SVGS to Visit Romania 2019 – March 22-30

Each year, SVGS students have the opportunity to travel abroad to visit our friends in Romania.  This exchange program features immersion in the culture, with specific international students as your host and guide.  While there, you will be hosted by the school Colegiul National Mihai Viteazul in Bucharest. Additionally, costs to you are only the cost of a plane ticket. This is a great opportunity for students who wish to host next year or wish to expand their horizons internationally.

I wanted to give you some brief information to try to get a sense  who is interested to traveling to Romania in the spring.  Those who have hosted will have first priority.  Please see or contact me no later than next Wednesday, Jan. 16 if you have questions or would like to travel to Romania this spring.

SVGS – ROMANIA 2019  Preliminary Information

  • This would be a non-school sponsored trip.  An adult will accompany the students during the Romania visit.
  • Plane tickets are expected to be roughly $900 -1100.  Students are recommended to purchase travel insurance as well ($50-100).
  • Departure from Dulles, Friday, March 22 after 5 pm and Arrive in Bucharest Saturday, March 23 around noon. Return flight from Bucharest on Saturday 3/30. And arrive at Dulles late Saturday evening.
  • Other expenses would be some spending money ($150 -$200).
  • All students need current passports.
  • Departure from Dulles, Friday, March 22 after 5 pm and Arrive in Bucharest Saturday, March 23 around noon.  Return flight from Bucharest on Saturday 3/30. And arrive at Dulles late Saturday evening.
  • Students must have current passports that will not expire within the next year. Some European countries do not accept current passports if they will expire within six months or a year.  If a student is planning to travel and does not have a passport, they need to apply as soon as possible.
  • Sites in Romania students have visited in the past include: the Royal Castle from Sinaia, Peles, Bran Castle, Brasov (a wonderful old medieval town)castle at Rasnov, Dino Park (a ”Jurassic World” recreated on a mountain slope), an amazing cave, southern Transylvania, across the so called Transylvanian Alps, Sarmizegetusa-a 2000 years old former capital city of Dacia obliterated by the Roman legions,  visit Bucharest – The House of Parliament, The Army Museum, Old Downtown etc. , attend classes with students (depending on schedule).

The next step would be to confirm your plan to travel as a non-school sponsored trip and assist us in making plane reservations.

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