St. George's Travel Opportunities

St. George's offers a number of travel opportunities for students, ranging from outdoor adventures with the St. George's Great Outdoors program to international trips focusing on language immersion and global awareness. Upcoming international trip options year are featured below. Many of our trip participants blog while traveling; to follow along visitour global adventures blog at: http://sgisglobal.edublogs.org/

Why travel around the world?

  • It is invigorating!
  • It will develop skills such as adaptability, resiliency, and perseverance.
  • You can learn economics, politics, history, environmental science, geography, and sociology firsthand!
  • You could further learn a language or spark interest in learning a new one.
  • It gives you a greater global perspective and helps you see how we are interconnected.
  • It gives you a chance to engage with people from cultures different from your own and grow in your appreciation of various cultures, ideas, and experiences.
  • It is challenging!
  • You might get to realize a dream you've always had!
  • You will eat new and exotic foods, while savoring new flavors and cuisines, expanding your palate!
  • It gives you an adventure you'll always remember.

Adapted from "17 Reasons Why Around the World Travel Is Good for You" (http://www.airtreks.com/ready/17-reasons-why-travel-is-good-for-you/) and the "Portrait of a St. George's Graduate."

Expenses for Trips

Outside of the comprehensive trip/program fee, the school encourages families to work with their student to help him/her contribute to the trip expenses and any optional personal purchases. Active participation in trip planning is a valuable way students can learn about currency exchange rates, budgeting, and the purchasing power of their toils. Members of the school staff and the families of past travel participants in the school's travel programs are great resources as well.

The school encourages families to work with their student to help him/her contribute to international travel trip expenses and any optional personal purchases. Active participation in trip planning is a valuable way students can learn about budgeting, the purchasing power of their toils, and currency exchange rates. Members of the school staff and the families of past travel participants in the school's travel programs are great resources as well.

The school currently does not have any financial aid funds available for international travel for students. If you would like to help make national and international study and travel experiences possible for a Gryphon student whose family might not otherwise be able to afford it please contact makeagift@sgis.org.

 

Upcoming Trips:

If you've ever thought about taking a trip to the South Pacific, here is your chance to check this one off of your bucket list! Ms. Erlandson, middle school American history teacher, will be leading a 12-day tour to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji in early June of 2018 (exact tour dates TBA) for students currently in 9th-12th grade. Fall enrollment is now open but will close on October 31. Enroll now to lock in the current price and reserve your spot on the tour. The price includes airfare and transportation, hotel accommodations, breakfasts and dinners, guided sightseeing tours led by expert local guides, museum entrance fees, and travel insurance. Parents are invited to sign up for the trip as well. Enrollment can be completed online through the EF tour website. If you have questions or for more information about this tour, please check out the tour website or contact Ms. Erlandson via email at terlandson@sgis.org.



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