Explore the world with our International Travel program! Contact Ms. Shelly Rua for more information about our programs.
Handan City, China Exchange Program (FRCS Sister School)
Each November, students who complete AP Spanish have an opportunity to travel to our sister school in Handan City. Students attend school and shadow their host sibling for four days. They participate in cultural and traditional festivities with their host family. During their stay, students visit the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City in Beijing. In the spring, FRCS families host those Chinese students in return.
Valencia, Spain Exchange Program (FRCS Sister School)
A annual trip for students who are enrolled in AP Spanish or have completed AP Spanish. Students attend our sister school, the American School of Valencia, where they audit classes and participate in day trips with their host family. On the weekends, FRCS students take excursions with their host family and spend a day in Barcelona or Madrid. Other experiences include Las Fallas, Valencia’s annual festival! In the spring, FRCS families host those Spanish students in return.
Costa Rica Trip Throughout eight days, students visit Rincón de la Vieja National Park and learn about the remarkable array of plant and animal life. They explore the cloud forest and sites near the Arenal Volcano. Other activities include whitewater rafting, a tour of a Costa Rican coffee plantation.
Bilbao, Spain – An annual trip for students grades 8 through 12. Students have the opportunity to participate in a 2-week homestay program with families in Bilbao Spain. Students are hosted by families of our sister school in the city of Berrio Otxoa. During their time in Spain, visiting students attend school and visit the area surrounding Bilbao. They also go to Pamplona, San Sebastian, France, Castles, and local towns. On their way home, they stop in Lisbon, Portugal for three days.
Panama Trip – During an eight-day trip to Panama, students tour Casco Viejo, visit the Biomuseo and explore the Amador Causeway. Students visit a pineapple farm, explore hiking trails in El Valle de Antón, and attend a youth folklore dance show. In Panama City, students visit the Panama Canal Administration Building.
Ghana Community Service Trip – FRCS students and staff participate in an international community service project at the St. George Anglican Primary School in Ho, Ghana. They work with 49 students in grade 2 and their instructor. Part of the service project includes bringing some color to the students' classroom by painting murals around the room.
Altagracia, Dominican Republic Community Service Trip – Students participate in an eight day trip to Altagracia. This impoverished village is 45 minutes from the capital and home to many Haitian-Dominicans and Afro-Dominicans. During their stay, students help with building houses, renovating schools, making clothing for the children of the village and serving as peer tutors and mentors for these children.
Nicaragua Community Service Trip – FRCS High school students raised money for the construction materials to build a home for a family. With the money left over, students purchase items to donate to families in the community.