2021 Montessori School of Evergreen France Program

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2021 Montessori School of Evergreen France Program!  We have created two webpages dedicated to this once in a lifetime experience so that travelers are as informed as possible throughout the process. This first page, the Pre-Enrollment page, is meant to share exciting details, highlights, and pertinent info, that participants will want to know before enrolling. Once enrolled, the Post-Enrollment page is intended to prepare travelers for participation on the adventure ahead. Please be sure to review the information on the appropriate page thoroughly and get excited for France!!
Travel Dates: March 9, 2021 - March 17, 2021
Group Organizer(s):
WTT Contact:
Program Tuition: $3,090 USD - or - $2,990 USD with discount if paid in full
Airfare not included in program tuition
Confirmed Airfare: $1,057
Deadline(s): Enrollment deadline forthcoming

Tuition Calculator

There are two options for payment, including an easy installment plan.  Follow the option which works best for your family.

Program Tuition: $3,090

Pay in Full

Pay in full at the time of enrollment and receive a $100 discount off your program tuition! Payment with the discount would be:

$2,990.00

due today

Payment Plan

Pay a $500 deposit at the time of enrollment and establish a monthly payment plan. If you enroll today, your estimated* monthly payments would be:

$863.34

per month

* This is an approximate price. Your exact total will be confirmed by the Admissions Team upon enrollment.

All prices in United States Dollars.

France Cultural Journey

From the City of Lights, to beautiful Mediterranean towns, to small villages tucked between picturesque vineyards, to campgrounds in the rugged Pyrenees, France is a country with an enriching adventure for every kind of traveler. With one of the most influential, distinct, and celebrated cultures in the world – combined with a history richer than its famous food – France is a magnificent destination to consider. Our programs will immerse travelers in the French language and introduce them to wonders of France!

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys provide deep insight into the history, culture, and natural heritage of our host countries through authentic immersive experiences. Students will explore ancient ruins, sample new foods, and develop valuable leadership skills.

Program Highlights


Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!

Explore the Palace of Versailles, one of the most opulent places in the world

Window shop on the Champs-Élysées

Visit Normandy's American cemetery

Visit the Eiffel Tower and other iconic sites

Visit the Arc de Triomphe, the Pantheon, the Louvre and more!

The Itinerary


We work hard to create safe, engaging, and immersive itineraries for our travelers, but given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but if inclement weather pushes us off course or an unexpected opportunity arises which travelers are excited about, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group. 

DayLocationDescriptionLodging
March 12Denver - Paris, FranceToday we catch our airplane from Denver, CO to Paris, France! Airplane
March 13ParisToday we arrive in one of the most enchanting cities on earth! You'll meet your leader at the airport before heading to our local hotel to settle in, grab some food and have a short orientation meeting. We'll spend the remainder of the day the Montmartre District including the incredible Sacre Coeur. Dinner near out hotel. Fiap Jean Monnet
March 14ParisIn the morning we'll visit the Louvre and you will have your chance to see the Mona Lisa, Winged Victory and many other amazing works of art. After the Louvre we will walk to the gardens of the Palais Royal and eat our picnic lunches. From there, we will walk up to the Opera and admire the beautiful Palais Garnier. We'll pop up to Galeries Lafayette to admire the stained glass ceiling in the classic department store. Next, we'll walk on to see the Madeleine, the famous neoclassical Roman Catholic church. We'll stop for well-earned Laduree macarons, classic French treats, for our afternoon snack. We'll head back to our lodgings and have some time to rest before we head out again for dinner in the neighborhood. Fiap Jean Monnet
March 15ParisToday we will take the RER just outside of Paris to see the palace of Versailles , one of the most opulent palaces in the world, with gardens equally as beautiful. We'll enjoy a nice picnic in the gardens and you'll also get the chance to visit the historic Hall of Mirrors - the treaty of Versailles was signed here, ending World War I. We'll take the RER back into Paris and head back towards our accommodations to eat dinner.Fiap Jean Monnet
March 16Normandy ( Bayeux)We'll have an early breakfast in Paris and then we'll hop on a train to Bayeux, drop our bags at our hotel, and head to the Bayeux Tapestry museum and then have a leisurely lunch. From there we'll be off on our guided bike tour for the afternoon to see the American Cemetery and Omaha Beach. Once back we'll have time to take a rest at the hotel before we have dinner. Tonight we'll sleep in the center of historic Bayeux. Hotel in Bayeux
March 17Normandy-Brittany (Bayeux, St. Malo)We'll have a later rise this morning to recup from yesterday's adventures and a leisurely breakfast at our hotel, then we'll take off on a bus to visit a cheese farm to learn about the artisanal cheese-making process and do a tasting. We'll have a picnic lunch at the farm then we'll get back on the bus and head over to see a panoramic view of Mont St Michel (in anticipation of our visit tomorrow!), and then on to St Malo where we'll walk around the old town, have dinner and get a good night's sleep. Hotel in St. Malo
March 18Brittany (St. Malo)We'll be up again for an early morning, have breakfast, then bus off to Mont St Michel to see the famous Abbey! We'll return to St Malo in the late afternoon, have dinner in the quaint old town again and head back to our lodgings for a good night's rest.Hotel in St. Malo
March 19ParisToday we'll be up again bright and early for a quick breakfast on the go and our train to Paris. On arrival we'll drop our bags and then off to the Arenes de Lutece, the Pantheon and a picnic lunch in the Jardin des plantes. In the afternoon we'll walk around the neighborhood and have a stop at the Grand Mosque for tea. We'll have just enough time to get back to the hotel for a bit to rest before we head out for the evening to enjoy the hubbub of the Rue Mouffetard where we will have a typical brasserie dinner for our last meal together and finally a night boat ride along the Seine to sum it all up! Hotel in Paris
March 20Paris - USAToday we will head to the airport for the flight home. Bon Voyage!Home

Accommodations


In order to provide a safe and memorable experience for travelers, we follow strict guidelines when choosing our accommodations. Walking Tree partners with locally-operated, three-star equivalent hotels which are centrally located, clean, safe and wifi-enabled. 

For rooming, travelers are grouped by gender, and will never share rooms with people who are not associated with their group.  Non-binary travelers are accommodated. Group Organizers and Program Leaders, along with any other traveling adult, are roomed separately from students.
Below are the hotels we anticipate using on your trip, subject to availability. 
FIAP Jean Monnet

More than just a hotel, this international youth accommodation also functions as a conference center, a cultural venue, and a space to meet up with friends from all over the world. A truly unique experience for students in Paris. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

Hotel Reine Mathilde

Hotel Reine Mathilde is located at the heart of city centre. Breakfast and Wifi are provided. Students will be split between gender in either double, triple or quadruple rooms.

Hotel Garance

The hotel Garance is located a few steps from the Pantheon the Gobelin’s Museum and the popular Saint-Germain district. Breakfast and Wifi are provided. Students will be split between gender in either double, triple or quadruple rooms.

Saint-Malo, Bretagne, France

We’ll be staying in style in a newly renovated, turn-of-the-century house close to the sea in the Courtoisville neighborhood. The house is fully equipped and within walking distance to the center of St. Malo. Students will be split between gender in either double, triple or quadruple rooms.

Safety and Support


 EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING

This being my first experience with an international trip for my child I have nothing to compare it to. However I feel Walking Tree did an excellent job from conception to completion with informing me on costs, what to expect, safety concerns, and sharing the experience through their blog. While I was worried about how safe my child would be on a trip… on the other side of the world, she told me that she felt safer than school safe.

Stephanie
Parent of Brigid, traveler on Japan Cultural Journey

Your Adventure Includes

Estimated Airfare

In order to give our travelers the best possible price, we break out airfare from the Program Tuition. We will still handle all booking and ticketing via our flight partner who has access to special fares not available to the general public. You will be invoiced for the flight once we are able to secure the group’s airline contract.

Program Tuition Excludes: Premiere Travel insurance, baggage fees, airline minor fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.

 

Need to Raise Money? We have you covered.

Our travelers are provided with funding opportunities that are easy to implement and fun to take part in. Our flagship fundraiser involves selling fair trade, organic, carbon-neutral coffee from a women’s collective in Peru. There is no limit to the amount you can earn, so get started now by clicking the link below!

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Resource Center

Why should high school students travel abroad? What happens if a participant gets sick? How quickly do we need to enroll? We’re sure you have plenty of questions and we’ve got you covered! Visit our Resource Center to discover the answers to your most pressing questions and contact us anytime with additional questions.

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