WAREHAM - With the help of Wareham High School teacher Joe Franco, the "Global Ambassadors" are hoping to bring students to Spain and Portugal for April break next year.

Cost?

From as low as $3,387 for those who are willing to triple up in a room, to $3,977 for those who want a single.

"But a lot of people will probably go with three to a room," said student Brooke Chandler, who helped present the planned trip to the Wareham School Committee Thursday night with Franco and fellow students Indiana Troupe and Ava Sullivan.

The trip is open not just to Wareham High School students, but town residents, said Franco, who hopes many will take advantage of the trip to immerse in Spanish and Portuguese. Spanish is a popular language for Wareham students to study and so many families in Wareham have Portuguese heritage, the students noted.

How to pay for it?

The students will be running fundraisers, scholarships are available and Franco pointed to another program that could offset the costs - the CARE program.

"Basically, you go to classrooms in the lower grades after school and help out," said Chandler, who banked money from the program last year to take part in a trip. "The money doesn't get paid right to you, it goes into a bank for the trip in your name. That's how I paid for it last year, it works pretty well."

Franco said he knows cost will be an obstacle for many students.

"The thing I would say is, if you really want to take part in this, we will find a way to get this done - fundraisers, the CARE program, scholarships ... we will help," he said.

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on The Herald News, Fall River, MA

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