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STEM in Action: Boston, Iceland, London, Paris

18 Days. Tour some of Boston’s leading biotech labs, study geothermal energy in Iceland, learn about engineering at Mini Cooper in the UK, visit La Cite de Science in Paris. This hands-on voyage of scientific discovery will take you through some of today’s most exciting hotspots for science, technology and math.
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Traveler Details

Duration in days

17

Leaders for S.T.E.M

July 16 to Aug 1, 2018 – Departs from New York (JFK)

Details of traveling Teacher Leaders will be confirmed shortly.

Program Details

Day to Day

Boston, USA

First Impressions

Day 1

Arrive into Boston Airport where you’ll be met by your leaders and the rest of your People to People Student Travel Delegation. Head into the city, check into your hotel and attend your Welcome Dinner to get to know your fellow world travelers.

Boston, USA

The Hub of Biotechnology

Day 2

This morning take part in a workshop at a Biotech company and meet the researchers leading groundbreaking studies. After lunch board a Boston Duck Boat for a sightseeing tour of Boston. See the sights of Boston from both land and water.

Boston, USA

The Future of Science

Day 3

Meet like-minded students with a visit to a local STEM Association. Debate and discuss the future of science and the importance of science today. Afterwards, head over to the Museum of Science and explore its world-class exhibits.

Overnight Flight

Focus on Technology

Day 4

Visit a Boston-based company at the forefront of technology. This afternoon, make a few stops along Boston’s Freedom Trail and learn about the people behind the American Revolution. After dinner it is time to board your overnight flight to Iceland.

Reykjavík, Iceland

The Blue Lagoon

Day 5

Arrive early into Iceland and travel straight to Viking world. Explore the five exhibition museums, including the historic Viking ship. Next, head over to the world -famous Blue Lagoon and recover from your overnight flight. End the day in Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland.

Reykjavík, Iceland

Geothermal Energy

Day 6

Spend the morning exploring the Hellisheidi Geothermal and Ljosafoss Power Plants. Next we drive to Fridheimar Greenhouse where we will gain key insight into the processes of greenhouse horticulture. We continue to Gullfoss (The Golden Waterfall), Strokkur (Geysers) and Þingvellir. Þingvellir is the site of the world’s oldest democratic parliament founded in 930 AD and the beautiful canyon running through the park is actually the dividing fault line between two of the earth’s tectonic plates.

Reykjavík, Iceland

LAVA Volcano & Earthquake

Day 7

Drive from Reykjavik towards the mountains, including snow shrouded Hekla and the ice capped volcano Eyjafjallajökull, last active in 2010. Visit the LAVA Volcano & earthquake center, an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland. Next, head to the spectacular waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss. Later, travel back to Reykjavik with one final stop at Solheimajokull glacier.

london along the thames
London, England

Explore London

Day 8

Depart Iceland for London early this morning, for centuries London has been one of the world’s most influential cities. Over the next few days you’ll see just how much it has to offer in iconic sights, diverse cultures, museums and more. Tour the very best of London, see iconic landmarks like Tower Bridge, The Houses of Parliament, Piccadilly Circus, and Trafalgar Square.

London, England

London Youth Science Forum

Day 9

Today you will be taking part in the Opening Ceremony of the London International Youth Science Forum. Founded in 1959, LIYSF aims to give a deeper insight into science and its applications for the benefit of all mankind and to develop a greater understanding between young people of all nations. This is your chance to hear from leading scientists and discover the different ways in which STEM subjects can be used in a variety of occupations.

London, England

University of Cambridge

Day 10

Visit one of the world’s greatest education institutions–University of Cambridge. Enjoy a specially organized visit to a laboratory or industry leading scientific organization. Meet scientists and learn about exploratory work, trials, and the processes of research and development as well as how leading organizations underpin society from banks to manufacturers and technology firms. This is your chance to see science in action.

London, England

Tower of London

Day 11

This morning take part in a scientific workshop with one of London’s major science facilities. Later, visit the Tower of London, home to the Crown Jewels and over a thousand years of fascinating history. Tonight, top off this action-packed day with dinner and a show in London’s West End.

London, England

Conservation Project

Day 12

Participate in a specially tailored talk by a mathematics expert. Discuss details of their current work, and how it influences society. Later, you will have the chance to r make a difference in the local community. Give back to the local community with a service project centered on conservation.

London, England

Manufactoring at Mini Cooper

Day 13

This morning take a factory tour of the famous British car manufacturer, Mini Cooper. See the technology required for the design and production. After the factory visit, enjoy the beautiful city of Oxford and the grounds of its well-known university.

London, England

London's Landmarks

Day 14

Today take part in a lecture on engineering and later in the afternoon take a ride on the famous Coca-Cola London Eye.

Paris, France

The Eiffel Tower

Day 15

Set out to Paris aboard the Eurostar. Speed through the Channel Tunnel – one of the most impressive engineering accomplishments of recent times. Get to know the city from above as you climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower – an architectural feat itself. Afterwards, head over to the famous Notre Dame Cathedral. Marvel at its breathtaking design, while also exploring the wealth of art on show inside.

Paris, France

The Palais-Decouverte

Day 16

Take a guided sightseeing tour of Paris, from Notre Dame to the the world-renowned Champs-Elysées and Arc de Triomphe, be sure to take in all of Paris’s incredible architecture. Later visit, The Palais-Decouverte, part of Universcience, to learn about fundamental and contemporary sciences during interactive experiments explained by scientists.

paris
Paris, France

La Cite des Sciences

Day 17

Visit la Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, the biggest science museum in Europe, be sure to check out the planetarium, and the Argonaute submarine. Later, visit one of the world’s most famous museums: the Louvre. The museum was once a palace, and today it’s filled with a huge collection of priceless works of art, including the one and only Mona Lisa.

Paris, France

Bon Voyage

Day 18

After your voyage of scientific discovery, fly across the Atlantic on your journey home, with a wealth of new knowledge, friends, and memories that will last a lifetime.