Cradle of Civilization: 2018 Trip to Italy and Greece

—Eric Annet, Public Relations—

In the summer of 2018 Cosby is having a trip to Italy and Greece open to students if they want to travel abroad. Escorting students is Mrs. Zacharias and Ms.Herman from Cosby’s english department. I had some time to sit down with Mrs. Zacharias to ask her about the

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trip she is preparing for this July 8th. Her and Ms. Herman ( The Journalism Teacher.) have been good friends since last year and been wanting to do this for a while. So they partnered with ACIS who is sponsoring them to keep a affordable vacation.There is a certain experience and feeling that can’t be anywhere else from a trip like this, that these two teachers really want to give the opportunity to their students and anyone who wants to participate. The name of the trip is called the Cradle of Civilization which is quite fitting due to the mass amount of cultural influence that comes from this part of the world.

The trip will consist of nine days, the first few days being in Athens and Delphi to looks at the ruins. Then a over night faerie will take the group over to Italy and they will visit some more tourist attractions such as Sorrento and Pompeii, which Mrs. Zacharias is most looking forward to. The final destination will be Rome where they will fly home after they see everything they want to see.  A tour guide will escort the group the whole time and will speak both English and the European language.

A few activities that will be open to engage in are cultural dances, it will be choice to take part or not. There will be times during the trip in which groups can go out on their own and explore, it will be required to stick together thou.  Another fun part of the trip will be when visiting the Greek Islands, which Mrs. Zacharias is looking forward to as well.

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On the islands are white beaches and overall suppose to be very beautiful.

Some of the sights and the attractions include: the Sistine Chapel,  Colosseum,  Vatican Museums,  St. Peter’s Basilica, Trevi Fountain, Temple of Apollo, Archaeological Museum, The Islands of Hydra, Aegina and Poros in the Saronic Gulf, Acropolis Museum, Agora, Parthenon, etc. Many of these sights will be paid for travelers when they sign up. Also, most meals are already paid as well, after signing up. Only lunch will not be included, but breakfast and dinner are included.  

The teachers want to give the students a feel for the culture not so much seeing everything to be seen. They want their young scholars to have opportunities they might not experience otherwise. Another reason is the fact that it will look good on student’s transcripts when applying for colleges. Not many can say they studied abroad in Greece and Italy.