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IMPS Spring Break - "Grand Tour of Florida"

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Events from the past have included trips to Niagara Falls, New York City, Washington DC, hikes up Mt. Nittany, mini golf, bowling,and more! Check back often for updates.

IMPS Spring Break - "Grand Tour of Florida"

Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Sea World and Universal Studios, the beaches of the Florida Keys, an air boat ride in the Everglades, a boat cruise on the inter-coastal waterway near Miami,  hospitality from an American family, and more! Over Penn State’s Spring Break holiday in March, International Ministries at Penn State will partner with Cross Country Coach to sponsor a wonderful opportunity for Penn State international students, scholars, and families. Cross Country Coach is a Christian organization, based in Lewistown, PA, which specializes in providing long-distance bus trips. 


Fri., March 3 - Leave PENN STATE at 8:00 AM and travel to Florence, SC to spend the night in a hotel.

Sat., Mar. 4 - Travel through Georgia and Florida; arrive in Fort Lauderdale, FL at 8:00 PM; stay with a host family

Sun., Mar. 5 - Attend church and spend the afternoon relaxing at the beach with your host family

Mon., Mar. 6 - Spend the day relaxing at John Pennekamp State Park in the beautiful Florida Keys, with the opportunity for swimming and (weather-permitting) a glass-bottom boat ride or snorkeling adventure. Evening with your host family again.

Tues., Mar. 7 - Fort Lauderdale “Jungle Queen” Riverboat Tour; Everglades Air Boat Tour and Alligator and Wildlife Zoo; then drive to the Orlando area.

Wed., Mar. 8 - Spend the day at WALT DISNEY WORLD (EPCOT with World of  Nations, or MAGIC KINGDOM) or just relax by the hotel swimming pool!

Thurs., Mar. 9 - Spend the day at WALT DISNEY WORLD (EPCOT with World of  Nations, or MAGIC KINGDOM) or spend the day as you like.

Fri., Mar. 10 - Spend the day at UNIVERSAL STUDIOS or SEA WORLD or just relaxing and shopping.

Sat., Mar. 11 – Leave for home that morning and travel to Rocky Mount, NC to spend the night in a hotel.

Sun., Mar. 12 – Arrive back in State College around 5:00 pm.

     The base cost for the “Grand Tour of Florida” is $575 per person. The trip is limited to 30 participants. The cost for children ages 4-12 is $500/child; ages 2-3 is $450/child.

The base cost includes:

*all housing, including the three nights as guests of an American host family, two nights in a hotel while traveling, and four nights at a hotel in Orlando with a continental breakfast

*all transportation to and throughout Florida

*an air boat ride on the Everglades, and visit to a Native American alligator and wildlife park

*a coastal waterway boat tour in Ft Lauderdale

*admission to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

     Your additional costs will include meals while traveling and sightseeing, and:


*Snorkeling or glass-bottom boat ride at Key Largo (weather-permitting) – Cost $25 to $30

*Walt Disney World EPCOT or MAGIC KINGDOM admission

(one fee of about $97 includes all attractions for a day at one theme park)

*SEA WORLD OR UNIVERSAL STUDIOS admission (one fee of about $100 includes all attractions for a day at either park)

To reserve a place on the trip, print off, complete and sign the trip registration form below, and return it to Bill Saxton as soon as possible at 210A Eisenhower Chapel with cash or a check, payable to "Kirk Zuercher", for at least $200 of the $575 total payment.  The remainder of payment is then due by Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.

It all is a wonderful package!  Join us!

Bill Saxton, International Ministries at Penn State       


            Office: 210A Eisenhower Chapel      

            Office Phone: 814-865-1935       

             Cell Phone: 814-404-6763

Kirk Zuercher


           Cell Phone: 814-769-6193

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IMPS Florida Spring Break ‘17 Trip Registration Form 

Registration forms available at our office :)

  • Name: (Mr. Ms. Dr.)_____________________

Male/Female: _________

(circle the proper title)  (circle the name you would like to be called) 

  • PSU ID#________________________
  • PSU Email address: ______________
  • Local Address_____________________
  • Office/Lab Address: _________________
  • Cell/Home Phone:________________
  • Office/Lab Phone: _________________
  • Age: ______
  • Are you: (check one)     ____Visiting Scholar       ____Grad Student (For PhD? __Y/__N)  _____Humphrey/Fulbright Fellow     ____Intensive English (IECP)       ____Undergrad Student
  • Major/Field of Specialization:_____________
  • Home Country:________________
  • In case of emergency, contact name: _______________
  • Emergency contact phone: (____)_______________
  • List any medical issues, special needs, food restrictions, or other items of concern:____________________________________________________
  • __________________________________________________________
  • List any additional family members coming with student/scholar:
  1. (Mr. Mrs. Miss) name_____________________________ relationship:_________ age:________
  2. (Mr. Mrs. Miss) name_____________________________ relationship:_________ age:________
  3. (Mr. Mrs. Miss) name_____________________________ relationship:_________ age:________

Please read and sign:

            In consideration for being allowed to participate in this activity, I personally assume full responsibility for my actions (and of my accompanying family members), and release the staff and agents of International Ministries at Penn State, Cross Country Coach, LLC, CCO, COM and associated organizations from responsibility for any loss, injury, or damage to myself, my family or my property, provided such persons shall act with reasonable care for the safety of me, my family and my property. Should any dispute or controversy arise, I agree to seek resolution according to Biblical principles through Christian Conciliation Services.

Signature: ____________________________

Date: _______________