We believe in helping students become more engaged, conscientious citizens of the world. Designed in collaboration with All Saints’ faculty, our academic and service-oriented global study programs promote global understanding, foster deeper appreciation for cultures of the world, and challenge students to think critically about pressing global issues through experiential learning opportunities provided by international travel.
The Summer 2017 trip is noted below.
Locations: Italy, Greece and Turkey
The following trips have also been offered in recent years.
When you walk through the Roman Forum, climb the Acropolis in Athens, and visit the site of the Oracle at Delphi, you are among some of the world’s most historically significant ancient sites. But these countries offer more than just a trip to ancient times - students witnessed more recent history at the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel, the richly historical port city of Kusadasi in Turkey, and in the dramatic natural beauty of Capri and the Cyclades islands of Greece.
Location: San Sebastian, Spain
The All Saints' Episcopal School immersion program in beautiful San Sebastian, Spain gave students insight into Spain's language, culture and history from an insider's perspective. Students lived with another All Saints' student in a caring home stay family and attended classes in the morning to improve their Spanish skills. On the weekends students visited some of the country's most inspiring sights and cities where they experienced Spain's art, architecture, literature and history.
Location: Greece (eastern Aegean islands)
Operation Wallacea (Opwall) runs a series of biological and conservation management research programs in remote locations across the world. These expeditions are designed with specific wildlife conservation aims in mind – from identifying areas needing protection to implementing and assessing conservation management programs. Large teams of university academics who are specialists in various aspects of biodiversity or social and economic studies are concentrated at the target study sites giving volunteers the opportunity to work on a range of projects. The surveys result in a large number of publications in peer-reviewed journals each year, have resulted in 30 vertebrate species new to science being discovered, 4 ‘extinct’ species being re-discovered and $2 million levered from funding agencies to set up best practice management examples at study sites.
Locations: Bolivia, Cambodia, Kenya, Nepal, Nicaragua, Peru, Pine Ridge, and/or Tibet
Students Shoulder to Shoulder's (SStS) mission is to inspire high school students to engage in responsible global citizenship through online study, full immersion service programs, and public presentation. Imagine having an audience with the founder of a series of children's homes in Kenya or the chance to learn how education can help children orphaned by AIDS to take ownership of their own nation's development toward economic independence. Issues of housing, education, health, and fresh water are inextricably intertwined with development, stability, and independence. SStS programs explore issues through the lenses of politics, economics, culture, ethics, and geography.
Led by the Middle and Upper School Chaplain, students visited the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized, visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre where the rock where Jesus was crucified is enshrined, walked the Stations of the Cross, explored the Old City and experienced authentic Middle Eastern foods.