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Discovering New Cultures — No Passport Required

Written by Brightspark Travel

Though we’ve been known to tout the benefits of international student travel (check out our international e-book and lessons from an employee’s time abroad), we believe that perspective-shifting experiences can be obtained through domestic student travel as well. Given the sheer size of the United States and the diversity of its people, domestic travel provides students with ample opportunities to discover new cultures, lifestyles and more.

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[Quiz] Which International Student Tour Is Best for Your Class?

Written by Brightspark Travel

Are you considering bringing your group on an international student tour? We created a quiz to help you find the best international student travel destination based on your group's academic and cultural interests. Once you've found your ideal destination, find out more information about it on our international tours page

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High School Choir Gains New Perspectives While Traveling Abroad

Written by Brightspark Travel

David, a choral director from Iowa, traveled overseas with his choir students for an educational performance tour of a lifetime. The choir took an eight-day trip visiting Austria, Czech Republic and Germany. Read more about their experience!

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Expand Worldviews With International Tours

Written by Brightspark Travel

Other than its association with a certain less-than-cultured magazine, the term cosmopolitan has always been viewed in a positive light. Familiarity with countries and cultures other than one’s own makes for a dynamic, empathetic and knowledgeable individual. So why is it that less than 50% of Americans have stepped foot outside of the old U.S. of A.?

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Student Reflects on the Lasting Impact of Performance Tours

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In 2006, Sam Pirruccello and his high school choir group traveled to Great Britain for an international performance tour. Nearly 10 years later he reflects on his choir trip.

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FLOTUS knows the benefits to student travel, do you?

Written by Brightspark Travel

What can parents give their child that inspires independence, begets bravery, creates compassion, and generates endless opportunity?

According to First Lady Michelle Obama, the answer is: Travel!

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