Travel Opportunities for 2017-18

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 2017-18. 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 or 847.615.4893.

Head of School Symposium Travel Experience : Inquiry, Imagination and Innovation

  • More information will be available in the fall about the Head of School Symposium Trip. Check back in August!

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.

Skiing in Whistler - History of the First Nation (Canada)

March 17-24, 2018
Approx. $2500

  • Ski in Whistler and Blackcomb and toboggan in the Olympic Village
  • Visit the first National Museum in Squamish
  • Hike the infamous Chief Trail
  • Click here for the application
    Contact Diane Cooper for more information

    History in Eastern Europe

    March 17-28, 2018
    Approx. $3400

    Take in Berlin, visit Checkpoint Charlie, the Topography of Terror Meseum, and remnants of the Berlin Wall

    Experience the Bohemian spirit in Prague, from St. Vitus Cathedral and the City of 100 Hundred Spires bridge to the 15th century astronomical clock

    Witness the history of Poland with tours of Auschwitz, Birkenau, and Krakow and then on to Budapest

    Click here for the application
    Contact Jessica Gimbel for more information


    March 17-24, 2018
    Approx. $3500

  • Experience much of what is studied in both World History l and English 9
  • Take in Athens, visit the Acropolis, the Greek Parliament and the Parthenon
  • Visit Deplhi and the Oracle Site, and spend time in Epidauros and Corinth

    Click here for the application
    Contact Bill Murphy for more information

  • Tahiti and Moorea Adventure

    March 17-26, 2018
    Approx. $3275

    Learn about and participate in Marine Conservation

    Participate in a cultural exchange in Moorea with a French Polynesian school (also prior to departure)

    Visit the Astronomer's Society, Paul Gaugin Museum, and hike around Fa'arumai waterfalls

    Click here for the application
    Contact Kathryn Schoeberlein for more information

    Taiwan & Singapore

    March 17-28, 2018
    Approx. $2800

    Experience the history, economy, and education system of Singapore

    Participate in service work with local non-profit centers and local schools

    Learn about the religious systems in Malaysia and Indonesia

    Click here for the application
    Contact Yue Chen for more information

    Summer in Guatemala and Nicaragua

    June 12-19, 2018
    Approx. $1500

    Experience Mayan Culture through environmental service

    Learn about the history and language of one of the largest indigenous communities in the Americas

    Complete a service project using agro-forestry methods focusing on preventing mudslides, reducing erosion, and providing more nutritious crops

    Click here for the application
    Contact Tameka Carter for more information

    Summer in Iceland

    June, 2018
    Approx. $2000

    Camp and hike along the Ring Road

    Participate in an Icelandic Cultural Exchange with the International School in Reykjavik

    Visit World Heritage sites

    Click here for the application
    Contact Kathryn Schoeberlein for more information

    Summer in Tanzania and Kenya

    June 5-17, 2018
    Approx. $3200

    Visit to International School in Moshi

    Game drive and community service at the Ngorongoro Crater

    Retreat center in Kenya

    Click here for the application
    Contact Aloyce Lekuton for more information

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