Educational travel opportunities for high school students

Opportunities to have an educational experience abroad are still available for students at Bethlehem Central High School. The high school’s travel partnership with EF Tours is ongoing and trips are scheduled to depart beginning this summer. 

Many BC students and families have valuable EF vouchers from trips that were canceled or postponed due to COVID-related protocols over the past two years. Whether you are the family of a student who has an existing voucher for travel with EF Tours or if you are considering one of these trips for the first time, information on how to participate in one of these scheduled tours can be found below.

Valid travel vouchers can be applied toward the cost of any one of the following trips, or they can be used for any EF tour (including those that are not school-sponsored). If you have a voucher and want to explore other EF trips, in addition to those listed below, please visit the EF Tours website or contact EF Traveler Support at 800-665-5364. If you choose not to re-enroll your child on one of the trips below, vouchers can also be transferred to someone else, a family member, friend, or another person on another one of these scheduled trips.

The total cost of each trip is noted below. There are also important dates, deadlines and discounts you will want to be aware of. 

Summer 2022 

France and Spain (10 days) – July 2022

  • Cost: $4,185
  • Departs: July 11, 2022 (approx.)
  • Returns: July 21, 2022
  • Enroll here: www.eftours.com/2451286ZS
  • Deadline to enroll: March 24, 2022

Voucher note: Vouchers from any postponed/canceled trip can be used to defray the cost of this trip or any other EF Tour. To use your voucher for this trip, please contact EF Traveler Support at 800-665-5364 and use tour number 2451286ZS. If you want to transfer a voucher to someone else, please contact Mr. Petraccione at npetraccione@bethlehemschools.org.

Costa Rica (10 days) – July/August 2022

  • Cost: $3,260
  • Departs: Exact date TBD (between July 26-Aug 2)
  • Returns: TBD (on or before August 12,,2022)
  • Enroll here: www.eftours.com/tour-website/2526889HU
  • Deadline to enroll: April 13, 2022

Voucher note: This is a trip that was rescheduled from Feb. 2022. Enrollment from that trip will not automatically be carried over. Vouchers from any postponed/canceled trip can be used to defray the cost of this trip or any other EF Tour. To use your voucher for this trip, please contact EF Traveler Support at 800-665-5364 and use tour number 2526889HU. If you want to transfer a voucher to someone else, please contact Mr. Petraccione at npetraccione@bethlehemschools.org.

Summer 2023 

Galapagos Islands (9 days) – June/July 2023

Mr. Jason Greco (BCHS Social Studies teacher) will be the group leader for this trip. travelschool518@gmail.com 

  • Cost: $4,355
  • Departs: June 28, 2023 (approx.)
  • Returns: July 6, 2023 (approx.)
  • Enroll here: www.eftours.com/2517140JH
  • Deadline to enroll: TBD

Voucher note: Vouchers from any postponed/canceled trip can be used to defray the cost of this trip or any other EF Tour. To use your voucher for this trip, please contact EF Traveler Support at 800-665-5364 and use tour number 2514140JH. If you want to transfer a voucher to someone else, please contact Mr. Petraccione at npetraccione@bethlehemschools.org.

Beginning in 2022-23, Bethlehem Central High School will no longer sponsor overseas tours for students through EF tours. The advance planning and financial commitment of long-term travel plans against the backdrop of a global pandemic has created too much uncertainty for students, families and staff. When international travel becomes a more reliable pursuit, the school will reconsider offering overseas group travel for students.

If you have any questions regarding the travel opportunities listed above, please contact Mr. Nick Petraccione, K-12 Social Studies Supervisor, at npetraccione@bethlehemschools.org.