Students of all ages are among the largest groups of people who partake in educational travel tours. In fact, it’s common for the locals who live in large cities to regularly see groups of students that are obviously visiting from other cities or countries in hopes of learning new things.
Visiting new cities can provide educational experiences for students because it allows them to see historical sites, to learn their way around unfamiliar places and to see how things work and run in other parts of the world.
Many times, large groups of students are accompanied on travel tours by teachers from the students’ school. Some teachers may be experts in particular subjects, which makes them good tour guides and excellent sources of information once the group arrives at their destination. Other times, a group of students will travel with teachers, parents and chaperones to a particular city, knowing that a tour guide (usually arranged through a travel company catering to students traveling for the purpose of education) will meet them, guide them and teach them for the duration of their stay.
While it’s always educational to travel to any new city simply because new locations provide students with different glimpses into life in various places, there are a few particular cities in the United States that are the most popularly visited.
Young people often travel to the following cities for educational student tours: Boston, Chicago, Orlando, Hawaii and New York City.
Boston is one of the most frequently visited cities for students because this city played a very important role in the history and development of the United States. The Freedom Trail, in particular, is not only a source of entertainment for students, but it is also a way for them to learn about historical sites, battlegrounds and the heroes who helped to form the United States into a free country.
Chicago is home to many famous museums, cultural events and historical sites. Students commonly travel to Chicago for educational purposes because it is a large and centrally located city – as compared to cities on either the East or the West Coast.
When people think of Orlando, Disney World normally comes to mind. Included in Disney, is Epcot – which is filled with all sorts of educational and scientific things to see and explore.
Disney offers many courses for students that are educational in nature. One of the most popular tours offered is called the “Youth Education Series,” which is a program that allows students to learn about many different subject areas while still being able to enjoy and experience Orlando and all it has to offer.
Students normally love the idea of a trip to Hawaii and the fact that there are many educational student tours available make it even more exciting. Learning all about the eight islands that make up Hawaii as a whole, seeing Pearl Harbor and visiting and learning about the various volcanoes on Hawaii are just a few of the educational attractions.
New York City
New York, New York is one of the most highly visited cities among educational student tour groups. Not only do student groups from within the United States visit New York City, but student groups from all over the world often choose New York City as their destination of choice. In New York City, there are world renowned museums, the theater, cultural neighborhoods and many more attractions that can provide an educational experience not available anywhere else.
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