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!

taylor and Mackenzie on APSA CHINA SCHOLARS PROGRAM 2013

Taylor and Mackenzie on APSA CHINA SCHOLARS PROGRAM 2013


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Wednesdays      7:30 – 3:00
Thursdays          7:30 – 3:00 



  • Visit the Travel Center to learn about opportunities!




  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30 LUNCHTIME (12:20PM) BUILDING BRIDGES INFORMATIONAL PIZZA LUNCH IN MR. SPETZLER’S ROOM #125-  Building Bridges is a leadership program for young women entering grades 10,11 or 12 in the 2014-2015 school year. This is a two year program with students working with a diverse group of students from Colorado, Israel and Palestine. It includes a two week summer program as well as culminating trip to Israel and Palestine. Scholarships are available.  Come to the lunch meeting and check it out!


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR DCIS FOUNDATION TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS:   Jack Virnich (Japan); Greta Sandberg (Brazil); Anna Alicia Roman (Peru); Astrid Marin (Peru); Carmelina Palmer (Turkey & Israel); Isobel Thieme (Peru), Jack Whalen (Peru), Emily Romero (Israel); Alex Warren (Italy)



  •   PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival is a chance to showcase your videomaking skills. This year’s themes are migration, diversity, and social inclusion. Deadline is June 27.
  • The Society of American Travel Writers’ Teen Travel Writing Scholarship will award prizes to students in grades 8-12 who submit the best travel essay. Deadline: July 27.


WE ARE LOOKING FOR HOST FAMILIES FOR STUDENTS FROM CHINA DURING THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR!  DCIS has a relationship with iNECS , a unique  program that brings Chinese students here to graduate from a US high school and enter a US university. This will be our third year supporting this program and need YOUR help.  We are looking for two or three host families for a girl and one or two boys from late August until just after graduation. Host families receive a stipend. Please check out the iNECS website (  for details . Or, contact Geri Badler at the Travel Center. Host families do not have to be DCIS families, but need to be able to get students to school .Feel free to share  this with family and friends. This is a wonderful way to have a cultural experience right here in Denver and develop a long term relationship with a student from China! And, a win-win if a student is taking Chinese!
Alvarez Galagos Family with Mari


  • ITALY- Rome/Florence/Pompeii/ Sorrento  (3/27 – 4/5 2014 ) Open to middle and high school students; Cultural Anthropology/History   Sponsor: Mr. Tabano   CLOSED. NO MORE APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED
  • PERU (Spring Break 2014) -  A  4 day trek to Machu Picchu plus a service learning component. Open to high school students. See Mr. Efting for more information CLOSED. NO MORE APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED
  • COSTA RICA (6/23-7/1  2014) : Open to middle school students. Sponsor: Mr Mahon 



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


Jack and host family Brest

Each year a number of DCIS students embark on semester or year long exchanges. Follow their  blogs and their journeys

.Carter Young  - Rotary Youth Exchange – SWITZERLAND

 Jack Kacik – Plouzane’, FRANCE

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

News/Opportunities  – Up-to-date news and opportunities can be found here.

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