International travel is one of the most eye-opening and life-changing experiences that a young person can have. The opportunity to learn another language, see a different culture and visit places they have only read about in books has the ability to dramatically shift a student’s consciousness and shape their future goals. Pathways In Education is proud to provide several international trips free of charge to students and their families. During these immersive trips, many students develop a passion for travel and multicultural learning, appreciating the opportunity to see the world from a broader perspective. The camaraderie and fresh perspective these trips offer are essential for re-engaging at-risk youth and inspiring them to move forward. Data collected by Pathways has shown that trip participants stay in school longer and graduate in higher numbers.
Pathways currently offers trips to Cuba, Italy, and China!
During this groundbreaking Cuban excursion, students visit local homes and historic landmarks and discuss the Cuban economy with prominent locals. Participants have taken morning nature hikes, visited a vintage car garage, eaten family-style lunches on a fruit & vegetable farm and even learned how to salsa! These activities provide ample opportunity for students to soak up Cuban culture and tradition, changing their lives forever.
An 11-day trip through Venice, Florence, and Rome immerses students in Italian culture, cuisine, and history as they come face-to-face with priceless works of art, learn how to make pasta, and tour the Vatican and Roman ruins. Students explore the rich artistic heritage of Italy by taking art classes, meeting local artists and touring museums. And of course, no trip to Italy would be complete without trying authentic Italian gelato and pizza!
Ni Hao from Beijing!
Pathways In Education heads East to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience in beautiful China. Students spend 14 days discovering local treasures, divulging in local cuisines, and journeying through urban cities. From the Great Wall to the Forbidden City, students will gain insight on Chinese culture and its historical importance. With an emphasis on full cultural immersion, students will partake in activities including a lesson on Chinese calligraphy in Beijing, feed baby pandas at the Dujiangyan Panda Keeper Program, visit the terracotta warriors in Xi’an, and much more!