Travel Programs

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Travel Programs

The UNIS international travel program offers students rich language, cultural and service related opportunities that take place well beyond the classroom. The variety of trips is designed to provide students social, cultural, linguistic, academic and enrichment opportunities while immersed in home-stay (or similar) environments of the host country and traveling with fellow classmates and UNIS chaperones. UNIS continues to expand to more and new places offering language, learning and/or service projects. Increasingly, students, teachers, families and school community members are finding that student exchange programs are meaningful and memorable for both host and visitor. All our Travel programs have garnered excellent student review and feedback and students are strongly encouraged and welcomed to apply and participate in one of our trips.

Zakaria Baha  Director of Student Activities 

Prospective Upcoming Trips

China
China

This is a linguistic and cultural trip offered to M4-T2 Chinese language learners. Students will attend language classes, visit a variety of cultural and historic sites, take a train trip, engage in a service project and learn about Chinese customs and rituals.

Spring 2020 Duration: ~10 Days

Program Type:  Language, Cultural

nepal
Nepal

T3 students travel to Nepal on a service learning based trip to teach students from kindergarten to 5th grade at a local school. UNIS students will teach English through language acquisition, basic Math, basic Science, and art for 5 days. They will spend the rest of their time learning about the culture and history of Nepal in Kathmandu and Pokhara, in addition to taking part in hiking and boating activities. 

Spring 2020 Duration: ~10 Days

Program Type:  Service-learning, Cultural

spain
Spain

Tutorial House students engage in a two-way homestay exchange experience with Spanish students. UNIS Students engage in class visits, day trips to cultural and historic sites in Granada, participate in a service project and enjoy some outdoor recreation and sport activities. 

Spring 2020 Duration: ~10 Days

Program Type:   Two-way homestay, Language, Cultural

Vietnam
Vietnam

UNIS students partake in a two-way homestay exchange with students from Hanoi. UNIS students visit classes, tour historical and cultural sites, learn about Vietnamese life and culture, participate in a street food tour, visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites, and participate in a service-learning project. 

Spring 2020 Duration: ~10 Days

Program Type:  Service-learning, Two-way homestay exchange

Italy
Italy

Please check back for more information on the M4-T2 trip to Italy. 

Spring 2020 Duration: ~10 Days

Program Type:  Language, Cultural

Japaan
Japan

This is the oldest ongoing trip offered for students at UNIS. M4-T2 Japanese language learners have the opportunity to visit Yokohama and Kakegawa cities while staying with host families. During these days, students attend language classes, visit historical and iconic sites, take a day trip to Tokyo, engage in a service project and learn about Japanese customs and rituals. 

Spring 2020 Duration: ~10 Days

Program Type:  Language, Cultural

Puerto Rico
More to come!

Please regularly check this section as we will update it and add new trips for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Previous Trips

Each year, the destinations UNIS students travel to may vary. Many of our trips are annual, however new trips are often introduced. Below are some highlights of previous UNIS student trips.

Spring 2019

Vietnam

The 2019 home stay program allowed for UNIS  students to make new friends, travel and learn about Vietnam. We visited the Museum of Ethnology, Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, and took part on an informative and delicious street food tour. Students then took an overnight train trip to the north in SaPa. They were also there to partake in meaningful service learning projects with  Hanoi students at two local schools where they delivered rice and clothing and worked on arts projects with indigenous Hmong students. The trip was made complete with a scavenger hunt in the Old Quarters in Hanoi, and then a day trip to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Vietnam 2019

Vietnam 2019

Vietnam 2019

 

Spring 2019

Nepal

A group of T3 students completed their annual tradition, volunteering their time to travel to Nepal. Students prepared for the initiative by attending weekly sessions all year in preparation, where they studied the people, traditions, and history  of the mountainous country, while also fundraising for a clean water system. Students spent the first half of the trip engaging with local schoolchildren, teaching them English, and in exchange learning about cultural festivals such as Holi. During the second portion of the trip, students explored historical sites and learned about the natural environment of Nepal.

Nepal 2019

 

Nepal 2019

 

Nepal 2019

 

Spring 2019

Puerto Rico

M4 Spanish language learners traveled throughout Puerto Rico as a linguistic and cultural trip. 

Puerto Rico 2019

 

Puerto Rico 2019

 

Puerto Rico 2019

 

Spring 2019

Canada

M4 French language learners traveled to Canada as a linguistic and cultural trip.

Canada 2019

 

Canada 2019

 

Canada 2019

 

Spring 2018

Japan

Tutorial House students participated in a linguistic and cultural visit to Japan that included a home-stay. They traveled to the cities of Yokohama, Kakegawa, and Tokyo. 

Japan 2018

 

Japan 2018

 

Japan 2018

 

Spring 2017

Germany

Middle School and Tut House students participated in an exchange program with students from Berlin. The Berlin students traveled to New York for the UNIS-UN conference. After the conference, about a week later, UNIS students traveled to Berlin and experienced what life is like in a German setting. Students engaged in school and class visits, took day trips to cultural and historic sites around the city, and spent time with host families.

Germany 2017

 

Germany 2017

 

Germany 2017

 

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