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CPS travel programs are geared toward working educators who want to broaden their knowledge through experiences in other cultures. While priority is given to Bank Street educators, others are strongly encouraged to apply. In the past, teachers have subsidized these programs with staff development funds, PTA scholarships, and Cooperating Teacher Vouchers.

From April 2nd-8th, 2018, The Long Trip will travel to Montgomery and Selma, Alabama. We have chosen to visit Alabama's Black Belt for its historical significance as well as the rich culture and unique challenges that shape the region today. In 1965 both cities were at the center of the fight to protect African Americans from barriers that prevented them from voting. Today this fight continues in Alabama. In addition to exploring the issue of voting rights we will visit artists and craftspeople, speak with members of the religious community, and hear from educators who best understand the lived experience of the children they serve.  

For more information about The Long Trip '18 to Alabama, visit the program website or complete this brief info form.  

Moroccan dessertIt is a country whose citizens must acquire facility in more than one language to be able to participate fully in civic life. Among the languages spoken are Amazigh (Berber), Moroccan Arabic, Standard Arabic, Spanish, and French. These linguistic competencies reflect Morocco's indigenous past, its prominence as a crossroads of Arab civilization over many centuries, and its recent legacy as a European colony. A major topic of discussion and reflection will be how Morocco's educational system fosters national unity and pride while encouraging the multilingual competency of its citizens. Finally, participants will explore the role language plays in forming and maintaining cultural identity in both Morocco and America.

For more information about the program to Morocco, visit the program website or complete this brief info form.  

June 30 - July 8, 2018
Group at Frog MuseumWe invite you to experience the rainforest in a field-based, 14-day course that explores the Costa Rican rainforest. Through hands-on investigations, discover its unique environment and the community and the culture of the people who live there.

Our goal is to learn how to construct a meaningful, unsentimental, and accurate curriculum on rainforest ecology and the issues surrounding rainforest conservation.

For more information about this program to Costa Rica, visit the program website or complete this brief info form.  

August 3 - 17, 2018
Participants will explore the history, culture, and environment of Cuba, with a focus on the systems of universal education, as well as community building designed to promote social justice and equality. Based in the cities of Havana and Trinidad, our visits to community projects, museums and historic sites will give us opportunities to speak with educators, artists, musicians, students, naturalists, and everyday citizens to build bridges of understanding.

For more information about the program to Cuba, visit the program website or complete this brief info form.  

2018: TBA

Good to Know

  • Financial aid from your current institution can be applied toward the cost of this program. Check with your school's financial aid office for more details.
  • Programs are open to all. While priority is given to Bank Street educators, others are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Credits can be applied as transfer credit to other institutions. Contact us for supporting documentation. (Transfer credits are approved at the discretion of each institution.)

Available Programs