5. Study Abroad

classroom themesWhile it’s never too early to start exploring different nations or regions of the world, this idea would best be suited for older kids. High school juniors and seniors are preparing for the next stage in life, whether it’s a gap year, trade school, a four-year college, or a first job. Regardless of their plans after graduation, nothing beats the education travel provides. To create classroom themes that promote a sense of adventure, wallpaper the room with a variety of maps from different cities, including subway lines, pop-up maps, and those that are more traditional. Share accounts of your own travels. Take time each week to discuss one excellent study-abroad city and include points regarding those with working-holiday visas and schools with strong STEM affiliations. Keep information regarding agencies for young travelers, including ISIC, STA Travel, and BUNAC, readily available for students to access.