Travel Opportunities for 2017

Travel opportunities abound for our students for this year! With several destinations spread across the world, students can participate in a wide range of activities. Below, you will find a list of the travel offerings for 2017. For more information about any of these trips, please contact the faculty member leading the trip. Space is limited, so students must be sure to submit the application form, which requires both student and parent/guardian signatures. Please take note of the due date for each application. Additionally, the final cost depends ultimately on the number of students who participate. If you have any other questions about student travel in general, feel free to contact Asst. Dean of Academic Affairs/Director of Curriculum, Kristine Von Ogden at kvonogden@lfanet.org or 847.615.4893.

Washington, DC for the Presidential Inauguration

Jan. 18-21, 2017
Approx. $1550

  • Witness the 2017 Presidential Inauguration
  • Visit many national landmarks and historic places
  • Work with peers from other schools in a peace-building workshop
  • Click here for the application
    Contact Chris Dozois for more information

    Ghana Learning Adventure

    March 18-27, 2017
    Approx. $3500

    Explore Accra, spend time at the DuBois Center for PanAfrican Studies and meet with representatives from Right to Be Free and The Children in Need Centre

    Learn about cocoa production in Kuapa Kokoo

    Visit world heritage sights including the Cape Coast Castle and the Assin Manso Slave Mausoleum

    Experience an aerial hike at Kakum National Park

    Click here for the application
    Contact Sam Wold for more information

    Florida Everglades and Key West



    March 25 - April 1, 2017
    Approx. $2000

  • Explore the unique environment of Southern Florida
  • Experience the John Pennekamp coral reef state park for snorkeling, kayaking or paddle boarding in low country and mangroves
  • Visit Ernest Hemingway’s home, the Pérez Art Museum and the Maritime Museum


    Click here for the application
    Contact Kerry Cedergren for more information

  • Head of School Symposium Travel Experience to the Dominican Republic and Haiti

    March 18-29, 2017
    Approx. $2400

    • Explore the cultures, commerce and climate change in these two Caribbean countries.
    • Engage with professors, lawyers, medical students, high school and elementary students in both countries
    • Understand the legacies of slavery, women's rights, as well as the current social and political challenges
    • Community stays in Barahona (Haitian Batey) and Jarabocoa (Women's cooperative)
    • Reflect, hike, attend music festivals, explore museums, visit schools, swim, meet with government officials, and engage in service work in all locations

    Click here for the application
    Contact Matt Nink for more information



    Curricular Travel

    Students enrolled in AP Environmental Science, Le monde francophone, and Contemporary Culture and Civilization of Latin America are strongly encouraged to participate in the Spring Break Trips designed specifically for their class. The cost of Curricular Travel is covered by tuition. Stay tuned for more details during the first few weeks of class.



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