Global Travel Programs

Traveling to other countries embodies the mission of Louisville Collegiate School, as it enriches the educational experience for all who participate. Along with a fresh outlook on their own education, students report a marked growth in self-confidence, an overall increase in sophistication and a degree of language acquisition far exceeding what is possible in the classroom alone.

Two global trips ranging from 10-14 days will be offered each summer to students completing grades 8-12. These trips are open to all students regardless of the world language course they are enrolled in. The trips will be priced in the range of $3,500 – $4,500, depending on the location and service component. A four-year travel rotation has been established so families can plan ahead.

Summer 2018
Galapagos Islands in Ecuador
  • Summer 2018
  • Locations: Quito & Galapagos Islands
  • Faculty Chaperones: Emily Conn, Darcy Cleaver, Peter Karrer and Rosa Roma

In the summer of 2018, 26 Collegiate students, along with 4 chaperones will travel to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands are two destinations that have it all. From Quito’s mix of 300-year-old architecture with modern urban life to the array of flora and fauna that once inspired Charles Darwin on his travels through the Pacific, this will be a unique and memorable experience for everyone.

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Summer 2018
  • June 26 – July 8, 2018
  • Locations: Arusha and School of St. Jude
  • Faculty Chaperones: Ariana Shah, Lori Hendrix, Jon Arnold, Jim Schindler

The Tanzania trip will expose students to the extraordinary sights, sounds, and local culture of northern Tanzania. Following a full travel day to Africa, students will begin their adventure in Arusha. From there, we embark on a three-day safari which includes visits to Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park. Upon returning to Arusha, students will tour and explore the city, visit craft markets and an indigenous coffee farm, as well as venture out into the countryside to visit a Maasai Boma. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to visit a government school. While at The School of St. Jude, Collegiate’s partner school, the group will experience Art, Music, Physical Education classes, and community assemblies. While tourism is a significant component of this trip, students will have firsthand experiences interacting with the people of Tanzania and learning about a new culture.

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2019-2020 Global Travel

China – Spring 2019
Central Europe – Summer 2019
*United Kingdom – Summer 2019
*Available for Upper School students chosen from the drama department.

France – Summer 2020
Thailand – Summer 2020

Independent Study Opportunities
The Independent Study in World Language Immersion credit is a unique way to expand education beyond the classroom and to engage in meaningful cultural interactions. World language students that participate in a Chinese, French or Spanish language trip have the opportunity to receive credit for an independent study in World Language Immersion on their Collegiate transcript. The trips offer a distinctive experience involving elements of cultural immersion, the study of language, social services, art, family life, economics and everyday life. Students expand and deepen their knowledge of a topic through collaborative learning and an exploration of the diverse intellectual and cultural resources offered through this immersion experience. Students that would like to enroll in this course must complete an independent study application and submit to the Head of Upper School for approval.

This independent study supports global citizenship and is a unique way to expand education beyond the classroom, experience a new culture, a new lifestyle, and a new way of thinking. This experience can be in the form of a Collegiate global trip or another type of cultural immersion experience that meets the independent study requirements. The independent study offers an opportunity to study components (geographical, social, political, economic, government, religious and technological) of the culture and explore the diverse resources of other countries. This independent study takes places outside the school and home for 8-14 days and is supported by a faculty member. Students that would like to enroll in this course outside of Collegiate’s global trips must complete an independent study application and submit to the Head of Upper School for approval.