Students enrolled at CIP have the option of attending a fun and educational travel program one week a year during the college spring break in March. This year CIP students will diverge across the world to Ireland, Hawaii, Washington D.C. and a Caribbean Cruise!
Students prepare for this trip through a series of class meetings in which they study the language, arts, culture and trip itinerary. Each year an exciting new world destination is chosen and students get a cultural experience they will never forget with staff and their peers.
Part of the spring break experience is participating in community service in the area being visited. Besides assisting those in need, this experience instills leadership and develops character.
Spring break is an excellent opportunity for students to travel and broaden their horizons in a safe, supervised atmosphere.
Whats in Store for 2010?
Spend St. Patrick’s Day on the Emerald Isle, Ireland! Leaving Saturday, March 13th from Logan Airport in Boston and returning Friday, March 19th.
A local guide will take us on a tour of central Dublin, including a visit to historic Dublin Castle. Traveling south through the Galtee Mountains, we’ll visit the famous Blarney Castle. Then head to Killarney. On day 4 we will visit the Ring of Kerry and experience all the breathtaking views. On St. Patrick’s Day we will take a ferry ride across the River Shannon to the Cliffs of Moher. There is much more to experience!
Leaving Orlando airport Saturday, March 27, 2010 and returning Friday April 2, 2010. All day guided tour of Mount Vernonand Arlington Cemetery, Double -Decker bus tour, Lincoln Memorial, White House, National Zoo, The Capital Building, Museum of Natural History, Air ans Space Museum, American Art Museum and Spy Museum. Community service includes set-up, visitor interaction, and site maintenance volunteering at the Cherry Blossom Festival.
Bloomington Center students are going on a four night Western Caribbean trip through the Carnival Cruise Lines! They will be aboard the ship “Carnival Imagination.” The cruise will begin in Miami, Florida then proceed to Key West, Cozumel, and back to Miami. On board, the students will be able to experience the various pools and waterslides, contests and tournaments, lounges and libraries, live entertainment, and much more. On shore, students will be able to go snorkeling, shopping, and exploring Mayan ruins, to name a few. The students are also going to have fundraisers to help offset the cost of the trip—they will also be donating money from their fundraiser to the Bedford Animal Shelter, where the students had fostered kittens from during this past summer.
8 day trip to Honolulu, Hawaii. Experience the beautiful weather, beaches and culture. The Spring Break trip is a CIP tradition affording rich memories, bonding and cultural intrigue. We will fly from SFO to Honolulu on Sunday, April 4, 2010 and return on Sunday, April 11, 2010.