People To People -England and Wales 2014

I am 1 of 40 teenagers that have been selected to be a student ambassador for People to People. (My parents, Brian Place and Tricia Sobon, are so proud.)  I will be going to England and Wales for 14 days in 2014 to gain a wonderful life experience. Some of the people, places and things I will be doing are...

The People

Meet with a former member of Parliament and learn about the inner workings of the British government. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is only available for Student Ambassadors.

All the world is a stage when you visit the famed Brit School to take a theatrical workshop from students at this unique high school. And a really cool point: Adele, Amy Winehouse, and Ashley Madekwe all attended classes there.

The History

Venture 300 feet underground with a real miner in Wales and see what life was like for thousands of men who worked in the coal mines that helped make Wales an industrial power in the late 19th century.

Revisit four centuries of Roman rule in England with a centurion, who will lead you through the historic city of Chester and bring its Roman history back to life.

Train as a medieval knight at Warwick Castle. Here you will be placed at the center of the Middle Ages when you encounter the dark and gloomy dungeon, gruesome torture chamber, and cool armory, while enjoying after-hours access to the castle exclusive to People to People.

In Bath you'll observe the Roman baths and learn how engineers in the Roman Empire were able to develop a sophisticated plumbing system to move water nearly 400 miles.

Visit St. Paul's Cathedral and learn how it became a symbol of Britain's resilience and defiance during World War II as it survived repeated bombing raids at the hands of Nazi Germany.

Challange Myself

Take team-building to a whole new level on the water when you visit the United Kingdom Sailing Academy at Fishers Green, situated in the Lee Valley Regional Park, one of the water sports venues used during London's 2012 summer games. You'll spend the day on this famous water, taking on challenges that will motivate you for years to come.

Make your hair stand on end sailing down the longest toboggan run in Wales. Spanning the length of more than eight football fields (820 yards), you will be carried nearly 300 yards from the base of a hill with panoramic views of Llandudno Bay in the backdrop. Once you're disconnected from the cable car you will take control, and guide the toboggan's speed all the way to the bottom.

I am so excited for this and it is an experiance of a lifetime.  Please help me get there.

Here is more about P2P
  • Barbi Reisinger 
    • $20 
    • 85 mos
  • Jennifer Wait 
    • $50 
    • 85 mos
  • The Verba's 
    • $100 
    • 85 mos
  • Corey Peters 
    • $50 
    • 88 mos
  • Marlene Vallee 
    • $50 
    • 88 mos
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Organizer

Karlie Place 
Organizer
Roseville, CA
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