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 this opportunity will 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.

IV Gimnaziija, Croatia – CCCHS EXCHANGE Program

The exchange between the IV Gimnazija School in Zagreb, Croatia and CCC has been in existence since 2002. The IV. Gimnazija is a public high school in Zagreb, Croatia specializing in languages. All the participants speak 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 our students visit Croatia they have the opportunity to experience “life in Croatian culture and history” and learn what their day-to-day life is like in a country who became the 28th member of the European Union in 2013. 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 currently available for this exchange:

Hosting: Croatians were visiting CCC November 2018 and stayed with CCC host families. Parents Involvement Hours may be awarded for hosting a Croatian student.

Families who are interested in hosting a Croatian student should contact Ms. Maureen Denison at ext. 315 or by email mdenison@ccchs.org and complete this form.

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 a activities for the reminder 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.

Visiting:

Visiting:
Sophomores & Juniors – Students must submit their Intent Form to participate in travel to Croatia by January 17, 2020. Travel dates to Croatia typically take place in March and may vary depending on flight cost and availability. . Estimated cost to participate is $1,800*. Students are hosted by the Croatian families who participated in the exchange. Students incur no outside expenses other than monies for souvenirs and any other purchases (snacks, airport meals, possible meals when they are out touring, etc.). Please submit your form as soon as possible as we need to begin making travel plans.

A minimum of 10 students are needed to confirm our trip to Croatia.

Students who are interested in participating in the exchange must complete the Croatia International Travel Intent to Participate Form. Click here.

Trips offered through EF Educational Tours:
Sophomores & Freshmen –
•DISCLAIMER All EF Educational Tours are events organized and operated by  EF Educational Tours (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.  Students can also earn credit on tours by creating their own online research projects.  

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL FOR 2020

COSTA RICA “PURA VIDA!” – Summer 2020
June 8 – 16, 2020

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

We are excited to announce that we will lead a group of CCC students on a 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 new found 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.

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, and provide everything we need for the trip of a lifetime!

Click for a sample itinerary. Visit WorldStrides.com/Enroll  to enroll and use Trip ID:  Garza-6174. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Garza at (727) 531‐1449, ext. 308 or EGarza@ccchs.org.Enroll by

Friday, June 21, 2019 with voucher code Travel2U for significant savings off the trip!

INFORMATIONAL VIDEO

EASTERN EUROPE & CHINA – Postponed (possible summer 2021)
Unfortunately, the minimum number of student travelers was not reached for the summer of 2020. Both trips are being considered for the summer of 2021.
Contact Ms Maureen Denison with any questions, mdenison@ccchs.org.