Foreign language students to take a tour of Europe

by Taylor Spooner
Kaneland Krier Reporter

On March 22, 45 Kaneland High School students will fly to Milan for a nine-day trip to experience other countries and cultures.

With help from Educational Tours, students will be on a trip not offered at many schools. Joining the students are six faculty members: Renee Grisch, Nicole Madison, Heather Spaetzel, Mark Meyer and Kenneth Dentino. Even the teachers are getting ready for the fun.

“I am looking forward to seeing the coastline. I love the water and hope to see how the coast varies from country to country. I am also most looking forward to seeing Barcelona so I can share my experiences with my Spanish students. It is a city steeped in history,” Spanish teacher Heather Spaetzel said.

This is a great opportunity for students because it allows them to expand on culture and knowledge.

“It’s going to be great; I’m really excited to go,” sophomore Meredith McCaffrey said.

“This will be the first time I’ve crossed an ocean, so I’m very excited,” math teacher Kenneth Dentino said.

The price of the trip is about $2,000, which includes meals, flight, all transportation, rooming, sightseeing tours and a 24/7 tour guide. The students will see the Monaco Cathedral, the Prince’s Palace, Old Town Nice and many other historical sights.

This year’s trip has been filled to capacity, but there will be another chance in 2014 when the next trip departs.

“There are a number of things that make me excited. Mainly the students’ reactions when they experience the culture, the people and the geography. I’ll get to know the students outside of a classroom setting,” English teacher Nicole Madison said.