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The Travel Center has a wealth of information about DCIS travel and travel related resources. Check out upcoming events, opportunities, scholarships, and school sponsored trips below! Or stop by and explore!

WELCOME TO THE TRAVEL CENTER 

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HOURS OF OPERATION:

Tuesdays            7:30 – 3:00 

Wednesdays      7:30 – 3:00

Thursdays          7:30 – 3:00 

Sophia at Equator

“Never say ‘no’ to adventures. Always say ‘yes,’ otherwise you’ll lead a very dull life.” –Ian Fleming

 

DEADLINES, SCHOLARSHIPS, OPPORTUNITIES 

Department of State Scholarships for High-School Students:  

The U.S. Department of State is offering merit-based scholarships for high-school students to study abroad for a summer or an academic year.

Applications will be accepted in the fall for:

 

TUESDAY,  OCT. 28th @ 6:00 pm  PARENT INFORMATION MEETING FOR TRIP TO ENGLAND, FRANCE & SPAIN (June 7-21, 2015) in the MUN. For more information, please contact Mr. Brown or Ms. Harrold.  Or see the link below under 2015  Teacher Sponsored Trips for trip details.

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 28 @ 11:50 am- 12:50 pm – MEET WITH A REPRESENTATIVE FROM GLOBAL WORKS  outside of the Travel Center   Come learn about service learning and adventure travel.  Of interest to students, staff and parents.

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 6 @ 11:50-12:50 pm – MEET WITH A REPRESENTATIVE FROM ADOLESCO outside of the Travel Center. Adolesco offers language-immersion foreign exchanges for students ages 9 to 17. Live with a family in France, Spain, or Germany for 3 weeks to 3 months. Visit www.adolesco.org, and apply by January for summer 2015 exchanges.

MEET THE MIDDLE EAST This program fosters relationships and understanding between the US, Israel and Palestine. The program culminates with a 10 day trip to Israel and Palestine in the summer of 2015. For more information, contact: (email) info@meetthemiddleeast.org (phone) 720.608.1882. Check out their websitehttp://meetthemiddleeast.org/  Applications are due the end of November.Madeira river and boats

HOLD THE DATE – – –  BLUE STAR OF HOPE- THAILAND MEET AND GREET - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13 @ 6pm –  Details to follow

 

HOLD THE DATE –FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12  @ 5 PM  FOR SOMETHING FUN, SOMETHING TRAVEL RELATED, SOMETHING FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY… AND SOMETHING VERY DCIS! Details to follow

 

 

FUNDRAISERS AND FUNDRAISING IDEAS!!!

 

SOUTH PACIFIC  TRIP (AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND)  FUNDRAISER – THURSDAY, NOV.6 FROM 4-6 PM  – Make dinner a selfless act by supporting travel!  Come to the 6th and Broadway Chipotle on THURSDAY, NOV, 6 \, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.  Same night as Parent Teacher Conferences! Be sure to tell the cashier you’re supporting DCIS to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to DCIS for the South Pacific trip. Bon Appetit!

 

Pre-Holiday Bocce Tournament  for ITALIAN EXCHANGE!

Bocce    /ˈbäCHē/  Noun – an Italian game similar to lawn bowling but played on a shorter, narrower green.  Noun – an event all about the fun to raise funds for the DCIS Italian Exchange in collaboration with Denver Sister Cities.  $25 per person or $100 for team of four, fees include breakfast AND lunch along with door prizes and cash for the winning team                  Sat Nov 22nd, 9am. Register at denversistercities.org/potenza      Event at Mickey’s Top Sirloin, 6950 N. Broadway, Denver (family owned for 50 years @ Broadway & 70th in N. Denver)

Group shot in italy 2013

 

 

LOOKING FOR FUNDRAISING IDEAS TO SUPPORT SCHOOL TRAVELS? - Join the other DCIS families and students that help at the food concessions during the Bronco’s games. This is a great way to make extra money for travels while at DCIS. Please contact Karen Gentzler at gentzler5@msn.com for more information or to sign up!

 

EXCHANGES AND EXCHANGE STUDENTS

 

MEET OUR 2014-2015 EXCHANGE STUDENTS!

Luan Jose (Ecuador), Noel (Germany), Simon (Sweden), Tiril (Norway), Dana (Jordan), Emelie (Denmark), Adrianna (China), Krisstar (China), Lebron (China)

Juan Jose (Ecuador), Noel (Germany), Simon (Sweden), Tiril (Norway), Dana (Jordan), Emelie (Denmark), Adrianna (China), Krisstar (China), Lebron (China)

These students come from all over to stay with our families and study at DCIS for a year. Other exchanges occur during the year–some are shorter, 10 days to two weeks but add to our quest for cultural diversity and global knowledge.

 

 

OUR 2014 FALL ITALIAN EXCHANGE IN  DENVER

 

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HOST AN EXCHANGE STUDENT!

 Contact the Travel Center if interested in learning more or hosting! Please complete our DCIS Host Family Application 05 21 13 so we have your information on file.

TWO SHORT HOSTING OPPORTUNITIES JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2015 !

  • AFS is looking for families to host international exchange students for four days (January 21-25, 2015) while they are in Denver for International School Day (Jan. 23!).  DCIS is again happy to be a part of this  annual event.  Please contact Claudia at AFSCOLORADO@gmail.com  (We have two AFS exchange students at DCIS this year!)

  • US-Brazil Connect  is once again partnering with DCIS and seeking host families for Brazilian high school students who will be visiting Denver from February 15-28, 2015. Contact Geri Badler in the Travel Center (geri_badler@dpsk12.org) for more information or if interested in hosting

Alvarez Galagos Family with Mari

 

2015 TEACHER SPONSORED TRIPS

Peru with Efting Senior Trip 2014

  • ITALIAN EXCHANGE (Tentatively MARCH 25-APRIL 7, 2015 )   Open to high school students taking Italian. Sponsor: Ms. Bishop

  • PERU – SERVICE LEARNING/HIKING TRIP (SPRING BREAK 2015) - Open to high school students able to carry 40 lbs. and hike 30 miles. Sponsor: Mr. Efting

  • COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  (MAY 27-JUNE 3, 2015) – Open to high school students in Ms. Rivera’s Advisory.  Sponsor: Ms. Rivera

 

NEED A PASSPORT APPLICATION? OR A RENEWAL? Get one in the Travel Center!

News/Opportunities  – Be sure to check out the Travel Center Bulletin Board outside of the Travel Center or Weekly NEWS FROM THE TRAVEL CENTER from the PTSA..

Help Build a Wall of (Student) Travel – Add a postcard from a trip or study abroad program to our wall and get School Service Credit!

Share your travel experiences with other students – Complete a student travel project form PDF, return it to the Travel Center for our Student Travel binder. Get School Service Credit.

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APSA Summer 2014 Embassy

Contact:   If you have  questions, or would like to make an appointment, please contact Geri Badler at geri_badler@dpsk12.org or 720.423.9071.