Professional Development and Enrichment

Travel Programs for Educators 

These programs are designed for educators seeking to immerse themselves in order to grow linguistically, culturally, and gain new professional tools.  Each experience is tailored to the specific group.  Join one of our scheduled experiences or create your own!  If you have a group of 12 or more educators we can design a program just for you!

All of our teacher programs include workshops and resources that you can use right away in your classrooms!

All participants in our teacher programs can earn up to 50 hours of continuing education credits or clock hours for certificate renewal!  Additionally, during some of our programs, you can earn up to three graduate credits for an additional fee!

All participants in our programs must be vaccinated against COVID 19.  This is a regulation to enter into the European Union and the other countries where our programs are located.

Educators- Want to travel with us for free?  When you have a group of 10 or more, you get your spot for free!

If you have 6 or more students register for any of our student programs, you also get a spot on any of our programs for free!

Educator Senegal
The LW5S Education Center for Global Learning in Dakar!


June 19-29, 2022- FULL
March 28- April 8, 2023
March 15- 25, 2023
August 1-10, 2023 

 

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Educator Morocco
Decolonize your curriculum and practice intercultural communication!
 
July 1-15, 2022 


 

Join us in Morocco in partnership with GEEO! Wander through kasbahs, spice markets, and cities pulsing with energy on this comprehensive Morocco trip. Climb onto a camel and explore the edge of the Sahara before admiring the views from the heights of the Atlas Mountains. Experience the energy of imperial cities as you explore souks stuffed with exotic wares. Then take a moment to appreciate an amazing adventure as you camp under the stars among some of the world’s largest sand dunes.

What's Included:
  • Pre-travel workshops on Culturally Responsive Teaching, Global Citizenship Education, Decolonizing the Curriculum.
  • Resources you can use in your classroom
  • Tangier guided tour

  • Volubilis Roman ruins guided tour

  • Fes Medina guided tour

  • Sahara Desert excursion with camel ride

  • Todra Gorge stay with walk through local villages

  • Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah visit

  • Mountain Gîte stay with traditional Moroccan meal

  • Marrakech medina guided walk

  • G Adventures Tour Leader throughout and local guides

  • Hotels (13 nts), gîte (1 nt, multi-share)

  • 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners (Allow USD $390-$510 for meals not included)

  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities by private air-con van, camel, walking

  • Professional development certificate

  • 3 Graduate school credits available for an extra fee.

Registration is through our partner program. 

We can book your airfare for an extra fee.  We work exclusively with Delta Airlines.

This journey through Egypt packs in awe-inspiring culture and adventure in eight energetic days. Explore the ancient sites along the Nile and discover the most famous of them all, the Great Pyramid of Giza. Embrace the culture and meet remarkable people as you sample some traditional fare with a Nubian family in a local village. Feel the buzz of vibrant bazaars in Aswan and Luxor, but still manage to relax and watch life unfold as you sail the Nile in a traditional felucca.

What's Included:
  • Pre-travel workshops on Culturally Responsive Teaching, Global Citizenship Education, Decolonizing the Curriculum.
  • Resources you can use in your classroom or your educational setting.
  • Felucca sail to Nubian village with traditional meal and community walk

  • Lunch with a local family in Luxor

  • All entrance fees to included monuments

  • Guided tour of the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx

  • Guided visit of the Egyptian Museum

  • Three-night Nile Cruise

  • Tour of Abu Simbel

  • Tour of Kom Ombo Temple

  • Excursion to the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut, Luxor, and Karnak Temples

  • Visit the Colossi of Memnon

  • Transport between destinations and to/from included activities using private air-conditioned van, felucca, Nile cruise boat, plane, walking

  • 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners – allow $300-$390 USD for meals not included

  • Certified Egyptologist Tour Leader throughout

  • Upgraded hotels (5 nts), Nile cruise boat (3 nts)

  • Airport arrival transfer

  • Professional development certificate

Registration is through our partner program. 

We can book your airfare for an extra fee.  We work exclusively with Delta Airlines.

Globetrotter Educator Egypt
Spend part of your winter break in beautiful and historic Egypt!
Decolonize your curriculum, learn culturally responsive practices, and learn as a family while exploring Egypt!
This trip is FAMILY FRIENDLY!
Ages 6 and over are welcome!

 
December 27, 2022-January 3, 2023



 
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Frequently asked questions

What if I want to go but cannot travel on the determined dates?


For Senegal, as long as we have 10 in a group who want to travel together then we can arrange another trip. For Morocco we just need 6 in a group. If you would like to propose another set of dates, please fill out this form- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIdHKzLUdb_t2LBISN2MquO_0BKNyzJKAgBDreOfPaS1feGQ/viewform?usp=sf_link For France, CAVILAM only holds their teacher training programs in the summer. We can propose dates in August if you would prefer. For all other programs, as long as we have 6, we can run a program.




Can I book my own airfare?


Yes, starting in 2023 adult program participants will be able to book their own airfare. We will continue to offer the option of booking airfare for an additional fee. LW5S Education has a contract with Delta Airlines.




If I have 6 students enroll in student programs, do they all have to enroll in the same program in order for me to travel for free?


No. You can have students enroll in any of our student travel programs in order to travel for free.




Can family members travel with me?


Yes, however, some of our programs will be conducted in French. Certain programs are adults only.




Can we arrive earlier or leave later or earlier than the group?


Everyone must arrive the same day to keep the group together, however, you can extend your dates or leave earlier if needed. If you leave the group at any time, extend your dates, or depart earlier, you do so with the understanding that you may have a difference in airfare that will need to be paid.




What happens if I have to cancel?


We know that things happen, unfortunately we cannot refund anything you have paid. Our travel partners do not refund and therefore we cannot refund. We ask that you be absolutely certain that you would like to travel with us before registering. If for some reason, COVID-19 prevents us from traveling, we will postpone the trip to the following year's dates.




Do you have a minimum and maximum number of participants?


Yes, we must have 3 teachers to travel to Senegal and maximum is 10. We must have 6 to travel to Morocco and maximum is 12. For France there is no minimum. Our maximum for France is 20.




What is the registration timeline?


For Senegal, registration ends on December 15 of each year. For France, registration ends on April 15th of each year.




Can I travel on the teacher program and put my kids in the student program at the same time?


Yes! We have this happen quite often actually! In fact, Elizabeth does this every year!




How often do you run these programs?


These programs are annual. We run them every year, usually around the same dates.




How do you chooose the itinerary and activities?


The itinerary and activities are based on the wants and needs of each group. All of our programs are immersive and mix professional development, with linguistic development, and fun! Once we have our group formed, we send out a series of surveys to participants in order to determine what they are expecting from their experience.




How do you keep us up to date and communicate with us?


We set up a Google Classroom for each group that contains updates, paperwork to fill out, and resources you can use with your students. We also hold live travel meetings via Zoom to keep everyone updated.




Can you arrange special trips for private groups?


Yes! We have done this lots of times! If you have a group of at least 10, we can definitely arrange a trip for you, on the dates that you prefer! We can do this for all of our programs.




Do you have teacher programs for other languages besides French?


Yes! Our Morocco program is in English and is open to all educators. We also have a program in Senegal that is conducted in English that all educators can join. We are currently working on a program in Spain for Spanish teachers which will be coming soon. Additionally, all of our Globetrotter Programs are open to educators and conducted in English.




I would like to partner with LW5S for an International Program- Who do I contact?


Great! We love new partnerships! Contact Elizabeth at lw5s@bvwla.com




Can teachers living outside of the United States participate in your travel programs?


Yes! Absolutely! We welcome anyone from all over the world!




Is Senegal Safe?


YES! Senegal is well known for being the safest country in Africa! Senegal is a country that has relatively low levels of crime and disease and its population is renowned for its generosity! Senegal enjoys a stable democracy and religious harmony amongst its citizens. They are known as being the nation of "Teranga" which means "hospitality" in the Wolof language.




Will you have other programs in the future?


Yes! We are constantly seeking new programs and partnerships. If there is a country you would like to see us offer, please e-mail Elizabeth at lw5s@bvwla.com!




Is Morocco safe?


YES! Morocco is very safe and we are with a guide the entire time!




What happens if the program doesn't meet the minimum number of participants?


If we do not meet the minimum number of participants for a program, you will have the option to move to another program or travel the following year.




Do you offer travel insurance?


We do not offer travel insurance as part of the cost of our programs, however we do suggest Volunteer Card Volunteer card is inexpensive and lasts up to one year and can be used on multiple trips depending on the plan you choose. It also provides meals to refugee children around the world. This is also the insurance plan recommended by our travel partner GEEO.




Can I put together a group of other teachers instead of students and still travel for free?


YES! As long as you have a group of 6 others (7 including yourself) you will get a complimentary travel spot!




Is vaccination against Covid-19 a requirement?


Yes, the countries where our programs are located require vaccination against Covid-19 for all travelers. This is also our policy at LW5S Education to ensure the safety and health of our participants and our staff.