|By Carbfreenoodles (Carbfreenoodles) on Saturday, October 02, 2004 - 01:38 pm: Edit|
I got a letter in the mail, saying I have been nominated by a People to People leader to attend an informational meeting for their Student Ambassador Program. I was wondering if anyone here has gone on one of these trips and if you have, if you went to Tokyo, Japan with them? I am very interested in going and would like to know hear from some people who went on one of these trips. Is it a rip off? Was it too much money to go? Did you actually earn high school or college credit?
|By Saint24 (Saint24) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 01:59 pm: Edit|
I went in 2000 to the United Kingdom. This is most certainly not a rip off. At least, my trip wasn't. There is so much more to this program than just "sight seeing," P2P really does an excellent job of blending fun with the educational experience.
|By Carbfreenoodles (Carbfreenoodles) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 07:24 pm: Edit|
Anyone else gone on one of these trips before???
|By Lelalellen (Lelalellen) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 07:09 am: Edit|
My son went to Ireland, Wales & England with P2P this past summer. Although Saint24 says, "there is more to the program than just sight seeing," it is a SIGHT SEEING program for teens. Yes, there were some truly unique experiences... 2 home stays, however the kids only stayed with the families in the evenings and mornings and went with their groups during the day... so not much time to really spend with the families. They did an environmental project, but while sounding interesting and worthwhile on paper, it fell short in reality. Don't get me wrong, they saw all kinds of wonderful things and did things many things tourists don't often get to do (scaling downt the side of a castle), however, it was not like being an AMBASSADOR. My son will mention it on his college resume, however it was not as though he was working with Habitat for Humanity, or working or doing something for the good of humanity... he was touring the UK with a group of 40 teens having a blast... touring, shopping, having fun with his peers in hotels.
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