International Travelers Club



Many of my students struggles are due to an opportunity gap.  An opportunity gap that allows families with better educations and opportunities continue to grow and prosper while my students fall further behind.  One way I felt that I could help bridge that gap is to help give students the chance to see the world.  NO ONE can take away experiences you have had.  So I decided to start the International Traveler's Club.  Travel helps open the eyes of the traveler to see that the world is vast and limitless.  We can get caught up in the monotony and hopelessness at times but travel will always break through those roadblocks and give you HOPE!  If you believe in this like I do, please support our never ending fundraising efforts.  

upcoming trips

March 2024- London, Paris and Amsterdam

Register:  Until Nov 7, 2023: 

July 2025- South Korea, Busan


March 2026- Dominican Republic


July 2026- Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai


March 2027- NYC, Paris, London


Benefits of student travel

1. Compassion

Exposure to the problems and perks of other lifestyles helps students see their world in a different way. Having a broad awareness of how other people live and what other cultures prioritize allows a student to think differently about their own lives.

2. Confidence

Living and working for any amount of time in a culture that’s different from home can help prepare students for college in ways more profound than any sleep-away camp or vacation can. Overcoming challenges while traveling help students grow confidence and prepare them for life’s obstacles.

3. Networking

International travel, especially with a group or through a program, provides students with a global network of contacts and references. Plus, instead of relying on others’ opinions, travelers establish perspective, confidence and conviction that make it easier to gain the respect of others.

4. Grit

Traveling away from the comfort of friends, family and familiar surroundings is tough. But doing it shows that a person is interested enough in the rest of the world, and confident enough to venture out and discover other parts of the world. This is a character trait that’s very appealing to colleges and employers.

5. Better academic performance

Research has shown that travel increases gains in academic content knowledge. Traveling while young, of course while fun, is also an important investment to enhance a student’s academic performance in the future.

6. Perspective

Unfamiliarity and separation from home are great incubators for thought. New experiences will question one’s preconceived ideas. This enriching experience challenges students to open their minds regarding food, friends, and basic needs.

7. Individuality

Travel provides experiences to define a person’s place and purpose and establishes lifelong values and priorities. Discovering a new place is also a chance to discover one’s self, without the usual influences of home.

8. Growth & Independence

While away from home and the ease of a regular support system, students have opportunities to see what they are capable of accomplishing by themselves. Traveling allows students to develop themselves in ways that can’t be achieved without stepping outside of their comfort zone.

9. Appreciation

Getting away from home is also a chance to allow a student to realize what they miss most. Experiencing another place and culture is an opportunity to appreciate what they already have and realize the importance of the little things that often go unnoticed.

10. New Friends

Cultural immersion through travel and service programs can also help break down language barriers and open new channels of lifelong communication. Exploring a new place opens doors to establish new friendships and relationships that never would have been acquired without traveling.

What we've done

2014- Barcelona and Madrid- 8 days- 15 Travelers (6 adults, 9 students) EF TOURS

2015- Costa Rica- 10 days- 9 Travelers (4 adults, 5 students) EF TOURS

2018- London, Paris and Rome- 10 days- 6 Travelers (4 adults, 2 students) EXPLORICA

2022- Barcelona, France and Italy- 10 days- 7 Travelers (4 adults, 3 students) EXPLORICA

2023- Costa Rica- 9 days- 4 Travelers (3 adults, 1 child) EXPLORICA


Adult Travelers- 21

Student Travelers- 20 

Monies Raised- $76000

 Where are we going next...

March 2024 - London/Amsterdam/Paris (10 days)

July 2025- South Korea (9 Days)

March 2026- Dominican Republic (8 days) 

July 2026- Dubai and Abu Dhabi (10 days)

July 2027- NYC, Paris, London (11 days)

Adult is defined as anyone 23 or older at the time of the trip.  Anyone can attend these trips from other schools or areas after having a meeting with Mr. Taillie beforehand.  Parents, guardians or other relatives are all welcome.  The more the merrier.

Possible Next Trips:


STEM: Greece, Italy (10 days)

STEM: Greece, Italy, Sorrento (12 days)

STEM: London, West Country (9 days)

STEM: London, West Country, Paris (11 days)

STEM: London, Paris (8 days)

STEM: London, Paris, Amsterdam (10 days)

STEM: Germany, France (9 days)

Paris, Venice, Florence, Rome, Sorrento (11 days)

Paris, Switzerland, Italy (13 days)

Paris, Switzerland, Italy, Sorrento (15 days)

Rome, Venice, Tuscany (9 Days)

Best of France (15 days)

Best of France (17 days)

Best of Greece (9 days)

Best of Greece + Cruise (12 days)

Best of Ireland (9 days)

Best of Ireland, London (11 days)


Bangkok, Northern Thailand (11 days)

Bangkok, Northern Thailand + Hua Hin (13 days)

Best of China (11 days)

Japan Highlights (8 days)

USA/North America

Civil Rights in America (Atlanta, Montgomery, Birmingham) (5 days) Bus Tour March or June/July

Florida (6 Days) March or June/July

Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Park (6 Days) March or June/July

Puerto Rico (6 Days) March or June/July

Washington DC, Philadelphia, NYC (7 Days) March or June/July

Philadelphia, Washington DC (5 Days) March or June/July

Hawaii and Big Island (8 Days) March or June/July

Hawaii (6 days) March or June/July

San Antonio (3 Days) March or June/July

San Francisco (4 Days) March or June/July

San Francisco, Los Angeles (8 days) March or June/July

San Francisco, Los Angeles (6 days) March or June/July

STEM: San Francisco, Los Angeles (8 days) March or June/July

NYC, Paris, London (11 Days) March

NYC, Paris (9 Days) March

New Orleans (5 Days) Bus Tour