Academics

Travel & Enrichment Opportunities

Through VES' Travel & Enrichment program we seek to broaden our perspectives and expand the four walls of our classrooms by partnering with schools in other countries and providing service learning experiences abroad.



Thanksgiving Break 2019 Travel


Come Spend Thanksgiving in NYC with Two Native New Yorkers


Kevin Gates and Caitlin Unterman
Approximate cost is $1800 - $2500
 for 6 days 
 
Boasting more sites and attractions per square
mile than almost any other location, New York has something for everyone and offers a look into the unique melting pot culture of the United States. The first portion of the trip will focus on a Wall Street experience and the second portion will be spent exploring the rich culture of New York.

* Trip price includes chaperones and train fare.


Spring Break 2020 Travel



Martinique: A Rugged Carribbean Island, Part of the Lesser Antilles


Erin Rupe and Adam White 
Approximate cost is 
$4000* for 10 days 
 
An overseas region of France, its culture reflects a distinctive blend of French and West Indian influences. Its largest town, Fort-de-France, features steep hills, narrow streets and La Savane—a garden bordered by shopsand cafes. In the garden is a statue of island native Joséphine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. Students will enjoy the island through creole market treasure hunts, local cooking classes, catamaran snorkeling tours, historical and nature tours, horseback riding and many more activities!

* Trip price includes chaperones and airfare.



Greece: Ancient Ruins, Modern Culture and Natural Beauty on the Aegean Sea


Larissa and Jason Knebel 
Approximate cost is 
$4100* for 10 days 
 
The cradle of western civilization in the modern world, Greece maintains a fine balance of the ancient and the contemporary. From agricultural plains of olives and figs to spectacular sunsets over volcanic landscapes, the natural beauty of Greece is diverse and picturesque.

* Trip price includes chaperones and airfare.


Summer 2020 Travel



Guatemala: Service Learning and Cultural Exploration in the Land of Eternal Spring

Chaplain Adam White 
Approximate cost is $1,800 - $2,000* for 7 days
 
This program will allow students to live in the Mayan community in the Highlands of Guatemala where they will help families build stoves. Students will also visit a coffee plantation, chocolate factory, Mayan ruins and the resort city of Antigua. 

* All trip prices include chaperones and airfare.
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