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International Student Favorites!

Are you ready for some serious international travel inspiration? Grab your passport because this post is really going places!

At Bob Rogers Travel, we’ve been planning international travel for more than three decades, taking students to more than 30 countries across five continents.  Each year, we plan dozens of trips to foreign countries, where student travelers are immersed in new languages, cultures and cuisines. These trips are deeply impactful for both directors and students alike!

The directors we serve love to bring classroom lessons to life, as they walk the same streets that classical heroes once walked in Salzburg and Prague or marvel together at the natural vistas and cityscapes that have inspired countless artists.

Our international student travelers come home with both a broadened perspective of the world and a wanderlust that sticks with them for life. In our many travels, we’ve taken note of their favorites – from destinations to attractions to experiences:

Selfie Spots

If you didn’t take a selfie, were you even there? Our international experiences take travelers to some of the most Instragrammable vistas on the planet (we’re looking at you, Eiffel Tower), but these are some student standouts:

  • The Cliffs of Moher, Clare, Ireland – Towering over the rugged coast of west Clare, the Cliffs look out over the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands. This view has inspired generations of artists, musicians and poets.
  • Golden Hour in Prague, Czech Republic – That magical time just before sunset is even more magical in Prague, a city that’s been named the most beautiful by scores of travelers. Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt were all visitors to Prague, inspired by the city’s beauty and culture.
  • Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy – It’s impossible to choose one selfie-worthy spot in Rome, but the Trevi Fountain is definitely a favorite. A revived ancient aqueduct, the fountain is one of the most famous fountains in the world.
  • Streets of Tokyo, Japan – Both ultramodern and traditional, Tokyo is buzzing with an energy that students love. Whether they’re shopping by day or exploring at nighttime, the city is brimming with opportunities to document the experience.

Magnificent Museums

Some of the most famous museums in the world are only an ocean away. Students love the artwork, the culture and the chance to wander the most well-known galleries on the planet.

  • The Louvre, Paris, France – No list is complete without The Louvre, and students agree. Home to over 30,000 artworks and the famous lady herself, The Mona Lisa, the Louvre is perhaps the most iconic museum in the world.
  • Picasso Museum, Barcelona, Spain – This museum exclusively showcases the works of Pablo Picasso – and there are over 4,000 of his pieces to experience here.
  • British Museum, London, England – The world’s oldest public museum, The British Museum has been free to all ‘studious and curious persons’ since its founding in 1753 – 23 years before our Declaration of Independence was signed.

Impactful Experiences

  • Tour of Ancient Rome, Italy – It’s astonishing to experience The Colosseum in person – even today, in a world of skyscrapers, this massive ancient structure is impressive. The Forum is just a walk away, another perfectly preserved snapshot of ancient life. Countless operas and classical pieces were inspired by Rome and its leaders – as you walk these historical streets, those arrangements gain even more significance.
  • Cantus MM International Music & Culture Festival, Salzburg, Austria – For four days in the month of July, the city of Salzburg, Austria, takes the spotlight as performers from all over the world gather to celebrate music. The Festival is a life-changing experience for students, as its focus is to encourage young musicians from different cultures to learn from each other.
  • Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany – It’s difficult to call this a favorite, but it has been deeply meaningful for the students who have been there. No classroom lesson can adequately capture the horrors of the genocide perpetrated here or the impact of its liberation. Students carry this experience with them for the rest of their lives.

Our international experiences are second to none, with itineraries customized to the unique travel dreams and goals of every group we work with. What will your students’ favorites be? Let’s connect and start dreaming.

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