The ALJ History Club has announced their international trips for 2018. In June, immediately after school ends, travelers will head for Dublin, Ireland, and London, England. The trip is open to any ALJ student in good academic and disciplinary standing, subject to review.
This trip will begin with an exploration of Dublin’s greatest treasures including the General Post Office, seized during the 1916 Easter Rising, the Dail (Irish Parliament), Phoenix Park, O'Connell Street, and Trinity College. Travelers will admire the richly illustrated Book of Kells in the Old Library of Trinity College, one of Ireland’s greatest treasures. They will also participate in a number of cultural events including learning Irish dances.
After Dublin and a short flight to London, travelers will visit Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, and Buckingham Palace. Individuals will also have the ability to visit some of London's best museums including the British Museum, where they can view many treasures including the Rosetta Stone. This will be followed by two full day excursions. The first will be to Stratford Upon Avon and the birthplace of Shakespeare. The second, which takes place on the last day of the trip, will visit Stongehenge and the region around it. Travelers will also have an option to take in a “Broadway” play while in London.
Mr. Reyes, the leader of the international trips, explained why he uses Worldstrides, the company that organizes the trips. “They provide us with excellent hotels, meals and activities. I have never waited in line for anything with them.” The video link in this story provides a glimpse of how Worldstrides cares for its travelers.
Students and parents wishing to learn more about this trip should attend an informational meeting on Decem ber 1st at 7 pm in Room #30 at Brewer School.