Ally Crutcher

International Leadership of Texas students have embarked on a learning journey across the state in the 2024 ILTexas Texas Road Scholars trip!

At ILTexas, the belief is that education needs to be reinforced with experience. Every year, the charter works to ensure that students have the opportunity to get outside the classroom, and participate in trips that bring their history books alive. 

On the 2024 ILTexas Texas Road Scholars trip, students will get a taste of history, state government and higher education. 7th graders from ILTexas DFW, Houston, College Station, and Liberty County campuses are taking a 5-day tour (May 13-17) across the state to locations such as the Alamo, the USS Lexington, NASA, the Texas State Capitol, and a variety of renowned college campuses.

Follow the journey across Texas below with daily recap photos and videos! 


On the first day, students got to tour the Texas State Capitol building and meet several lawmakers. In their interactions with Capitol Staff and State Representatives, they learned more about state government and the history of Texas politics. Day one also included a visit to the University of Texas at Austin college campus. 

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Day two consisted of students touring the Alamo in San Antonio. During their visit, students were able to see and experience a piece of Texas history about which they are studying in class. The Battle of the Alamo took place during Texas' war for independence from Mexico in 1836. In addition to the Alamo, students also visited the University of Texas San Antonio college campus, furthering the effort of ILTexas to expose students to higher education during their time at the charter. 

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On Day three of the students' tour across Texas, the group visited the USS Lexington, Texas A&M Site Campus and the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi. 



Day four brought the students to Houston, where they saw the NASA Space Center and the San Jacinto Battle Monument and Museum. 



Students spent their last day of the 2024 Texas Road Scholars trip in College Station. The group visited the Texas A&M University campus and the George W. Bush Presidential Center.