(North Bergen, NJ—May 17, 2017) On April 13th, the Study Abroad class from High Tech High School embarked on another wondrous journey to the European continent this year, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School.
The Study Abroad students, led by Dr. Laje Gashi and instructional chaperones Joseph Ona and Dr. Nina Lavlinskaia, followed tour director Francesca Morgano, who provided insights as he navigated High Tech through France, Italy, Monaco, and the Vatican.
The journey spanned a fortnight from Paris to Rome. Students visited famous places and monuments in Paris, surveyed the Castle of Versailles, visited the chateaux of the Loire Valley (Château de Chenonceau and Chartres, Amboise), sojourned in Lyon, and continued along to Provence and the French Riviera.
After France, High Tech traveled to Italy. Beginning in Florence, students and teachers experienced the Leaning Tower of Pisa firsthand. Then, they embarked on a trip to Pompeii and its famous ruins, Napoli, Capri, and, of course, Rome. They spent a lovely and quaint afternoon at the Vatican to conclude their Italian holiday.
As part of the pre-tour assignment, each student at each selected site had to step in as a local guide to provide interesting information on such areas as architecture, culture, and even cuisine to everyone on the tour. In all, the wondrous journey took the Study Abroad class to splendorous castles with magnificent architecture, world-famous museums, breathtaking scenery, and refreshing, sun-drenched beaches.