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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
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    • Heber Springs students and adults tour Scotland and Ireland

    • For the eighth year in a row Ms. Stroud and Ms. Snow traveled with a group of students and adults on another EF Tour over Spring Break. This year the group traveled to Scotland and Ireland. EFTours is one of the most reputable student travel organizations with 45 years of experience with schools and offices in more than 50 countries. A nationwide survey conducted by AdvancED, an organization dedicated to education quality, asked thousands of students who had traveled with EF Educational Tours how the experience impacted them following high school. What we discovered is that traveling transforms students’ lives—exactly what teachers and parents have been telling us all along. This survey track also showed that 92% of students feel more comfortable in new and different cultural settings. Students who travel on educational tours have a high percentage of earning a bachelor’s degree or higher and nearly half of those maintain college GPAs between 3.5 and 4.0. The group began their excursion leaving Little Rock Airport on Friday headed to Glasgow, Scotland. Making their 3rd trip, Carolyn Cothren and Katie Ginger were filled with excitement. Arriving in Glasgow the group boarded an open-air double deck tour bus and toured the city of Glasgow. The city is going through a long-term transformation, evident along the revitalized River Clyde, where visitors can explore Glasgow’s mighty maritime heritage along riverfront walkways. Museums and galleries abound and the city’s resume has been made even more impressive with the reopening of the colossal Kelvin grove Art Gallery & Museum – which, in typical Glaswegian fashion, strips the city of any false pretences and tells it like it is – both the inspiring and the infuriating aspects of life here. Glasgow grew up around the cathedral founded by St. Mungo in the 6th century, and in 1451 the city became the site of the University of Glasgow. In the 18th century much of the tobacco trade between Europe and the USA was routed through Glasgow and provided a great sour 

      Posted Apr. 9, 2012