey. Magellan offers you a glimpse to this spectacular destination.
We’ll help you to organize an itinerary that lets your group appreciate all of the variety of Costa Rica. We encourage an exploration throughout both regions: the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. Animal spotting during history lessons will make this trip unique experience and learning adventure.
Enjoy the country that has lead the way into ecotourism. The diverse concentration of birds, primates and insects is phenomenal. The world class National Parks and reserves help your group to understand why the country is considered the showplace of tropical conservation. Special excursions such as, hot springs in the middle of the jungle and zip-line assist in enjoying all of the beauty of the rain forest canopy. Magellan will make sure your travel program includes “My School Day Abroad” and introduces your group to their peers abroad.
AUSTRALIA: SYDNEY, MELBOURNE & THE GOLD COAST
This island continent reserves its wonder to visitors. Magellan programs are a balance of urban experiences and indigenous wildlife exploration. Once a penal colony for the British Crown, Australia is a booming country with gigantic proportions. Red desert, Coral reefs, snow-clad mountains, wetlands and national parks all call Australia home.
Beginning in Sydney and its beautiful Botanic gardens and Historic Rocks district Magellan brings you to Ayers Rock. You are surrounded by the vast blue sky and red earth in Australia’s beautiful Red Center. Discover Aboriginal rock art in caves and waterholes before continuing to Cairns.
All programs allow for the discovery of the spectacular Great Barrier Reef (scuba diving and snorkeling is optional) to appreciate the colorful marine life. Of course this travel program will include “My School Day Abroad” which is unique to Magellan Study Abroad and will make your trip an unforgettable experience for you and your group.
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