Rosy Posted December 6, 2011 Share Posted December 6, 2011 Totally!! Of course, it would depend on the group leadership and the kids in the group, and we would have a talk about safety, staying in groups, making good choices, etc. What an amazing opportunity for her! I went to the USSR with my high school marching band (May of '91, just before the Soviet Union fell). It was an unforgettable experience that I will always value. My mom came on the trip as a chaperone, but most parents didn't. Something to keep in mind, too, is that the chances of something bad happening to her (kidnapping, plane crash, etc.) are almost statistically impossible, whether she's in Europe or the US. The risk of something happening is so small, I don't think I would even factor it in. By the time they're leaving, they should be able to give you very specific behavior guidelines, a trip itinerary, details on how to communicate while they're gone, some cultural training, etc. A good group will put a lot of effort into preparing the team. I would definitely make sure the director (or a lead chaperone) has done a trip like this before, too. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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