Learn, Inspire, Travel, Repeat – The ACIS Tours Travel Blog

6 Ways to Engage Students Before, During and After Your Trip

By Beth Marshall, Academic Travel Adviser and ACIS group leader since 1995 – trip #15 under her belt and counting! As I reflect on the trip I recently lead this ...

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ACIS Staff Travel Spotlight: Liz Tyrrell in the Greek Isles

Liz Tyrrell is the Regional Director of International Programs, Chicago, and has been with ACIS for 13 years! She loves to travel and be active outdoors – hiking, swimming, kayaking, you ...

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4th of July Celebrations Across the USA

When you think of celebrating America’s birthday you probably think of fireworks, cookouts, diving into a pool on a hot Summer day and time with family and friends. But this ...

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Traveling Next Year? Save Up This Summer!

If you’re traveling on an ACIS educational tour in the next year, there is no time like the present to start saving up! In this post we’ve put together some ...

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Teacher Spotlight: Deanna C.

This week’s group leader spotlight goes to Deanna, who has been teaching in Oregon for 24 years. ACIS isn’t the first educational travel company she’s gone with, but after seeing ...

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Project-Based Learning in Educational Travel

What is Project-Based Learning? Project-Based Learning is a dynamic classroom approach designed to engage students in the investigation of authentic problems. In grappling with real-world issues, students bridge the gap ...

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Cultural Connections: Dining With Locals

Every pocket of the world has its own unique food traditions, which includes the way people gather to eat. Certain cultures focus on quick bites, while others have dinners lasting ...

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ACIS Staff Travel Spotlight: Jeannie on The Big Island

You probably won’t surprised to learn that ACIS team members REALLY love to travel and that we take every chance in our personal lives to explore different parts of the ...

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Youth Leadership in the Dominican: A Q&A With Group Leader Jon Kaptcianos

Since 2017, ACIS Group Leader Jon Kaptcianos has been bringing students to the Dominican Republic as part of a Youth Leadership itinerary. The number of students has increased from year ...

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4 Myths About Domestic Educational Travel Debunked

In our conversations with teachers, we’ve discovered that there are a few common misconceptions about domestic educational travel. From the group size needed to have a private tour, to deadline ...

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