Trips & Travel Opportunities

Each year, the Upper School sponsors international travel opportunities as a way for students to gain an appreciation for other cultures, practice foreign languages, expand their knowledge of world history, absorb local customs and concepts, while challenging comfort zones and embracing a greater sense of global awareness.

The trips, which are led by faculty, vary in length and kind—some include home stays with families, others emphasize touring and hotel stays; while the Spanish, French, Chinese, and Russian trips are part of established school exchange programs.

Some of the foreign trips take place during the School’s two-week break in March; some take place in the summer.

We are proud to be able to offer financial assistance for trips each year. Financial Assistance for trips is only provided to families that currently receive aid for tuition. There is no separate application to request aid for a trip. Simply request aid via your responses on the Trip Application Form. For more information or questions regarding assistance please contact Colleen O'Connor at

Science: Thailand

Educational Science focus (Chiang Mai, Chiang Rei)

When: March 16-25, 2018

Prerequisites: Open to all students. Adventurous students encouraged.

Contact: Ms. Conway (

Arabic: Morocco Photo Expedition

When: March 17-24, 2018

Where: Morocco

Prerequisites: Arabic students encouraged. Open to all students.

Contact: Ms. Amani Abu Shakra (

Art History: Italy: Venice

When: March 16-25, 2018

Where: Study Greco-Roman, Early and Middle Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque art and monuments in Venice, Ravenna, Padua, and Vicenza.

Prerequisites: Open to Art History students only.

Contact: Mr. Leith (

Athletic Trips: Team Specific

What: This year, the following teams are anticipating a trip over March Break:

      • Baseball
      • Sailing
      • Tennis: Boys
      • Golf

When: Generally the second week of Spring Break

Where: All trips vary on location

Prerequisites: Open to players of any level.
*participation in the trip is not required to play at the Varsity level

Latin: Italy: Rome

When: March 17-25, 2018

Where: Rome and Southern Italy

Prerequisites: Open to students studying Latin or has taken at least two years of Latin in the US.

Contact: Mr. Walter Young (

Russia Exchange: Russia

When: June 9-23, 2018

Where: Russia, specific information avail from the Trip Leader

Prerequisites: Russian students encouraged. Open to all students.

Contact: Mr. Walker (

Community Service: Ecuador

This Community Service trip to Ecuador will include building bamboo houses for victims of the 2016 earthquake, visiting various cities and towns and interacting with Ecuadorian children. It is open to everyone. Spanish is not required but useful.

When: June 10th to the 20th
Where: Ecuador - Quito city tour; Santo Domingo bamboo farm tour; Tonsupa Beach building bamboo houses; Mindo Cloud Forest for fun and interacting with local children.

French Exchange: Not avail in 2018


Location: TBD

Dates: TBD

Type: Exchange: Homestay and excursions

Trip Leader: Cecile Roucher-Greenberg

Prerequisite: Students currently studying French (any level) or bilingual student

Spanish Exchange: Not avail in 2018


Location: TBD

Dates: TBD

Type: Exchange (home stays)

Trip Leader: Carrie Rose

Prerequisite: Spanish spreaking student (any level) or bilingual student

China Exchange: Not avail in 2018


When: TBD

Where: TBD

Prerequisites: Chinese students encouraged. Open to all students.

Contact: Mr. Yang (

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