BROOKSVILLE, Fla., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EA Tours, a national leader in custom-designed educational travel, announces the expansion of its services. The new service, called the "ELI Project," stands for Extended Learning Initiative and offers tours exclusively to the homeschool community.
"The homeschool movement has as many as 2.1 million students throughout the United States," said Tom Barnette, President and Founder of EA Tours. "We believe there is an opportunity to bring the same learning experiences to homeschoolers that private and public schools have enjoyed."
Traveling on an ELI Project trip, homeschool students learn from places where history was born, and their classroom is the ground where human antiquity unfolded. "It's unlike any learning experience most of these students have ever had," said Barnette. "They can study the founding of America in Washington, D.C., walk through the streets of ancient Rome, and experience the solemnity of the Normandy Beaches."
Melanie Graves, a homeschool parent who recently experienced an ELI Project trip, states, "A good tour guide is a living lesson plan, they bring history to life, teaching things we would never have found in our text books."
Flexibility is often a major advantage that homeschool families hold over traditionally schooled children. Flexibility combined with the "custom-design" nature of the ELI Project allows educational trips for homeschoolers to be organized at any time of the year, further taking advantage of discounted off-season travel rates. Because the trips are custom-designed, travel is tailored around the custom-designed lesson plans of the families.
As a nationally ranked student tour operator, EA Tours brings 30 years of experience and value to each trip. EA Tours has relationships worldwide with the best hotels, local travel services and the most knowledgeable guides.
To learn more about the ELI Project by EA Tours, please call 1-800-989-3876 or email [email protected].
About EA Tours
For more than three decades, EA Tours (www.eatours.com) has been designing student tours and educational trips "your way." The company has earned the valued reputation as one of the industry's leaders in discount pricing and customer service.
SOURCE EA Tours