Tuesday, April 9, 2013

January Term 2014 Trip Announced

Salem Academy students will get the opportunity to learn about culture, conservation and more during the January Term 2014 trip to Costa Rica. 

The trip will start in the Costa Rican capital of San Jose and will include a banana and coffee plantation visit, a boat ride to Tortuguero, a visit to the hot springs, kayaking around Lake Arenal while admiring the active volcano above, a horseback ride from Arenal to Monteverde, white water rafting on the Reventazon River and a zipline tour through the rainforest. Through these activities, students will get an up-close look at Costa Rican wildlife, from the white-faced monkey and sleepy-faced sloths, to green turtles and land crabs.   

Academy students will also visit a local school in Manuel Antonio and spend the afternoon with their Costa Rican counterparts.

January Term is a period of approximately three weeks following the winter holiday that is set aside for learning and exploration not typically encompassed by the curriculum of regular classes. The program is divided into two main parts: on-campus and off-campus. Essentially, the on-campus portion is for freshmen and sophomores; the off-campus portion is for juniors and seniors. Following January Term, students present information about their experiences to faculty, staff, fellow students and the public. The completion of a January Term is required for graduation.

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