LFA Co-Curricular Travel
The Stuart Center for Global Leadership offers co-curricular travel experiences that foster global perspectives and meet multiple learning outcomes: improved language capabilities, a deeper understanding of human rights, exposure to global economics/comparative politics, and the expression of religious and cultural values.
These field experiences extend the work LFA is already doing in global pluralism and multicultural understanding. These out-of-context experiences offer students the chance to build lifelong habits and workplace skills in empathy, critical thinking, and social action.
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United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Dates: March 13-21, 2021
Estimated Cost $4,100 (enrollment dependent)
Enjoy the most luxurious tourist destinations in the world while studying the culture and ancient history of the Middle East with a visit to the three largest cities in the United Arab Emirates: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. Witness the tallest building in the world, visit the Bedouin Heritage Village, and ride camels through the desert, all the while enjoying the souks, mosques, and camels of these dazzling cosmopolitan cities. While exploring Emirati culture, take a visit to Ferrari World theme park where the world's fastest roller coaster in the world is, go snow tubing down an indoor mountain, and go off-roading in the desert. Take a closer look at a region that dictates the global economy as a member of OPEC all while exploring a new part of the world!
Spring Break 2019
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.
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.
Two weeks in early June 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.
Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia
Mid June 2019
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.