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 2018 Travel

Spend Thanksgiving Enjoying New York City Like a Local

Mrs. Chelsea and Mr. Joshua Miller
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. 

* Trip price includes chaperones and train fare.

Christmas Break 2018 Travel

The VES Glee Club and Vocal Ensemble Perform in London International Choral Festival

Debbie Burton, Director of Fine and Performing Arts 
pproximate cost is $3500* for 8 days | December 27 - January 3
The Virginia Episcopal School Glee Club and Vocal Ensemble have been invited to participate in the London International Choral Festival. We will sing in a choir performance in Westminster Central Hall and will present two other concert performances in venues such as Southwark Cathedral, St John’s, Smith Square and Cardogan Hall.

* Cost will be dependent on the number of participants. Includes round trip airfare, hotel, tours, breakfast and dinner.

Winter Break 2019 Travel

Learn Environmental Stewardship and Develop Leadership Skills in New Hampshire

Mr. Jake Barton
Approximate cost is $600
 for 5 days | 
Students will spend several days and nights learning to live outdoors in the wilds of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. We’ll explore this winter wonderland entirely on foot, with all the supplies we’ll need carried on our backs. No prior camping experience is needed; that said, this adventure will require grit, optimism and a willingness to push yourself. It will be cold; it will be windy; it will be awesome! 

* Trip price includes chaperones and airfare.

Spring Break 2019 Travel

Explore Mountain, Coastal and Rain Forest Regions in Peru

Dr. and Mr. Knebel
Approximate cost is 
$4000* for 10 days | 
Students will interact with local indigenous community members and have the opportunity to learn from them. They will explore the dynamics of development and tourism through a socio-historical lens. Exploring and observing the ancient structures present in this part of the world will give students unique insight into the history of agriculture in the Andes Mountains. Students also will test the limits of their non-verbal skills and practice their Spanish. (Spanish language not required.)

* Trip price includes chaperones and airfare.

Fall in Love with Spain: Madrid to Costa del Sol

Mrs. Amanda and Mr. Will Rhem
Approximate cost is $3300
* for 8-9 days | 
Students will explore many of the highlights of Spain and its charming culture. They will have the opportunity to stroll down cobblestone streets, visit museums, palaces, mosques and cathedrals, sip coffee in outdoor cafes, and eat delicious Spanish cuisine. Students will spend time at the end of the trip relaxing on sunny beaches in the south of Spain. (Spanish not required).

* Trip price includes chaperones and airfare.

Summer 2019 Travel

Immerse Yourself in Educational Adventure and Service in Kenya & Uganda

Mr. Will Greene, Mr. Will Rhem and Mrs. Amy Koudelka
Approximate cost is $4700* for 20 days | 20 students maximum | June Dates TBA
Join us for this 20-day service and cultural immersion trip. We will be working with the Elewana Education Project in western rural Kenya and Hands of Love International in eastern Uganda, partnering with a rural Kenyan high school (Katakwa Secondary School) for much of the trip.

* Trip price includes chaperones and airfare.

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