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!
“Never say ‘no’ to adventures. Always say ‘yes,’ otherwise you’ll lead a very dull life.” –Ian Fleming
WELCOME TO THE TRAVEL CENTER
We have have moved! The Travel Center is now located in room 204. Same services–help with finding appropriate travel opportunities, exchanges, support for our DCIS exchange students, short term hosting opportunities and all things global!
NEW DAYS, NEW HOURS, NEW ROOM:
Wednesdays and Fridays 7:45AM-1:30PM
Come visit the new Travel Center in Room 204
DEADLINES, SCHOLARSHIPS, OPPORTUNITIES AND AWARDS!
AFS STEM EXCHANGE YEAR IN INDIA OR BRAZIL – If you are interested in science and math and doing an academic year in India or Brazil but you have financial barriers, and are between the ages of 15-17, please take a look! AFS is offering a full ride scholarship for this year exchange. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MARCH 9!
Digital Exchange with Iraq! A virtual exchange. No passport needed. No cost. Just an opportunity to connect with peers in Iraq! Applications due before MARCH 15, 2017. Note: Deadline has been extended!
The Digital Young Leaders Exchange Program (DYLEP) is an online exchange program for high school students in Iraq and the United States. Through DYLEP students develop their leadership skills, learn how to work together with people of diverse backgrounds, and design concrete projects to address issues in their communities. The themes covered during the exchange include leadership, digital citizenship, civic engagement, global issues, exchange, diversity, and empathy.
ATTENTION ALL JUNIORS AND SENIORS! OUT OF STATE COLLEGE TRAVEL STIPENDS ARE NOW AVAILABLE…. The Counseling Center and the DCIS Travel Center are offering stipends to offset the cost of an airline ticket for Juniors and Seniors! Stipends are for $150* and can only be used by an approved DCIS student visiting an out of state college or university. Stipends will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
The process is as simple as 1, 2, 3!
1. Complete the Out-of-State College Travel Stipend Application Part I and return it to the your counselor.
2. If approved, book your flight!
3. Complete the Out of State College Travel Application Part II and submit it to your counselor or the TRAVEL CENTER with a copy of your airfare receipt or boarding pass to be reimbursed before APRIL 14, 2017.
4. Share a “selfie” from your college visit! Send it to your counselor!
Applications are available NOW in the Counseling Center.
*Stipends larger than $150 may be considered. Speak with your counselor.
Funding for Out of State College Travel Stipends are available through a generous grant from the Western Union Foundation.
FUNDRAISERS AND FUNDRAISING IDEAS!!
FUNDRAISE ONLINE – CHECK OUT GoEnnounce.com
PLANET GREEN RECYCLE – Go green and fundraise at the same time. CHECK IT OUT!
LEADING CHANGE Get involved. Make a difference!
EXCHANGES AND EXCHANGE STUDENTS
At DCIS we travel….and do outbound exchanges!
Follow Junior Becca Egan’s Year Abroad in Sevilla, Spain! Becca’s blog
Welcome to our 2016-17 Exchange Students
Alef Keuffer – Brazil
Felix Skiold – Sweden
Lara Bichler -Germany
Markus Hellerud – Norway
Tim Fagen-Stief – Germany
Sofia Rezanowicz – Argentina
Gisela Gonzalvo Henry – Spain
Alvaro Martinez Ruiz – Spain
Muchos gracias y buen vieje, Alvaro as you return to Madrid. Thank you for being part of DCIS and sharing your experience with us. My Exchange Madrid to Denver Alvaro 10 2016
Danke Lara for your insightful views of being an exchange student at DCIS and your semester in Denver! Safe travels back to Germany and on to your second exchange in Sydney, Australia! Lara B Exchange to Denver
A special thank you video by our 2014-2015 Exchange Students with advise and a bit of fun! Hope you will all take back a little bit of Denver and DCIS to China, Denmark, Ecuador,Germany, Jordan, Norway and Sweden!
OUR ITALIAN EXCHANGE Click on the link and enjoy!
INTERESTED IN HOSTING?
Great Article by Donna Bryson, a DCIS parent on What Foreign Students Can Teach Host Families about America.
An opportunity to host with AFS: Open your heart and home to a student from another country. Learn about others, share American culture and make the world a better place. Host with AFS, a leader in student exchange since 1947! For more information, contact volunteer Claudia Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.afsusa.org.
An opportunity to host with EF: BRING THE WORLD into your FAMILY with EF High School Exchange Year –Being a host family is as rewarding for you as it is for the international student you bring into your home. You learn about another culture, you provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a teenager from across the globe, and you form a relationship that will stay with you and your family forever. Trust EF High School Exchange Year to ensure that your exchange experience is the best it can be. Contact Derek Chandler at email@example.com for more information.
Contact the Travel Center if interested in learning more or about hosting! Please complete our DCIS Host Family Application 05 21 13 so we have your information on file.
2017 SCHOOL SPONSORED TRIPS:
RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA – LAKOTA LANGUAGE COMPETITION (DEC. 2016) – Open to Lakota 3 & 4 students. Sponsor: Ms. Locke CANCELLED
PANAMA – GLOBAL ISSUES NETWORK CONFERENCE (MARCH 7-13, 2017) – Open to high school students who want to change the world. Sponsor: Ms. Hilborn CANCELLED
ITALIAN EXCHANGE (MARCH 2017) – Open to high school students taking Italian. Sponsor: Ms. Bishop
ITALY-ROME, VENICE, FLORENCE (MARCH 2017) – Sponsor: Mr. Tabano
LONDON THEATRE TRIP (MARCH 2017) -Open to students in grades 8-12 interested in theatre and drama. Sponsor: Ms. Kerswell
CANYONLANDS SOPHOMORE TRIP (MAY 15-19, 2017) – 10th Grade Class Trip – Sponsor: Ms. Finnegan-Doyon
10th Grade Stay Local Trip (May 15-19, 2017)– Sponsors Ms. Stewart and Ms. Hoffman
COSTA RICA (JUNE 5-12 2017) Open to Middle School students. Sponsor: Ms. Iverson
PERU – INCA TRAIL AND PERUVIAN HEARTS (JUNE 9-19, 2017) Open to High School Students. Sponsor: Ms. Finnegan-Doyon. CANCELLED BUT WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR SPRING 2018.
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 DCIS Connect email.
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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