Travel Opportunities

  • 2024 Tours

    Costa Rica trip

    Dear Parents & Guardians,

    I’m following up on my previous email about the information session for my 2024 Costa Rica educational travel opportunity. I don’t want anyone to miss out on the chance to learn more about exploring the world!

    I’ve already received numerous questions. All the details about this incredible opportunity will be provided at the upcoming virtual information sessions. There is limited space remaining on this tour.

    You are required to register by March 15 to get the meeting link. Click the link to view meeting details, save your virtual seat and qualify for $100 off the price of your trip:

    This opportunity is open to all Hopewell Middle School students. This trip is not sponsored by Hopewell Middle School or Fulton County Schools; it is a non-school affiliated trip being organized in partnership with EF Education First, an accredited organization. If you have any questions about the opportunity, please reach out to Sofia Nisar at

    Can’t make the meeting but want the details? Go ahead and click the registration link above and select “No, but send info.”

    Thank you,

    Sofia Nisar

    HMS Science 8


    Treasures of Thailand, June 2024  

    Have you ever wanted to visit a monastery, see an elephant up close in their natural habitat, or learn more about Thai culture? Mrs. Nilson (8th grade science teacher) is taking a group of middle and high school students on an 11-day, educational trip to Thailand in June 2024. This trip is open to students who will be 14 years* or older at the time of the trip. Parents and siblings are welcome to join us! Younger students can also attend if a parent accompanies them. 

    *Exceptions are sometimes made for younger students, but permission requires a formal request and meeting with Mrs. Nilson.

    Highlights of the trip will include:

    • A boat tour of Chao Phraya River and the Thonburi klongs
    • Visit the enormous Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho
    • See the beautiful Erawan Waterfall
    • Visit the Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • Visit Mae Taeng Valley and an elephant sanctuary

    From the bustling metropolis of Bangkok to the serenity of Saiyoke National Park, you will gain a broad understanding of this spectacular kingdom. Navigate the Chao Phraya River canals and battle for bargains at busy markets. Experience the warmth of the Thai people and test your spice threshold with their flavorful cuisine. Every destination and experience will add new depth to this immersive tour of Thai culture and its natural surroundings.

    Interested in traveling with us?  For more information on the tour, including prices and what is included, please visit the tour website: Contact Mrs. Nilson at with any questions or if you are interested in attending the virtual meeting. This trip is not sponsored by Hopewell Middle School or Fulton County Schools but has been organized in partnership with EF Educational Tours.