Catholic Educator Invites Catholic School Families to Consider Summer Education Abroad


Mr. Steve Wilson, a veteran Catholic school educator in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, is inviting Catholic school families to consider an international education experience for their children. Please read his letter.

Dear Catholic School Families,

Have you ever considered getting your child the gift of an overseas travel experience? Many area students have done this through the years. Perhaps you have someone at home who may really benefit from learning first-hand how people elsewhere live.

I am Steve Wilson. I teach 5th – 8th graders at St. Patrick School in Newry. Before this, I taught at St. the Evangelist School in Altoona. Since 2004, I have led 14 groups of students from grades 5 – 12 to some amazing destinations from the British Isles to Australia. I spend lots of time preparing students and parents for this. I am partnering with the Global Citizen Program, a newer company with dependable, travel-veteran administrators.

As a teacher-leader, I am with the students throughout the entire itinerary. The Global Citizen Program does all the air travel, hotel, and other transportation arrangements. A tour guide travels with us the entire time. This allows me as a leader to focus 100% on the students and their needs.

This coming summer, I am slated to lead a group on Highlights: Italy and Greece departing on July 7, 2023. It is a 12-day itinerary which includes visits to Athens, Rome, Vatican City, Assisi, Florence, and more.

If you wish to learn more, feel free to check-out the website. Call me (not during school hours, please) at 814 515-3434.


Steve Wilson

[Photo: A summer education abroad group in front of the Colosseum in Rome.]