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Fall Excursion: Athens & Prague
October 20 - October 24 Free
Annually, all students at AIS-Salzburg are invited to join us on the fall excursion to a destination to be announced in Europe. The costs, other than lunch each day, is covered fully by tuition for all students.
Excursions provide an excellent opportunity to broaden student perspective and knowledge through travel while enjoying foreign destinations with your school friends and staff members (see video). Organized and led by the members of the school’s resident-care staff, the trips include sightseeing of important sites including museums, galleries, and places of historical importance, as well as a modicum of free time and pleasurable activity. We also try to integrate physical activity into the various excursions although a great deal of walking will be necessary at any rate.
We are pleased to announce that the 2021 Fall Excursion will be a roll-over from the plans we had in 2020 that were distrupted by the pandemic. The primary 5-day trip will be to the beautiful city of Prague in the Czech Republic. We will also, however, be offering a five-day excursion to Athens and Delphi, with emphasis on ancient Classical Greek culture. As this trip will involve a flight from Salzburg to Athens as well as travel within Greece, we will be charging an extra €200 for this trip and will soon begin requesting commitments from our students.
To better accommodate all of our students, we have also decided to move the Junior Community Service Trip to earlier in the school year. Therefore, all of our students will have the opportunity to enjoy one of these two exciting excursions and the 11th graders can continue to provide the community service required by our program. We’ll have the finalized dates as of mid-July and announce these to the community.
The excursion to Prague will include stops at the Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, St. Vitus Cathedral, Národní Muzeum, Museum Of Communism, and the Church of Our Lady before Týn. Students will choose from a number of daily activities ranging from Theatre performances to Water World at the Aqua Palace. On the return from Prague, we will spend a day visiting Český Krumlov and it’s historical city center known for it’s well-preserved Renaissance, Gothic and Baroque architecture.