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Midvale Journal

European adventure awaits youth, adults

Mar 08, 2023 04:23PM ● By Julie Slama

During the 10-day European travel, students can ride the boat from Kapellbrücke on Lake Lucerne, Switzerland. (Photo courtesy of EF Tours)

Experience traveling to the top of the Swiss Alp peaks, visiting Bavarian castles, riding on an Italian gondola, looking at masterpieces in the Louvre. 

These and other opportunities are on the itinerary of a France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland Education First Tours 10-day trip led by Shannon Hurst, who is a Hillcrest High teacher, coach and student body officers’ adviser.

“EF Tours provides students with the opportunity to experience and interact with different cultures and see things they only see in textbooks or talk about in the classroom,” said Hurst, who has led previous group tours to Peru, England, Ireland, Italy and France. “It’s a very valuable experience for our youth.”

An informational meeting for the June 17-26, 2024 trip will be held at 6 p.m., March 9 in Hillcrest High’s presentation room, 7350 S. 900 East, Midvale. Visitors may enter through the southeast or southwest doors of the school. The trip is open for anyone who is entering ninth grade and older. Additional details are available in the QR code.