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Traveling with Penn State Harrisburg on the spring break study tours was one of the best experiences of my life. It is amazing to experience parts and cultures of the world that I have never seen before. It has fueled my passion and love for travel that I know I will continue throughout my life. I have traveled with the university to Spain and Rome. These two trips were very exceptional, and I loved every minute of them. This coming year I hope to travel again with them to a new exciting destination. As for the Celestial Voyagers, they were a beat above the rest. The tours that they had planned for us were fantastic. It was breathtaking to see the inside of the Sistine Chapel in Rome and climb to the top of a mosque turned cathedral in Spain. All of the tour guides that they had arranged for were very professional but at the same time very personable. I love traveling with Penn State and Celestial Voyagers and cannot wait to do it again in the spring of 2018.
When I traveled to Spain and Guatemala for my one week study tour experiences, it allowed me to gain an understanding of the country’s culture and language. I was able to use what I learned in my language classes and apply it in a real world setting. I saw the difference between the countries and the United States on many different aspects from the food, to the people, and the environment. I think that CelestialVoyagers provided all the things that we needed to have a great trip. The programs that they created truly enhanced our educational experiences.
As Coordinator of Pennsylvania State University Brandywine Global Programs, our campus study abroad program, I am very pleased to write in support of Celestial Voyagers Customized Travel, and its founder and president, Francoise Cornu.
I have known Ms. Cornu for twenty years, and as an instructor of courses including study abroad, I have worked with her and her company since 2000, when I first taught a course called the Arts in London. Since then, I have worked with Celestial Voyagers to design and deliver courses in Seville, Barcelona, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Prague, Ireland, and Greece.
In 2010 I became Coordinator of Penn State University’s Brandywine campus education abroad program, and my steering committee and I have worked with Celestial Voyagers almost exclusively to design and deliver 2-3 programs per year, comprised of 2-6 courses each, with embedded travel abroad. From 1994 to today, approximately 2,000 Penn State students, from campuses all over the state, have taken our education abroad courses and worked with Celestial Voyagers. Our traveling groups are typically 20-40 participants, and we have reached 120 students on one of our Italy programs. Destinations have been primarily in Europe; however Celestial Voyagers has also arranged for our courses including travel to Morocco, Japan, Argentina, and Guatemala.
Having little experience in making group travel arrangements and leading a travel group, I thought is might be difficult to put together a special interest trip to Oaxaca, Mexico for the Day of the Dead Celebration for paranormal enthusiasts, but Francoise Cornu and Celestial Voyagers helped me make it happen. In fact, I can testify that without her language skills, attention to detail, and personal contacts, this trip would not have gotten off the ground! Anyone interested in organizing a special interest tour, large or small, will find all the skills and expertise necessary at Celestial Voyagers.