Global Travel Club

Welcome Travelers!

Who We Are

Global Travel Club is a club that brings students together to explore the world around them through Group Travel opportunities.

Mission of Club/Activity

We believe travel opens students to a world of possibilities, allowing them to actively engage with topics they’ve only read about in class. As our schools move in the direction of global education, connecting our students to experiential learning is an integral piece in helping them understand a world outside their own. Students who travel report an increase in self-confidence and understanding of their own cultural values while stretching what they think is possible. They gain confidence, deepen friendships, build new ones, and develop an increased understanding of history and the world.

In 2017, our group toured Greece, Italy, and Spain, and in 2019 we traveled to London, Paris, and Madrid.

2021: Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City

In 2021, we are going domestic, with an American history themed tour that includes some of our country’s most iconic cultural and historic sites.

Our tour, set for June 14-18, 2021, includes highlights of Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City.

Our students will see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Declaration of Independence, Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, and Arlington National Cemetery in person. We will experience Times Square, Central Park, and visit the 9/11 National Memorial at the World Trade Center site in this once in a lifetime adventure!

We are working with Brightspark, a leader in student travel with 30 years of experience, known for its exceptional service, safety record, and their preventive measures that ensure an outstanding educational experience for our students in a safe and fun environment. Check out this video for more about traveling with Brightspark.



How do I sign up?

First, check out this page which lists questions and answers you may have about the trip.

Here is the PowerPoint from our meeting on February 25, and here is the flyer with sign up instructions.

Registration is now open and will be available until May 15. Space is limited to 50 participants and available on a first come/first serve basis.

Who to Contact/Trip Sponsors:

Advisors: Mr. Rich Mertes (, AP U.S. History Teacher, Room 137 or Mr. Rusty Edlund (, U.S. History, Economics, and AP Economics Teacher, Room 136

GTC Students in Barcelona, Spain (Summer 2017)