With little more than a year and a half remaining in President Obama’s second term, the opportunities for additional taxpayer funded European getaways are beginning to dwindle.
And right on cue, the first lady’s office announced Thursday that Michelle Obama, accompanied by her mother, Marian Robinson, and her daughters, will embark on a girls-only European jaunt beginning June 15, according to The Hill.
Obama will promote several of her initiatives during the summer trip — to make it official business, of course.
The Hill reported the first lady will travel to London to push her “Let Girls Learn” initiative, a collaborative effort with the Peace Corps to expand access to education for adolescent girls around the world — she previously visited Japan and Cambodia in pursuit of this initiative.
Italy is next on the itinerary, with trips to Milan and Vicenza.
The first lady will lead a presidential delegation to the Milan Expo 2015 as part of her “Let’s Move” initiative to curb childhood obesity, and then on to Vicenza, where she’ll meet with American service members stationed there to promote her “Joining Forces” initiative.
Amid all the hard work, the Obama women will squeeze in a “cultural” visit to Venice.
The summer trip will be the third visit to Europe for Obama and her daughters.
In 2010, Obama and her youngest daughter, Sasha, vacationed at a luxury resort on Spain’s southern Mediterranean coast, and in 2013, the family visited Northern Ireland while her husband attended the G8 Summit.
The family will return on June 21.
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