Summit Academy STUDENT ABROAD PROGRAM
Summit Academy High School
Summit Academy Student Abroad Program
Welcome to the Summit Academy Student Abroad Program's Home Page. Over the past five years we have traveled to France, Italy (twice), Greece and a six-country WW II Tour. The students, family members and Summit Alumni have enjoyed the experience immensely. We recently have created a facebook page, THE SUMMIT ACADEMY STUDENT ABROAD PROGRAM. We have uploaded several pictures from the 2012 trip to Italy with an extended stay in Rome and stops including Pompeii, Sicily, Anzio, Naples and Monte Casino.
The 2013 trip to Italy and Greece is now full. We will leave on March 27th and returning on April 8th.
WW II TOUR 2014
The 2014 World War II Tour has a total of 50 spots available. We currently have 38 people enrolled. Please feel free to contact me for more information.
Students, family members and friends may now enroll for the 2014 WW II Tour:
www.eftours.com or call 1-877-205-9909
Tour # 1245890
We flew to London and after a long flight the group enjoyed stretching their legs on a famous 'Jack the Ripper' walking tour. The next day we turned off the tele and took a walking tour of London. After some fish and chips we were off to The Royal Military Museum. One of the great museums in the world was home to many remains of WW II including planes, artillery pieces, a great WW I trench exhibit and so much more. Afterwards we were off to Churchill's War Rooms. This museum was home to Winston Churchill and is now an amazingly technological advanced museum. As you move to the War Rooms you see the original maps used to plan the war from this underground bunker. You see where he slept and ate and where he gave his very famous speeches. It was a great start to an amazing trip.
The next evening we sailed across the English Channel to Normandy and spent the next two days in the Normandy region. We visited the American Cemetery at Colleville the final resting place of over 9,000 WW II vets. It was a very moving experience. We also stopped at Pointe du Hoc, Le Cambre ( the final resting place of 24,000 Germans), and a couple of very nice villages on the French coast.
Over the next nine days we also visit Bastogne, Belgium, Arnhem and Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Paris, France and Munich, Germany. Sites include the Anne Frank House, the Arnhem Bridge, the Ardennes Forest, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, Dachau Concentration Camp and Hitler's Eagles Nest. You can take a look at the pictures from our 2011 WW II Tour and read more about the experience by clicking on the WWII TOUR 2011 button.
It was truly amazing and the 2014 tour will include most of these stops and a few new ones as well.
If you have any questions about our program, please email me at email@example.com
or call 313 615 4653.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MR. HOKE
My name is Mr. Hoke, it has been my pleasure to travel to Europe with Summit students, Summit Alumni and family members. We have had many memorable experiences over the past five years.
I was lucky to travel around the world at a very young age. When I returned to school to become a teacher I vowed to share the experience with students. A student can learn about the ancient world in a text, but if given the opportunity they actually can be immersed in the ancient world when they visit Pompeii. A student can listen to a lecture on Alexander the Great and Aristotle's encounter or they can enter the caves and see where they met in northern Greece. It is truly a remarkable history lesson.
The groups have had so much fun over the past five years. The first year we traveled, it was Jessica Ashley's 'Sweet Sixteenth' birthday and she had always dreamed of that day being celebrated at the top of the Eiffel Tower. It was really nice to be a part of that night. She was so happy and the group celebrated with her. To top it all off, her mom, Glenda, was there as well. Two years ago, we rented a Mercedes in Germany and took Austin Lewandowski, a Cancer survivor on a ride on the Autobahn fulfilling a life-long dream.
We attended professional soccer games in Caen, Paris and Rome. Each time the group enjoyed the game and it was a very cultural experience. In Paris and Rome we attended cooking schools; the group loved this event both times, In Greece we traveled to a tiny village in northern Greece. There we saw a true Greek festival. It was a very unique experience. In Munich, we had dinner at the world famous Hofrbrahaus where we were treated to traditional Bavarian music and dancing.
In 2012 many students played a soccer game in a park in Syracusa, Sicily, Italy. All 2012 travelers will attest that one must have a gelato everyday when in Italy. The group enjoyed a professional futbol game at the Olympic Stadium.
The historical sites we've encountered have been amazing. We have visited the Beaches of Normandy, the Ardennes Forest, the archaeological site of Pompeii, ancient Syracusa, Sicily, the Concentration Camp at Dachau, The Palace of Versailles, Pella and Vergina (home of Alexander the Great), the Acropolis, the Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum and Forum in Rome, Hitler's Eagles Nest, Toarmina and much more.
In 2013 we will return to Italy & Greece. In 2014, we will embark on a WW II Tour.
Thank you for your interest,
Brion Hoke, Director, SA Student Abroad Program
This spot in Place de la Concorde, Paris, France is where King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were sent to the guillotine. During the Revolution - this square was known as Place de la Revolution.
For more information:
313 615 4653
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