Twelve students and four teachers traveled to Arusha, Tanzania, June 26 to July 8, to visit and work with students at the School of St. Jude (above right). Our partnership with the School of St. Jude is in its 5th year and was created by Ed and Cindy Skarbek. They are alumni parents and Cindy is a former Trustee. Thank you, Ed and Cindy, what a fantastic opportunity for our students to practice global citizenship! The trip also included an amazing three-day safari through several of East Africa’s most beautiful national parks (above left), a visit to an organic coffee plantation, a tour through a snake and reptile park, and a visit to a traditional Maasai village.
Twenty-six students and four faculty members traveled to Ecuador where they visited the capital city, Quito, and three of the Galapagos Islands (San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, and Isabella), June 7-15. Favorite experiences included snorkeling with giant sea turtles and sea lions, exploring Quito’s colonial downtown, and balancing an egg on the Equator. The slower pace of life, the Ecuadorian people, and the camaraderie that developed between the students and faculty fueled a once-in-a-lifetime experience riddled with unforgettable memories. Pictured above: the group on the last night in the Galapagos on Santa Cruz Island before heading back to Quito.