Discount offered for 2017 spring break trip to Italy


Elle Ryan

Trip director Mr. Robert Epler gives information to students interested in the Italy spring break trip.

Sammy Deterding, Staff Writer

In 2017 there will be a trip taken by students to Italy over spring break. The trip, “Italy in Depth,” will be led by Latin teacher Mr. Robert Epler. In order to give more students the opportunity to go on the trip, the travel company gives a discount if people are registered by January 14, 2016.

If a student signs up by this date, he or she will receive a discount of $400, about ten percent of the total cost. The total cost  includes hotel, meals, tips for tour directors and bus drivers, and the $45 paid for the airport fee.

Students also have the opportunity to get a scholarship if they wish to go on the trip and cannot afford it. This scholarship is offered to students going on educational trips by the travel company. This scholarship is called the FLAG Foundation of WorldStrides. To apply for this financial assistance, one needs to register and complete an application within 45 days of their registration.

The students will depart from Minneapolis on Saturday, March 25, 2017. They will land in Europe as they head to walk around Venice and spend the following ten days in Florence, San Gimignano, Naples-Sorrento, Pompeii-Capri, Rome, and Vatican-Rome. “We are in good hands, this is my fourth year with this travel company and it is the same itinerary on the same trip,” Epler said.

In these cities, students will be going on tours, eating traditional foods, visiting historical sights, and going on bus tours. “On the last trip 12 students and 2 chaperones went, but we are shooting for 15 to 20 students this year,” Epler said.