Winter Term Travel

Our 2022Trips

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  • Costa Rica Service + Cultural Immersion (NEW for 2022!)

    Cost: $3,225
    Number: 16 Students
    Duration: 9 days 
     
    Heredia is a refreshingly pleasant and relaxed Costa Rican city filled with enjoyable parks, lively plazas, and surprising history. Heredia is a great location for the student looking for a truly unique Costa Rica experience. Students stay in Heredia but will be volunteering in the village of La Carpio. The service project is determined before departure. Depending on the needs of the community, students will participate in a variety of volunteer activities. Trip participants will have the opportunity to both do service and have an authentic cultural experience. 
  • Quito and the Galapagos (New for 2022!) 

    Cost: $4,899 
    Number: 16 Students
    Duration: 9 days 
     
    Ecuador is a democratic republic in South America that straddles the equator. It is a presidential republic and became independent in 1830. Quito is the capital city, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for having the best-preserved and least altered historic center in Latin America. Ecuador is home to a great variety of species, and students will explore their habitats in the Galapagos. 
     
  • European World War II and Holocaust Trip: Germany and Poland

    Cost: $4,860
    Number: 14 Students
    Duration: 12 days 

    The purpose of this educational excursion is to expose students to a variety of interesting, educational, and historical experiences that will last a lifetime. Stepping outside of the traditional classroom, students will be exposed to European culture surrounding WWII, ranging from visiting memorials to concentration camps to museums. Throughout this trip, students will gain a better understanding of the world at large while gaining an appreciation of the gravity of this tremendously difficult time in our world’s history.
     
  • Madrid, Spain Exchange

    Cost: $2,999
    Number: 12 Students
    Duration: 2 Weeks
     
    This will be our sixth exchange with our sister school, Highlands El Encinar. In Madrid, students will have the opportunity to experience school life in Madrid by attending classes and making new friends. Students will have a chance to improve their Spanish (or learn Spanish) and make lifelong friends. In Madrid, students will be staying with an exchange student’s family. Students who participate in this exchange will have the opportunity to host a Spanish student from Highlands in the spring of 2022. Outside of school, students will go on excursions, including the Royal Palace, Prado Museum, Plaza Mayor, and more! Students will also have the opportunity to see southern Spain with a trip to *Andalucia and the city of Cordoba (*Subject to change.) 

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