Travel Opportunities for 2018-19

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 2018-19. 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 Director of Stuart Center for Global Leadership, Matt Nink at mnink@lfanet.org or 847.615.3251.

Student Application For Non-Curricular Travel form

Civil Rights Tour of the South

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice

March 15 – 25, 2019
Approx. $2,250

Students can engage with the people, music, food, and the rich, deep culture of the American South, which is native to some of America’s most cherished writers. The group will visit and experience the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, AL.

This 10-day tour of historic landmarks will include the following: National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel; Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum; Birmingham Civil Rights Institute; 16th Street Baptist Church; Moundville Archeological Park; National Center for Civil and Human Rights; The King Center of Atlanta; International Civil Rights Walk of Fame; Muslim Center of Montgomery; National Voting Rights Museum; Aquarium of the Americas; Ogden Museum of Southern Art’ Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center; Natchez Pow Wow Festival; Beth Israel Congregation Jackson, MS.

For more information, please contact Director of Individual Philanthropy Garry Sloan at gsloan@lfanet.org.

Peru

Machu Picchu

Spring Break 2019
Approx. $3,400

A trip to Peru is a journey from the ancient to the modern. The sacred cities of the Inca (Cuzco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu) will provide students with an understanding of Incan culture. The highlight stop on this trip is one of the true wonders of the world: Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu itself is a stunning complex of buildings, clinging to the surrounding mountains, which overlook the Urubamba River. Students will have the opportunity to discover the diverse ecology of Peru venturing between the Andes Mountains and Lake Titicaca. They will have a chance to learn about and meet with the indigenous communities that live on the Uros islands. Finally, Lima provides an example of a vibrant and modern city with colonial architecture and some of the best food in Latin America! The trip will encompass a wide array of disciplines including history, anthropology, archaeology, sociology, ecology, and the arts.

For more information, please contact History Faculty Sam Wold at swold@lfanet.org.

HOS Symposium – Russia: Revolution and Resurgence

Spring Break 2019
Approx. $2,300 - $3,500

This 12-day experience in Russia will be a great learning opportunity for LFA students and teachers. The group will spend 4 days in St. Petersburg immersed in Russian language, culture, history, and politics. As a key port city, St. Petersburg is home to the Mariinsky Theatre hosting opera and ballet, and the State Russian Museum housing iconic works by Kandinsky. Afterwards, students Travel to Kaszan and learn about this important historical and economic region. Finally students will take the high-speed train to Moscow for three more days of exploring historical landmarks and modern marvels. As part of the annual Head of School Symposium, “Russia: Revolution and Resurgence, “ this promises to be an excellent trip.

For more information, please contact Director of Stuart Center for Global Leadership Matt Nink at mnink@lfanet.org.

France

Eiffel Tower at night

Two weeks in early June 2019
Approx. $4,300
Signup Deadline: November 1, 2019

Students will have a full week in Paris, taking in as much of the great historical, art, cultural, and culinary offerings of the city. During the second week, students will stay with a host family in the south of France, attending language classes in the morning, taking part in excursions as a group each afternoon, and then having dinner and improving their French with their host family each night. This trip is ideal for students studying French at any level who want to improve their skills in a fun, enriching immersion experience.

For more information, please contact Dean of Curriculum and Innovation, French Faculty Kristine Von Ogden at kvonogden@lfanet.org.

Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia

Siem Reap, Cambodia by Graham H, Pixabay

Mid June 2019
Open to current 9th, 10th and 11th grades at LFA.
Signup Deadline: November 1, 2019
Approx. $3,995

This 14-day experience will give LFA students a great overview of Asia, starting with a stop in Seoul and South Korea for 5 days. As an adventurer on this journey you will visit famous Changduk Palace, which is of the “Five Grand Palaces” of the Joseon Dynasty. After two days in Seoul, you will travel to Mount Seorak, which was named a UNESCO Biosphere preservation site due the many rare species in the national park. After this nature experience, you will travel to Andong to participate in a traditional “Hanji” paper-making class. From Korea, you will travel by air to Hanoi, Vietnam to experience the famous landmarks such as the Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, Pillar Pagoda, and the Temple of Literature--Vietnam’s First university. Then it is on to Ho Chi Mihn City, the countryside of Ben Tre and the Mekong river. You will experience a beautiful boat ride up the river to see coconut production facilities. Our final stop will be in Cambodia where we will start with Siem Reap, well known from the Tomb Raider movies. You will see wonderful Buddhist monasteries, the Victoria Gate and the Elephant Terrace where Angkor rulers would review returning armies. We will also tour the ancient Buddhist University of Preah Khan and finally get to experience Neak Pean, an island of temple sitting in the tranquil pools of an ancient reservoir.

For more information, please contact Modern & Classical Languages Faculty Ivy Jiang at yjiang@lfanet.org.

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