FHS Students Take On A Whole New World

FHS Students Take On A Whole New World

If you’d like to find out more information on the trip or upcoming programs, stop by Mr. Walsh’s room!

Education First

Alycia Felli

This summer a select group of venturesome students will be traveling halfway across the world. On June 25th, these FHS’ers will journey down to China for 9 days in order to get a feel for foreign lifestyles.

Led by Mr. Walsh and Mr. McCarthy, students will be guided around major cities by local tour guides and have the opportunity to be completely immersed in Chinese culture through first- hand experiences. Four days will be spent in Beijing, two in Xi’an, and two in Shanghai.

Freshman Sarah Lobo is one of the attendees who are excited to go.

“I’ve never been to Asia, and I think it would be really cool to see what they live like… I hope that I will learn lots of new things about their culture and their people. I also really want to see all the interesting sights, such as the Great Wall of China.” says Lobo.

The trip in total costs a bit over 3.2 K, which is a great price due to the fact that airfare, lodging, and tours are included.

Although the price in perspective is a steal for a 9-day trip to China, some students (and their parents) were not willing to pay the bill.

“I’ve always wanted to travel- it’s been one of my life dreams to travel the world. What better place to start than China? But in the end it was all a matter of money, which made me really disappointed.” says Freshman Emmett Goebel, who was hoping to join the other students on the getaway.

The itinerary varies from day to day, but everyday consist of authentic Chinese meals and sightseeing at the best areas the ‘Middle Kingdom’ has to offer. Housing will consist of 2 to 3 people per room (same gender), and safety is insured along with 24-hour emergency services. Free time will be given occasionally for students to go visit local hangouts, neighborhoods, and attractions.

Education First runs these tours.

“If all runs smoothly, then we might consider booking other trips though them. I’m think somewhere in Europe… possibly Germany?” commented Mr. Walsh.

If you’d like to travel and gain more cultural experience, make sure to listen next fall for the trip announcement. Who knows where you could end up?