A movement called ecotourism has been gaining momentum among Earth-conscious travelers and conservationists in developing nations since the mid-1980s. What is ecotourism? It isn’t just about treading lightly in nature. Environmental conservation, long-term sustainability and the preservation of cultural heritage are the central aims of this relatively young travel trend. Among tourists who climb the Eiffel Tower, cruise the Thames or tour the Vatican, reducing environmental impact is probably not a top concern. After all, these destinations have been altered and developed over the course of several millennia, so not much about them is natural. But what about the Galapagos Islands or the Costa Rican rainforest? Should tourists be concerned about their impact on these fragile and unique ecosystems? According to ecotourism proponents, the answer is a resounding “yes.” So how can a student group benefit from an environmentally friendly tour? For starters, ecotourism destinations … [Read more...] about Ecotourism Destinations (Ecotours) for Green Students
As you may have noticed we’ve updated our look. Not only this, but we have also added lots of new features that make browsing the site and booking your dream trip easier than ever. We've decided that you've done enough by choosing us as your tour provider, so we do all the hard work for you! We have come up with three unique ways to find the right educational experience for you. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3! Firstly you can let us be your guide and help you create your dream tour using our one-of-a-kind "Design A Tour" form. We give you all the options in the world. Literally! For all you Type A's who know exactly where you want to go, then you can use our "Start from Scratch" option to tell us who, what, where and when. Then simply sit back and let us take care of the how. Lastly you can browse the fantastic suggested tours we already have available and pick the one (or two) that jump out at you. Don’t forget, though, even these tours are fully customizable, so if walking rope … [Read more...] about Welcome to the brand new TSATours.com!
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Why foreign language education has moved from important to imperative. Many first-time travelers experience some pre-trip language anxiety. They wonder if a quick mid-flight course in French will be enough to let them successfully navigate the Paris métro or order a crêpe. To American tourists' delight, most Europeans are able to converse easily (though sometimes reluctantly) in English. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Americans' proficiency in foreign languages. According to the 2007 American Community Survey issued April 2010, more than 80 percent of Americans speak English only. Consequences of this fact are not simply limited to ease of foreign travel. A powerful current of change in the world's economic makeup is testing the odds of getting by in business on English alone. … [Read more...] about Parlez-vous English?
TSA Tours is proud to offer our Tour Directors the opportunity to design their own study abroad curriculum. Students can earn college credits at a fraction of standard tuition costs, adding incredible value to your tour. Seton Hill University's College in High School Program lets high school teachers administer college-level coursework centered around your TSA Tours itinerary. Here are just a few examples of standard catalog courses from Seton Hill University: • AR101 - Western Art History • FR100 - Introduction to French Language and Culture • HU200 - European Humanities You can also submit your own curriculum to Seton Hill University for approval and create your own tailor-made course. … [Read more...] about TSA Tours Partners with Seton Hill University