We have been to 3 School Visits thus far. One in Spain, one in Italy and one in Egypt.
Since we are returning to Egypt in a few weeks, one of the highlights will be hopefully access to the school again.
We enjoyed the children immensely in all of these countries.
For the Egypt trip, just go to the Dollar General Stores before your trip and stock up on all types of things mentioned, like Stickers, Crayons and/or Pencils and things to write on.
Last time everyone else brought these things, but I had a huge bag of candy, which of course the kids adored. Lollipops mostly and easy to carry in my suitcase as it was near Halloween then.
School visits are one of the grandest things about Grand Circle,in my opinion.
In Italy it was held in a Catholic Church, and the children sang for the group. So sweet.
In Spain the children were perhaps 10 yrs old - 12, and learning English, so each of us was assigned to one child and the child read to us from their english book. :)
We saw how well the children are treated unlike in America, because they each have a wonderful healthy breakfast and lunch served to them courtesy of the Govt. Toothbrushes and toothpaste included in their lockers. Very informative.
In Egypt, we took lots of happy photos with the children. This school was from ages about 6 to 13.