Roles and Responsibilities
There are three of you on your team. You will need to read
through each of the different roles and then choose which one each of
you will assume. Each of you will be
responsible for different research elements. Any
research task that is not specifically assigned to one person may be
completed by anyone in your group, so long as you find all of the
information you need. You will all work
together to complete the final project. You will be responsible for
dividing those duties among the three of you, unless your teacher tells
As the Transportation
will be required to research transportation to and from your
destination, as well as the exchange rate.
How early do you need to arrive at the airport for an international
flight? Are there special considerations to take when
packing your bags? You will want to check out the Website for the
airport from which your group is departing.
might fly to the capital and then take a train or another plane to
first stop. How much will it cost for you to get
there and back? How will you get around once you arrive at your
destination? What does the local transportation by bus or subway cost?
What are the options if you want to visit several cities during your
visit? How can you travel from City A to City B? What will it cost by
plane? Train? Bus? What does that equal in dollars at the current
exchange rate? The Transportation Expert needs to weigh all the options
the best one for this family!
all of this comes out
budget! Keep in mind that you are providing transportation for all
members of the group. Does transportation cost the same for each
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Culture & Cuisine Expert
As the Culture
and Cuisine Expert, you get to have fun investigating the local
attractions, as well as local cuisine (specialties).
What attractions are worth visiting in different parts of the
country? How much will each attraction cost? Will everyone in your
family want to
visit them? Will it cost the same for each person? When are the
attractions open? You'll
need to know the hours of each attraction when you work on the
Are there some places that are free to visit? What are some activities
that every member of the family will enjoy? Are there things each
member might prefer to do separately?
Will your group be there for any holidays or special festivals? If so,
Are there any special tours that might interest the group? How much
would it cost for all three members of the family?
What is the official language? What other languages are widely spoken?
Is your group going to have to learn some useful phrases in the native
tongue to survive their journey, or will English be sufficient?
What type of cuisine is the destination country known for? Are there
regional specialties that the group should absolutely try? Is there
anything they might want to avoid on menus? What are the names in
English and in the local language?
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As the name indicates, the Jack-of-all-Trades is responsible
for several different, seemingly unrelated but essential items. You
will locate information
safety concerns, geographical features, and the climate of your
destination. As the Jack-of-all-Trades, you are the go-to person for
safety, terrain, and weather questions.
Are there any special safety concerns related to
the chosen country? What will your group need to know
before they go? What precautions, if any, will they need to take? Check out the State
Department link on the Resources page to find out.
What type of security checks will they go through
on their trip? You may want to look
at the departing airport's Website to find out about security checks,
and discuss this with the Transportation Expert.
Are there mountain ranges that your group may want
to climb? Are there rivers or seas where they will want to sail? You
will be traveling during the summer and need
What type of
might you typically expect during your visit? Will it affect what you
do during your trip? When are you going? Don’t
to choose exact dates for your trip, consulting with the other experts
on your team.
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