Plymouth Public Schools (PNHS & PSHS)

China - April 2018

The Bund - Shanghai, China

Quick facts:

Time: April Vacation (approximately April 14 - 21, 2018)

Faculty Leaders: Mrs. Bonnie Holmes, bholmes@plymouth.k12.ma.us (PNHS) & Mrs. Karen Leavitt, kleavitt@plymouth.k12.ma.us (PSHS)

EdOdyssey Trip Director: Peter McGovern, peter@edodyssey.com

Total Cost: $2,900 (all inclusive; program fee + international airfare)

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View the program itinerary (version April 11, 2018)
 

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Attend student information session

  • SOUTH HIGH SCHOOl (PSHS):

 
WHO: PSHS Students
DATE: Thursday, February 1, 2018 (UPDATED)
TIME: During "K" Block (10:08am)
LOCATION: PAC
  • NORTH HIGH SCHOOl (PNHS):

 
WHO: PNHS Students
DATE: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
TIME: During "K" Block (10:08am)
LOCATION: Performing Arts Center

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Register & submit program deposit ($300) by Monday, February 12, 2018 (EXTENDED!!!)

...and here's the fine print: Terms & Conditions and Participant Release

 

Upcoming payments: March 6, 2018 ($1,300) and April 3, 2018 ($1,300)

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Apply for or renew your passport:

Students must have a passport and it must be valid through at least October 25, 2018.

If you do not have a passport or need to renew it please do so as soon as possible. You must have a valid passport by March 1, 2018 so you can apply for a visa (we'll help you with this too!).

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Fundraise:

We want to help make travel as accessible as possible. Consider ways to raise money like getting a part-time job, saving, hosting an event and sending letters.

Below is a sample fundraising letter you are welcome to use and send to family, friends, neighbors, local business, etc. Start early and don't forget to make it personal. Feel free to change as much as you'd like and make it your own.

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Apply for a Visa by Monday, March 5, 2018

If you ALREADY HAVE a valid visa for the People's Republic of China you DO NOT need to complete this step.

If you NEED a visa for The People's Republic of China please complete the application below. Please follow the directions below to complete and submit your application. Then, mail

  1. VISA APPLICATION (completely typed with signature(s))
  2. PASSPORT PHOTO and
  3. PASSPORT (actual physical passport)

to FETI Travel (our visa partner) as soon as possible and no later than Monday, March 5, 2018 at:

FETI Travel

attn: Tiffany Lo (EdOdyssey)

65 Harrison Ave # 402

Boston, MA 02111

Instructions:

-The entire application must be typed in CAPITAL LETTERS. The only hand-written part is the signature

-Please do not change any pre-filled answers; if a pre-filled answer does not apply for you please let us know.

-Part 1 - Complete sections 1.1; 1.4-1.8; 1.11-1.14; 1.17-1.24.*

1.17 - please put in the details of your high school (NORTH or SOUTH)

1.23 - please list only immediate family members (parent(s) and sibling(s)).

-Part 2 - Complete sections 2.9 and 2.10

-Part 3 - Confirm pre-filled answers apply to you.

-Part 4 - STUDENT (applicant) signature.

-Part 5 - PARENT/GUARDIAN signature - ONLY IF THE STUDENT IS A MINOR (UNDER 18 YEARS OLD).

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Submit payment #1 ($1,300. ) by Tuesday, March 6, 2018

  • Please make checks payable to "EdOdyssey LLC" and include student name in memo.
  • Submit to: EdOdyssey LLC, 1284 Beacon St., Suite #520, Brookline, MA 02446

 

Upcoming payments: April 3, 2018 ($1,300.) - final payment!

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    Review important country information & submit health information by April 3, 2018

    • Make an appointment with your doctor or a travel clinic to ensure your vaccines are up to date (TIP: bring a copy of the itinerary - you can download a copy under step #1).
    • Read the following health and safety notifications about Peru:
    • After you've had your doctor's appointment, please submit your health and dietary information below:

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    Attend the following pre-departure meeting:

    WHO: Parents and students
    DATE: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    TIME: 6 - 7pm
    LOCATION: Plymouth North High School (PNHS), Room 146

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    Submit payment #2 ($1,300. ) by Monday, April 2, 2018

    • Please make checks payable to "EdOdyssey LLC" and include student name in memo.
    • Submit to: EdOdyssey LLC, 1284 Beacon St., Suite #520, Brookline, MA 02446

     

    Note: this is the final payment!

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      Download flight information

      Boston (BOS) - Beijing (PEK): Friday, April 13, 2018 - 10:06am scheduled departure (meet 3 hours before at airport).

      Shanghai (PVG) - Boston (BOS): Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 7:49am scheduled arrival (parent/guardian pick up at airport).

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      Get social:

      Post to social media that your student is traveling abroad.

      Students: tag @edodyssey in your posts while you travel!

      Parents & guardians: follow @edodyssey to see pictures from the trip in real time.

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      Submit homestay information & notes by Tuesday, April 3, 2018

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