Travel & Enrichment
Through VES' Travel & Enrichment program we seek to broaden students' perspectives and expand the four walls of our classrooms by providing travel, cultural and service learning experiences in the U.S. and abroad.
Each year, VES offers faculty-led cultural immersion programs over Thanksgiving and Spring Breaks and during the summer. Recently, students have traveled to Africa, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, China, England, Ireland, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, Guatemala and Guadeloupe.
VES students who want to deepen their passion and understanding in the arts may take their talents overseas to Spoleto, Italy, and participate in the Spoleto Study Abroad Program, a three-week intensive program offering classes in visual art, photography, vocal music, drama, instrumental music and filmmaking. Our students have the opportunity to participate in this program as VES is one of only 11 schools in the Spoleto Consortium.
These experiences help students to step outside their comfort zones and transform their lives. Students acquire depth unmatched by other travel experiences—they assemble new perspectives and become aware of their own identity as it relates to the larger world; build confidence; connect with people who are different while they discover their shared humanity; and return with a renewed sense of curiosity, inspiration and motivation.
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.