Travel is proven to broaden the mind, enrich the soul and educate us about new places and other cultures. The Saint Mary’s School educational travel program is designed to provide students with experiential opportunities that build empathy and compassion for others. In turn, when students return to campus their experiences enrich our Saint Mary’s community. We believe these experiences build important skills like cross-cultural intelligence, communication, growth mindset and create globally competent leaders for today and tomorrow. The program is designed to provide students with a range of experiences from which students may choose, including service trips, academic exchanges, cultural excursions and history trips.
Trips are offered throughout the academic year and during the summer. Most of our educational travel offerings are school-sponsored trips, however there are also trips organized in partnership with other schools or sanctioned by Saint Mary's. Deadlines for all travel opportunities come in the early fall, so planning ahead is important when considering a travel experience.
Educational Travel Opportunities
Current educational travel opportunities include:
Exploring lava tunnels, waterfalls, lagoons, and more, while learning about the unique environmental features of this island. Particular focus on STEM and environmental education.
French Language Exchange
Open to French students in any grade. Students travel to Institution des Chartreux in June and stay with host families. Saint Mary's welcomes students from this school to our campus in the spring.
Santa Fe Artists' Retreat
Students immerse themselves into the eclectic artists' community in the American Southwest. A balance of visual and performing arts will be offered.