Educational International Travel Opportunities

As our world becomes increasingly interconnected, it is critical for our students to become more culturally aware, explore new ideas and grow their potential. Students who partake in educational international travel opportunities grow their social skills, connect to their studies outside of the classroom; and set themselves apart when applying to college and their future careers.  The following travel opportunities are currently available.  Students who are interested in participating in any travel opportunity must complete the Intent to Participate Form for each trip.

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL FOR 2020

IV GIMNAZIJA, CROATIA – CCCHS EXCHANGE PROGRAM
The exchange between the IV Gimnazjia School in Zagreb, Croatia and CCC has been in existence since 2002. The IV Gimnazjia is a public high school specializing in languages with all of the participants speaking English exceptionally well. The exchange is designed to provide an opportunity for the visiting Croatian student to experience “life in American culture.” In turn, when CCC students visit Croatia they have the opportunity to experience “life in Croatian culture and history” and learn what day-to-day life is like in another country. Many of our students who have hosted a Croatian student have in turn been hosted by that same student during our annual visit there.

The following opportunities are annually available for this exchange:

HOSTING: Croatians students typically visit us in November of each year and stay with CCC host families. Parents Involvement Hours may be awarded for hosting a Croatian student.

The only requirement for hosting a Croatian student is the willingness to accept them into your home and family routine(s) for the time they are here. Typically, they arrive on Saturday evening and the weekend is spent getting to know their host family. Families will be able to plan activities for the remainder of the weekend; it doesn’t need to be out of the ordinary from your weekend life. The school will plan an itinerary of events for the week they visit. Some days they will be in school and will shadow their host student, some days they will be doing an activity (visiting local government offices, touring local museums, Busch Gardens, things of that nature). Most of the activities take place during the school day.   Students who are interested in participating in any travel opportunity must complete the Croatia Intent to Participate form available by emailing Ms Maureen Denison, mdenison@ccchs.org.

VISITING: CCC students typically travel to Croatia in March of each year and stay with Croatian host families (often with those students who had visited CCC the previous November). Students interested in traveling to Croatia in March 2020 should contact Ms Maureen Denison in the administration offices or at mdenison@ccchs.org or (727) 531-1449.


The following are trips offered through WorldStrides for 2020:

COSTA RICA “PURA VIDA!”
June 8 – 16, 2020
Last day for reduced fee is Dec. 19, 2019

Available to students who will be in grades 9, 10 & 11 for the 2019-2020 school year.

Join us on this once‐in‐a‐lifetime educational adventure, “Pura Vida!”, in Costa Rica. Students will explore important historic sites, discover the diversity and heritage of different cultures, and return home with a newfound global perspective. An immersive Spanish language experience, this trip offers students additional support on payment plans, financial assistance and an opportunity to earn three (3) college credits at no additional cost.

Click for itinerary and registration details or visit educationaltravel.com/Garza-6174. Enter code Travel2U for discount. Contact: Mr. Enrique Garza, (727) 531-1449 or egarza@ccchs.org.

EUROPE 2021 – LONDON TO BAVARIA
(London, Paris, Switzerland, Germany)
June 2021 (10 days)
Open to current sophomores and current and incoming freshmen (classes of ’22, ’23 & ’24)

Students will visit London, Paris, Versailles, Lausanne, Lucerne, Zurich, Neuschwanstein and Munich exploring important historic sites, discovering the diversity and heritage of different cultures, and returning home with a newfound global perspective. This trip offers students additional support on payment plans, financial assistance and an opportunity to earn three (3) college credits at no additional cost.

MEETING FOR INTERESTED PARENTS AND STUDENTS
Thursday, Dec. 5 @ 6:30pm in the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI)
Your opportunity to learn more about costs, payment plans, financial aid, trip itinerary and the benefits of travel through WorldStrides* with CCC faculty/staff chaperones. Contact: Beth Lani, (727) 531-1449 or blani@ccchs.org

WORLDSTRIDES
We’ve chosen to travel with WorldStrides because of their exceptional service, their glowing reviews from other teachers in our community, and their strong safety record. Their programs offer the perfect mixture of fun and learning while providing everything we need for the trip of a lifetime!

WORLDSTRIDES INFORMATIONAL VIDEO

•DISCLAIMER All WorldStrides tours are events organized and operated by  WorldStrides (Tour Operator) who will be responsible for the event. The event is not sponsored by or endorsed by the Diocese of St. Petersburg or by Clearwater Central Catholic High School, Inc., and therefore neither the Diocese nor the school are responsible for any aspect of the trip.  The role of the school in helping promote the event should not be deemed as an endorsement or a representation of any kind as to the event.  Participants should satisfy themselves as to the nature of the event and the safety of all travel arrangements to be made by the Tour Operator. Any questions should be directed to the Tour Operator.