Auburn Students, Sign Up Now For France Trip

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Auburn High School students can check out the Eiffel Tour in April.
Auburn High School students can check out the Eiffel Tour in April. Photo Credit: Karyn Ferdella

AUBURN, Mass. – Want to see the Eiffel Tower or stroll along the Champs-Elysees? Well, now is the time for Auburn High School students to sign up for the spring trip to France.

Karyn Ferdella, foreign language teacher at the high school, will lead students on a trip to France from April 12 to 20, 2013. She said students can register through December for the guided trip to Paris, Provence and the Cote d’Azur.

“It’s a unique opportunity for students to live the culture they have been learning about and to practice their language skills,” Ferdella said. “It is always an unforgettable experience to see the sights, taste the food and enjoy the French way of life.”

The trip to France, for sophomores through seniors, will occur during school vacation week. The group will depart from Boston and will visit many of the classic landmarks, including the Eiffel Tour, Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, Louvre and Palace of Versailles.

They also will go to the French Riviera and be “very, very active on the trip,” according to Ferdella. Students will explore the Papal Palace and Pont du Gard in Provence, tour Nice and surrounding historic villages and head to Monaco, one of the richest areas in the world. There will also be a French cooking lesson, a petanque (similar to bocce) lesson and tournament and a perfume factory tour.

The trip costs about $4,000 per student, which includes the ACIS (student travel company) program fee, estimated departure fees and other costs. For more information or to register, email Karyn Ferdella at

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