Early College High School (ECHS) Academic Success Center
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Beach in Barcelona, Spain.  Photo by Suzanne Ashour-Bailey, former ECHS Academic Success Center Program Advisor.

ECHSplorers is an International Educational Experience program that is exclusively available to ECHS alums. The program enables students to gain a global experience during a 10-14 day trip abroad with some of their best friends. Learn a new language, embrace a new culture, and taste new flavors!

Browse our page for more information about what

your trip abroad will be like, the application process, and upcoming trips!

This year's trip will take place from May 17-24, 2017!

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 London and Paris

ECHSplorers first launched during the Spring 2014 semester with a trip to two of the most influential cities in the world, London and Paris. Photographed above are the very first pioneers to take advantage of this unique opportunity, for some students this was their first time out of El Paso! Embarking on trips abroad has given students unforgettable memories to share back with everyone back at home, give the ECHSplorers program a shot and you will have your own stories to tell! 

Spain and Morroco

This past May 2015, students had the opportunity to explore beautiful scenery, see timeless architecture and art, and learn the culture and history that encompasses the countries of Spain and Morroco. The cities students visited include: Barcelona, Granada, Madrid, Seville, and Morroco. Below are some of the exciting things students were able to do while on their trip abroad!

  • Visit the Alhambra in Granada, a palace and fortress complex with roots dating back to the 9th century. 
  • Take a ferry from Spain to Morocco overseeing the Strait of Gilbraltar
  • Visit the Royal Palace and Prado Museum in Madrid
  • Visit mosques and cathedrals throughout Spain
  • Visit the sword making shop that made the swords for the "Lord of the Rings" movies in Toledo, Spain. 
  • Visit Tibedabo mountain overseeing Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea.

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