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New Survey: Where are you traveling during the summer break?

A new survey has arrived!

Topic:  Where are you traveling during the summer break?

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It’s what every teacher is (un) patiently waiting for right now…the summer break!  So many weeks, so many places to visit!

If you are lucky and are working somewhere that allows you a lot of money for traveling, then the sky’s the limit on where you could go.

Sometimes I find myself saying, “I could literally go wherever I’d like!”  Which is a good feeling, knowing how life was back in my home country (when traveling around the world was basically non-existent).

BUT, there are many factors that come into play when you plan for your summer break.

Maybe you have to go visit your family at some point.

Maybe you need to go visit your friend that just moved to a new country (gotta visit your other international school teacher friends where they live!)

If you are married with children, that might dictate where you end of traveling to.  Additionally, you might find that you just don’t have the extra funds to buy two more plane tickets (for your two kids) for that trip to Thailand.  The travel money for that family with children is then saved for another time.

IMAG0918Maybe you are single and don’t have to pay for housing.  Then a four-week trip to Africa might be in order.  Throw in a couple of safaris as well, why not?!

Maybe you have planned to work the whole summer at your school’s summer school programme. Extra money is good though, but no traveling means not much to look forward to in terms of exploring the world more.

I mean the truth is…you gotta come back to your international school in August with a great story to share (making others jealous and inspire them to plan their next trip).  It’s true.  The first thing people ask you on your first day back to school: How was your summer break? Where did you go?

So, you gotta have a good story to tell!

Please take a moment and share your comments and experiences about how you decide on where you travel to during the summer.

Also, go ahead and vote on Where are you traveling during the summer break?  Go to the homepage of International School Community and submit your vote today!  You can check out the latest voting results here.