The Meaning of Educational Travel for Teens: What Research Tells Us

Presented by: Carrie A. Olson, PhD, Researcher and Teacher, West Leadership Academy, Denver Public Schools; with Carylann Assante, CAE, Executive Director of SYTA and the SYTA Youth Foundation
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Are you looking for data and findings to support educational travel programs at your school? In this edWebinar, Dr. Carrie Olson presented a research study that compares the academic achievement and school engagement of students who traveled with those who didn’t over a seven-year period. Dr. Olson also shared highlights from interviews with nine students and chaperones to shed more light on the meaning of educational travel.

Viewers will come away with:

  • An understanding of the data behind the positive impact of travel on students
  • Ideas for applying this data to support travel programs for your own students
  • Stories from students who have experienced travel and what they learned
  • Strategies for developing a similar program for your own students

After Dr. Olson’s presentation, Carylann Assante shared information on scholarship opportunities for providing access to travel experiences to young people that would not be possible otherwise due to family hardship or budget cuts in school systems.