2022 Trip Information

  • GCA  Italy & Greece Trip

    March 4, 2022 - March 13, 2022

    Dear future travelers, 

    Mrs. Kalkman is pleased to announce the 2022 GCA Trip to Italy and Greece.  This school field trip is offered to students who will be enrolled at GCA as a 10th or 11th grade student during the 2021-22 school year and their immediate parent only.   We will explore famous historic sites, discover the rich heritage and diversity of different cultures and experience the places we've studied in school. Students will grow and mature as individuals and return home with a whole new worldview. 

    We have chosen to travel with Explorica because of their exceptional safety record, their supportive service and their glowing reviews from other teachers in our community who travel with them. GCA travelled with them last year and it was a very successful trip. Explorica programs offer the perfect mixture of fun and learning, and they provide everything we need. 

    Please read the trip documents and feel free to email me if you have any questions.

    Don't delay your decision. Spots on this trip will fill extremely quickly. The deadline for enrolling at this price is Tuesday, April 25, 2021.  

    Tour investment:

    Students (travelers under the age of 23): $3,515 

    Parents: $4,025 

    This price reflects savings of $150 scholarship. Sign up by 3/25/2021 and enter code Italy&Greece in order to take advantage of this limited-time offer.

    **Prices increase 3/25/2021

    Directions for registering for the trip for both student and adult:

    1. Go to the following website:

    https://www.explorica.com/My-Account/My-Tours/TourCenter.aspx

    The following tour should show up:  explorica.com/Kalkman‐5430 

    Otherwise use this link: https://www.explorica.com/sign-up.aspx and type in tour Kalkman-5430

    Link to the Waiting List 

    Add your name here if the trip is full when you go to register.

    There is a chance we will have enough people for a third bus.

    1. Complete the registration information.  Take care to type in your name EXACTLY as it shows on your passport or birth certificate.
    2. Choose your payment options.  Remember that this payment plan must be followed or fees will be assessed.  We cannot guarantee tax credit payments will arrive in time for your personalized payment plan, but Explorica will reimburse you for any overpayment which may result from tax credit payments.
    3. If you register before 4/25/21 be sure to add the discount code Italy&Greece in order to receive the $150 savings.
    4. If you have any issues with registration, please contact Explorica directly and they will be happy to help.    1.888.310.7121

    Resources:

    Video Introduction of the Trip 

     

    Italy Greece Parent Meeting Slides

     

    ​​​Points to Consider Before Registering for the GCA Italy and Greece Trip

     

    ​​Link to the Waiting List (add your name here if the trip is full when you go to register)

     

    Italy & Greece Trip Brochure.pdf

     

    Tax Credit Filing Deadline Schedule 

    GCA Tax Credit Tracking Form.doc

    Gilbert Public Schools Tax Credit Information

     

    Gilbert Public Schools Secondary Tax Credit Form

     

    Responsibilities of Chaperones

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    Explorica Travel Protection Policy Information

     

    Explorica’s Response to 2022 COVID-19 Issues on Trip

     

    18.01SampleHotels.pdf

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    18.01SampleMenus.pdf

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Trip Information

Last Modified on February 9, 2021