Hemispheres
Hemispheres

Teacher Travel Abroad

Hemispheres actively promotes opportunities for K-12 educators to travel abroad to build their own background knowledge and gain invaluable experience overseas. 

Short-Term Teacher Travel

To meet the demand of educators who want a quality travel experience, Hemispheres's centers frequently offer shorter programs abroad that combine an academic approach with a short, intense travel experience.  We try to keep these affordable for educators.  Announcements about funding competitions and grants that support teacher travel can be found on our Professional Development page.

Teacher Spring Break & Summer Trips

Hemispheres' constituent programs have conducted the following programs during Texas's spring break (usually the second full week in March), and during the summer. In addition to visiting sites under the guidance of an experienced, credentialled guide, groups are accompanied by an academic escort from the University of Texas who helps participants process the experience for their classrooms.

Upcoming:

Spring Break 2018: Morocco

Perfect for travelers looking for a fast-paced trip, this short but sweet adventure offers up a great combination of Morocco’s must-see highlights and a little free time to explore on your own. Take to a camel to explore the dunes before experiencing the Sahara on an overnight camping excursion. Explore high-walled kasbahs and wander the labyrinthine alleys of Fès and Marrakech. Discover the history and rugged natural beauty of mysterious Morocco.

In addition to the local guides arranged by GEEO, you will be accompanied by an academic representative from the University of Texas that will provide you with additional knowledge and help you think of ways to use the experience for your classroom. This program is open to all educators and their guests.

What's Included

  • Traditional Moroccan Lunch
  • Overnight at Berber Desert Camp, Sahara Bedouin Camp
  • Volubilis guided tour
  • Fes guided tour
  • Sahara Desert excursion with camel ride
  • Todra Gorge stay with walk through local villages
  • Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah visit
  • Marrakech medina guided walk
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities by private air-con van, camel, walking
  • Comfort Class Hotels (6 nts), tented desert camp (1 nt, multi-share)
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner (Allow USD $240-315 for meals not included.)
  • G Adventures Tour Leader throughout, local guides.

What's Not Included

  • International air (approximately $950 – 1,200 from Austin or Houston)
  • Incidentals
  • Travel Health Insurance, Cancellation insurance
  • Applicable visas
  • Airport Taxes
  • Tips or gratuities
  • Beverages, meals not mentioned above
  • Optional Tours or optional admissions
  • Airport Transfers, unless otherwise mentioned in inclusions.

Save 5% if you book by October 1st! You can register now with a deposit of $250; the balance is due 60 days prior to departure. 

For more information and to sign up: https://www.geeo.org/tours/MoroccoSpring/

Questions? Contact Katie Aslan at kaslan@austin.utexas.edu or Jessie Weisz at GEEO, jesse@geeo.org.

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