Virginia Episcopal School

VES is a co-ed college preparatory school for boarding and day students in grades 9 – 12. In our intentionally small, diverse and engaging community—260 young men and women and 40 faculty—we guide students to strive Toward Full Stature in their academic, ethical, spiritual and personal growth.

400 VES RoadLynchburg, Virginia24503

Travel & Enrichment

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

June 2020 | Erin Rupe and 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.

Italy: Spoleto Study Abroad Program

July 9-August 2

Virginia Episcopal School is an active member of a consortium of 11 schools across the country engaged with the Spoleto Study Abroad program—a three-week hands-on immersion program in the arts and humanities for high school students ages 15-19 interested in:

  • Chamber Music
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama
  • Photography
  • Screenwriting
  • Visual Arts
  • Vocal Music

Each year, our students have the opportunity to pursue academic and artistic interests through these exciting summer programs in Spoleto, Italy. 

Cost: The comprehensive fee for Spoleto Study Abroad is $6,500. This fee includes tuition for courses, meals, lodging, books, materials, entrance fees for group activities, and all field trip related transportation within Italy. Expenses not included are round-trip airfare to Rome, passport fees, travel insurance, and personal expenses.

Summer Language Immersion Experiences

This past summer, VES students studied abroad in Spain and China, developing their language skills and having transformative experiences that promoted independence, maturation and a global mindset. If you are interested in a summer language immersion experience, please contact Mr. Will Rhem, VES Coordinator of Global Initiatives, for information. 

Additionally, students interested in a summer immersive experience to learn Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Russian or Turkish are encouraged to visit NSLI-Y to learn more about this prestigious and selective overseas program.

Visit Guatemala with Faces & Our Cultures Program

Through the same program that brings our Guatemalan students to VES each year, students have an opportunity for a cultural exchange to visit Guatemala this summer. Choose two- to four-week experiences, ranging from $700-1100 (before airfare). It is an opportunity you won't want to miss! To learn more, read the message at the link below from program director Sandy Cardona, then connect with Mr. Will Rhem, VES Coordinator of Global Initiatives, to discuss your interest.