As a translator, I am passionate about cultures and languages, and travel is an important part of my professional development. I'm glad to support this new project to help bring the joy and life-changing experience of travel to those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to travel.
• To provide financial support for all program participants regardless of their income level and background.
• To partner with schools and teachers to help develop quality educational programs and overseas cultural experiences.
• Utilize partnerships with travel service providers to secure financially sustainable program models and support for educational projects.
FLYTE partners with schools in low-income communities across the United States to provide high school students (between the ages of 14-18) the chance to study abroad by funding teacher’s class trips, whether that is studying ecology in Costa Rica, language in Spain, or even seeing D-Day beaches first hand. FLYTE provides funding for programs abroad, and works closely with educators to prepare a trip itinerary and academic plan that best suits their academic mission. Students are required to document their trip, and complete a series of projects to demonstrate how it relates to their coursework.
Ongoing training, communication, and preparation with teachers occurs from partner selection through program completion, and includes re-entry and follow-up debriefings following the trip.