International Travel

Opportunities for expanding global education exist for students through the school’s travel abroad programs. Students immerse themselves in the language of the country in addition to learning about the country’s history and culture.

The World Languages Department travels to Spain, Italy, and France during alternate summer breaks. The History Department consistently travels to England and France, and visited China during the summer of 2016.

A student exchange program with our sister school, Saint Joseph Joshi Gakuen, in Tsu, Japan, has brought students to live with STA families and attend school for a year. During the summer of 2016, STA students traveled to Tsu, Japan, for two weeks to learn more about Japanese culture and education.

Spain - Easter 2018

Experience Holy Week/Easter in Spain, one of the most relevant cultural traditions of the holy season. Hosted by Dr. Liz Baker and Spanish teachers Julia Amigo, Julia Gargallo, Maria Angeles Garcia and Maria Laura Lopez, this tour will give students the opportunity to be safely immersed in the language and the culture of Spain. On this eight day trip, students will have a chance to explore the cities of Madrid, Avila, Segovia, and Toledo. They will tour world famous sites such as the Museums  of El  Prado, Reina Sofía and Thyssen, the Roman Aqueduct of Segovia, the Avila Medieval Walls, and the birth house of Saint Teresa.

London and Paris: "A Tale of Two Cities" Study Abroad - Summer 2018

The "A Tale of Two Cities Study Abroad" course is an actual study abroad:  Ten days in London and Paris, engaging in learning activities at places like the Victoria & Albert Museum, the British Library, the Charles Dickens Museum, and Shakespeare's Globe.  We will learn from these scholars to create primary research, which the student will turn into multimedia presentations for course credit.

La Belle France! (June, 2018)

French teacher Alice Amick is planning a 9-day trip with Passports Educational Travel open to French students and their family members, with Paris as the home base and excursions to the historic towns of St. Malo and Tours.  Highlights include Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower, a boat tour of Paris and many heritage sites, such as Versailles, Chartres Cathedral, the Abbey of St. Michel, the Bayeux Tapestry, the American Cemetery and the châteaux of Chambord and Chenonceau in the beautiful Loire Valley.  This flexible program provides a supportive framework (flights, transportation, centrally-located accommodations, all breakfasts and dinners, a tour assistant, etc).  Please contact Ms. Amick for further information and stay tuned for informational meetings!  Merci!


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