Trip to Ecuador will build students' leadership skills, educator says

06/28/2013 | Patch.com

Some students at Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District in Oakland, N.J., will get firsthand experience in foreign travel during a trip to Ecuador this summer. Social studies teacher Brian McGrath said students will be given a budget and then they must make their own decisions regarding such things as food, transportation and accommodations. "It can be a culture shock to go somewhere different and see how differently people live there," McGrath said. "It gives them a more global view, to see how things are interconnected and how people around the world live their lives," he added.

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