England and Scotland Student Trip

June 2017

Informational Meeting with Mrs. Nelson

Thursday, Feb. 18th, 6pm

OEHS Community Room

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Ready, Set, Go!

I fell in love with the U.K. before I learned to write my name, and despite my many travels, I find that no one place draws me in as much as England does. I've traveled throughout the U.K. four times: twice in high school, once on my own in college, and as a tour guide for my husband in 2012. I'm a self-proclaimed Anglophile.

To experience England through the eyes of a first-time visitor is a most wonderful thing for me. I look forward to chaperoning students on this excursion the first week of June 2017 and inspiring students to explore cultural differences and find inspiration through discovering historical sites that have inspired countless others.

My husband, Jake, and I will be chaperoning this trip. We both have a passion for learning through travel and have made travel a priority. Jake had a unique childhood and adolescence as his father was in the military. He was born in Germany and lived there for a total of 6 years, and he has lived in various states including 3 years in Hawaii. How horrible to be a teenager on Oahu and have early dismissal from high school for surfing? Since our wedding in 2008, we've traveled to Jamaica, New Jersey, New York, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida, Georgia, Ireland, Wales, England, Hawaii, and most recently to Louisiana.

After hearing from multiple teachers and friends who have either chaperoned or taken trips through EF, I knew I would want to chaperon a trip through such a reputable company. This particular trip has been on my mind since 2015, and I am thrilled to see it come to fruition.

How do two nations that share a border, an island, and a government maintain their own cultural identities?

Though bonded politically by the United Kingdom and geographically by the island of Great Britain, England and Scotland each maintain their own distinct character. In Edinburgh, experience kilts, bagpipes and haggis as you absorb proud Scottish history. At Windsor Castle and Oxford University, the English accent reveals its royal tradition.

Tour Highlights

* Visit Edinburgh Castle

* Take a tour of York and see Clifford’s Tower

* Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace

* Tour Oxford and visit New College

* Take a tour of Windsor Castle

* See Big Ben and Houses of Parliament

* Witness the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace