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A KIPP STRIVE Primary School Global Learning Experience.


Oranjestad, Aruba Aruba lies southwest of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea, about 50 miles northwest of Curaçao and 18 miles north of the Venezuela. Aruba was formerly a part of the Netherlands Antilles. In 1986 it became a separate self-governing part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Tourists flock to Aruba, attracted by its white-sand beaches in the south and west, rugged coastline in the northeast, and desert environment in the interior. The capital is Oranjestad, which also is the main port. Most of Aruba’s population is ethnically mixed, including many people of American Indian ancestry, often in combination with Dutch, Spanish, and African heritage. There are few people of predominantly African descent, however, because—unlike most other Caribbean islands—Aruba had few slave-based plantations during colonial times. The official languages are Dutch and Papiamentu (also spoken in Curaçao and Bonaire), a creole that evolved mainly from Portuguese, Spanish, and Dutch. English and Spanish are also widely used. About three-fourths of the people are Roman Catholic. Services centered around tourism form the basis of the Aruban economy. The economy has been diversified by developing a free-trade zone, a dataprocessing sector, and international offshore financial services. The island has an international airport and is further linked to the outside world by steamship and cruise ship services. Local currency is the Aruban florin, which is pegged to the U.S. dollar. Aruba’s long stretches of white sand and clear waters attract numerous tourists. The Cultural Center in Oranjestad offers concerts, ballet, folkloric presentations, and art exhibits throughout the year. The city also includes historical, archaeological, and numismatic museums. The New Year’s Day festivities and pre-Lenten Carnival in February are especially colourful and popular celebrations.


HOTEL

Divi Dutch Village Beach All Inclusive Resort J.E. Irausquin Blvd 47, Oranjestad, Aruba Tel: 297 583 5000

Divi Dutch Village, an oceanside resort, is nestled in a lush, tropical garden surrounded with freshwater pools, Divi Dutch Village Resort is a serene, all-suite resort in the Divi Aruba resort collection. While located right in the heart of lively Aruba, the oversized suites, convenient amenities, and quiet escapes offer the perfect place for families of all generations to relax. Just a few steps down a lovely garden path will bring you to gorgeous Eagle Beach, where you can spend hours laying in the sun and swimming in the turquoise water. If you’re in the mood for fun activities, you’ll find pool games, golf, tennis, snorkeling, and entertainment at our resort or at one of the three Divi family resorts located a short distance from Divi Dutch Village. Highlights: • 3 Freshwater Pools • Poolside Lunches & Snacks at the Tiki Pool Bar & Grill • Full-Service Spa • Gold & Tennis Courts • Beach Volleyball Court • Rock Climbing Wall • Fitness Center • Wi-Fi Access • Treasures of the Caribbean Kids Activities


ITINERARY Friday, June 1st 5:00 AM

Arrive to Hartsfield Jackson International Airport

7:00 AM – 8:49 AM Jet Blue Flight #467 Atlanta, GA to Fort Lauderdale, FL 11:20 AM – 2:08 PM Jet Blue Flight #1411 Fort Lauderdale, FL to Aruba 2:45 PM

Board Shuttle Bus to Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort

3:00 PM

Arrive to Hotel – Receive Room Assignments and Keys

4:30 – 8:00 PM

Lunch + Poolside Meet-Up

Saturday, June 2nd 7:00 AM

Breakfast (Location: Your Choice)

8:15 AM

Meet in Hotel Front Lobby to Board Shuttle

8:30 – 5:00 PM Island Tour Lunch and Refreshments will be served What to Bring: bathing suit, casual clothes and sandals 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Dinner (Location: Your Choice)

8:00 PM

Free Time


Sunday, June 3rd 8:00 - 9:00 AM

Breakfast (Location: Your Choice)

9:00 - 11:30 AM

Beach & Pool

11:30 – 12:30 PM

Lunch Hotel Location: Tiki Pool Grill

12:30 - 5:00 PM

Beach & Pool

6:30 – 8:00 PM

Dinner (Location: Your Choice)

8:00 PM

Free Time

Monday, June 4th 8:00 - 9:00 AM

Breakfast (Location: Your Choice)

9:00 - 11:30 AM

Beach & Pool

11:30 – 12:30 PM

Lunch (Location: Your Choice)

12:30 - 5:00 PM

Beach & Pool

6:30 – 8:00 PM

Dinner (Location: Your Choice)

8:00 PM

Free Time

Tuesday, June 5th 8:00 AM

Breakfast (Location: Your Choice)

12:00 PM

Meet in Hotel Front Lobby & Depart for Airport

3:10 – 6:17 PM Jet Blue Flight #1412 Aruba to Fort Lauderdale, FL 9:58 – 10:55 PM Jet Blue Flight #568 Fort Lauderdale, FL to Atlanta, GA


PACKING LIST Strongly Recommended

PASSPORT!! (REQUIRED) Bathing Suit Casual Wear for dinner and evening activities Casual Shoes for dinner (no sandles, no flip flops allowed in restaurants) Comfortable Shoes Cover-Up DEET-based insect repellent Deodorant Flip Flops Light Jacket Light Weight Pants to Protect From Mosquitoes Over-the-Counter Medicine (Headache, Sinus, etc.) Prescription Medication (Inhalers, Epi-Pen, etc.) Shirts Shorts or Dresses Sun Block Sun Hat Sunglasses Toothbrush/Toothpaste Water Shoes

Optional (Based On Preference)

Glasses/Contact Lenses/Contact Lens Solution Neck Pillow (Plane Travel) Shampoo & Conditioner Swim Goggles Tote Bag


School Provided Materials First Aid Kit Gallon-sized Ziplock Bags Petty Cash for Tipping

Important Information Additional Costs All charges not included in the price of the trip are the responsibility of the traveler. Charges including, but not limited to, baggage fees (one checked bag free, additional check baggage is $35 per bag), restaurant charges not included in the all-inclusive package, hotel incidentals, cell phone roaming fees, souvenirs, adult beverages not included in the all-inclusive package, etc. will not be paid for by the school. Suitcase Weight 50 lbs. or less (Overweight bags are $100, to be paid by traveler directly to airline at traveler’s personal expense) Documentation In today’s world, you can’t go far without documentation. You are REQUIRED to have passport to visit Aruba, keep your passport handy since you’ll need it at the airport and any time you use a credit card. Take photos of your passport, credit and debit cards and e-mail them to yourself before you leave. If you misplace the cards, you can still access the photos from any Internet cafe. In addition, you should carry copies of your room reservations, boarding passes or airline flight confirmation numbers and traveler’s insurance, if applicable. Also, take at least some cash; when the power goes down, so do the ATMs and credit card machines. Currency The U.S. dollar is widely accepted in Aruba. That said, you don’t have to carry a lot of it with you. If you carry cash, stick to small bills as large bills are often not accepted. The small bills will also come in handy for giving tips, which are accepted by many in the service industry. For most major purchases during your trip, stick to a Visa or MasterCard. You are also welcome to exchange your US currency at the airport, hotel, or prior to for the trip.


The purpose of our KIPP STRIVE Primary School One World. One Heart. Global Citizenship Experience is to encourage thinking outside of the classroom. As we prepare our scholars to make the world a better place, we believe that it is important to nurture a global perspective as early as kindergarten. Our ultimate aim is that our scholars will discover that our brothers and sisters across the globe are more alike than different, and that to truly take their places as leaders, they will need to embrace the interconnectedness of human beings throughout our world.

KIPP STRIVE Primary School 1448 Lucile Avenue, SW | Atlanta, Georgia 30310 One world. One heart. Thinking outside the classroom.

OWOH 2018 - Aruba - Trip Brochure  
OWOH 2018 - Aruba - Trip Brochure  
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