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PRINCETON-COLMAR EXCHANGE
Hosting:
Saturday October 11 to
Monday October 20, 2014
Travelling:
Friday October 31 to
Sunday November 9, 2014
Princeton’s
Sister City
• Princeton-Colmar Sister City Association
Princeton and Colmar have been sister cities
or ‘jumelles’ since 1987.
• The exchange between Princeton High School
and the Lycée Bartholdi has existed since
1989.
WHY TAKE
AN EDUCATIONAL TOUR?
• Brings the classroom alive with “hands-on”
experience with the language & culture
• It develops heightened interest in learning
• Students gain valuable life skills through
independent exploration
• Opens acceptance to other cultures
& ways of life
• Reinforces lessons taught
• Great enhancement on college applications
& resumes
• Most important of all, it’s
fun!
USA: 1-800-304-9446
CAN: 1-800-657-7754
[email protected]
HOSTING
Schedule
Saturday 10/11
Arrive in the
evening
Sunday 10/12
* Day with the
family
Monday 10/13
* Morning in
school
* Afternoon
tour of town
* Evening with
family
Sunday 10/19
* With the
family
* Possible
organized
events
Monday 10/20
* Drop off at
school
* Depart from
PHS
Tuesday 10/14
* Day trip to
Manhattan
Weds 10/15
* Full day in
school
* Evening with
family
Thurs 10/16
* Day trip to
Manhattan
Friday 10/17
* Day trip to
Philadelphia
* Possible
organized
events
Saturday 10/18
* With the
family
* Possible
organized
events
HOSTING
Goals
Activities
• Go beyond a simple visit
as a tourist
• See their American
history class come alive
• Create connections with
our sister city
• Practice English/French
• Create lasting
friendships
• See what life is like for us
• See what school is like for
us
• Day/weekend trips to see
things that they might
enjoy
• Trying ‘American’ food
• Getting together for
group activities
TRAVELING 2012
schedule
October-November 2014
Sunday 11/2
Paris
Monday 11/3
Paris
Sunday 11/9 Monday
Depart Zurich 11/10
UA 135
10:20am
Arrive
Newark
1:45 pm
Tuesday 11/4
Arrive in
Colmar
Wednesday
11/5
Classes and
walking tour
of Colmar
Thursday
11/6
Strasburg
Friday 10/31
Depart
Newark
UA 904
5:55pm
Friday 11/7
Turckheim
Saturday
11/1
Arrive Paris
CDG
6:35am
Saturday
11/8
With family
TRAVELING
« goals »
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See the sights of Paris
Go beyond a simple visit as a tourist
See their French class come alive
Create connections with our sister city
Create lasting friendships
Practice English/French
TRAVELING
Activities
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See what life is like for them
See what school is like for them
Day/weekend trips of interest
Trying French/Alsacian food
Getting together for group activities
PRICE INFORMATION
• PRICE PER PERSON
• 30 + participants
Twin room $120
Single room $240
Activity fee $50
$ 2376
PAYMENT SCHEDULE
(max 1 bus)
• 25 to 29 participants
• 20 to 24 participants
• 15 to 19 participants
$ 2405
$ 2449
$ 2522
• Register and pay online with
Prometour.
• Very easy and convenient.
• Portal will be opened on March 11
pending official PPS BOE approval.
USA: 1-800-304-9446
ADULT SUPPLEMENTS
CAN: 1-800-657-7754
$500 by March 15, 2014
$1000 by May 1, 2014
Balance by
August 1, 2014
[email protected]
PRICE INCLUDES
• Roundtrip airfare* (Newark / Paris // Zurich /
Newark)
• Associated transportation costs while in Europe
• 3 nights multiple occupancy (3/4 per room with
private bath) in quality hotels
• 3 Breakfasts / 3 Dinners (includes one beverage
and a vegetarian option)
• All cultural and aforementioned visits, activities,
tours and admissions
• Service of a dynamic professional bilingual
Prométour Tour Director with the group 24 hours
a day in Paris
• Transfer guide from Colmar to Zurich
• Departure taxes and Airline fuel surcharges at
time of ticket purchase ($699)
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Portion of the trip spent in Colmar
• Meals not mentioned above
• Recommended tips for your
Prométour Tour Director 3 Euro per
day, per person
• Recommended tips for your Bus
Driver (s) 1 Euro per day, per person
• Personal spending money
• Airline fuel surcharge increases
• Applicable airline baggage
Please let me
know if you
are willing to
serve on a
fundraising
committee.
TRAVELING
Considerations
• PASSPORT! (visa if not a US passport)
• Money (Tips, transportation for trips around
Colmar, spending money, lunch) (fundraising)
• Credit card (check international rates and
charges, tell the company when you’re travelling)
• Phone (Is your phone international? How much
are calls and texts?)
• Behavior (School rules apply)
• ‘Hostess’ gift
Travel INSURANCE PACKAGE
• OPTION A: Basic Group Program INCLUDED
Emergency Medical and Cancellation
• OPTION B: Individual Deluxe Upgrade
Basic Package + additional benefit and higher
coverage add $50 per person
• OPTION C: Individual Ultimate Upgrade
*Ultimate Program is not eligible for NY, PA & WA State residents
***Cost of an Insurance Upgrade must be paid at the same time as the initial deposit
Travel Insurance Package is supplied by Travel Guard
Please refer to the supplied Quick Chart for more information
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
• A passport is the only reliable & universally accepted travel
/ identification document available for the purpose of
travel. (Visa if not a US passport)
• Group Leaders should carry a “School Letter” printed on
school letterhead, a copy of the Participant List, a copy of
all Reservation Forms and a Parental/Legal Guardian Travel
Consent Form for all participants.
• Entry Requirement for minors (under 18 years old): in
addition to a valid passport & any applicable visas they
should have a signed Parental/Legal Guardian Travel
Consent Form.
Other details
• How are the ‘correspondents’ chosen?
– The Colmarians send letters of introduction and
we choose based on perceived compatibility.
• What if there are too many interested
students?
– There is space for 39 students this year.
– Priority will be given to students who can
participate in both parts of the exchange.
– Priority will be given to rising seniors and juniors.
MEET YOUR TOUR
PROJECT MANAGER
Steve O’Neill is the Senior Project
Manager at Prométour. Originally
from Quebec City, but now living in
Montreal.
He will bring a wealth of knowledge
to the development of your sojourns,
and is always looking to enhance the
safety, security and educational
benefit of your tour.
USA: 1-800-304-9446
CAN: 1-800-657-7754
[email protected]

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