Travel Program

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    Welcome to the Travel Program Page!

    During the spring of 2019, the Travel Program was created! Our goal is to bring first-hand cultural experiences to our students and provide them with the opportunity to learn more about the world they live in. We have partnered with EF Tours to bring cultural exploration to 8th-grade level students at MCMS each year. For more information related to future trips, travel logistics, and details, please contact Ms. Clark.

    Middle schools in our district have been utilizing EF Tours travel company for years with great success. Local schools include Wood Middle School, Tualatin High School, Canby High School, and many more. MCMS has now partnered with EF travels as well and we look forward to many years of exciting and educational travel experiences abroad. 

    During the summer of 2022, twenty-five adults and student travelers ventured to Germany, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland on our first international trip from MCMS. 

    Upcoming Travel Opportunity

    2024 Travel (Open to current MCMS 8th graders): We are excited to announce our upcoming tour set to depart in July of 2024 to Panama and Costa Rica. We have reached capacity for the group, but the wait list is open. Check out the enrollment site link here: https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2583807ZH.

    2025 Travel (Open to current MCMS 7th graders): Will are excited to announce our upcoming tour set to depart in July of 2025 to Berlin, Prague, Krakow, and Budapest. We HAVE SPACE OPEN for any current 7th grade level students interested. Check out the enrollment site link here: https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2723965YZ.

    2026 Travel (Will be open to incoming 7th grade level students in the fall of 2024): We will announce our tour in September of 2024!

    Contact the program director/coordinator, Carly Clark (clarkc@wlwv.k12.or.us) for further information regarding the tour and enrollment. 

    About Ms. Clark:

    As an undergraduate student at Oregon State University, I was presented with the opportunity to study abroad in the southern part of Chile during my junior year while completing my Spanish minor. This trip became one of the most life-changing and influential trips that empowered my love and passion for traveling. I experienced culture shock, but from the experience, I fell in love with learning about the customs and cultures of other countries. It encouraged me to travel around the world for years to come. 

    Since then, I have traveled to 15 countries in South America and Europe. During the spring of 2016, I led a group on an EF Tour to Greece and Italy. Our summer program to Europe in the summer of 2022 was a success and a wonderful learning opportunity for all. I am very excited to extend this cultural opportunity to the MCMS student population for years to come. 

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