St. Teresa’s Academy proudly offers a multitude of global travel opportunities to help foster our mission of educating young women to think both critically and compassionately. Our goal is to encourage students to broaden their perspectives by exploring diverse cultures, communities, and viewpoints with the hope of cultivating both empathy and knowledge to be informed, just, and contributing global citizens.
This year, our catalogue of unique faculty led experiences includes:
School Sponsored Travel
Trips sponsored by St. Teresa's Academy that organize the travel itinerary, insurance, flight and payment to the school for the experience. These trips promote curricular or extracurricular content and align with the school's mission. These trips are sponsored by the Academy and those employed as chaperones.
CSJ Sister School Exchange: Le Puy En Velay, France: To Be Determined. Cost: $3,500
This trip takes us to the community of Le Puy En Velay, France, to visit students and families of St. Joseph School, founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1850. St. Teresa’s Academy students will be paired with a student from St. Joseph and reside with that family during their stay in France. Our primary goal is to build global partnerships with the many Sisters of St. Joseph schools around the world. Students will travel to Paris and Lyon while visiting the Motherland of the Sisters of St. Joseph. The cost of this trip is $3,500/student. This fee covers accommodations, flight, health insurance, excursions, and meals. A sister school exchange program with St. Joseph School in Le Puy En Velay, France, has been vital in continuing the legacy of the Sisters of St. Joseph and keeping their charisms alive. The congregation was founded in Le Puy in 1650. As part of the program, French students have traveled to Kansas City to live with STA families and attend school for two weeks out of the year. During the summer of 2017, STA students traveled to Le Puy for ten days to learn more about the history of the Sisters of St. Joseph. The program continues to offer STA students an opportunity to travel to the homeland of the Academy’s founders in odd-numbered years.
Contact: Barbara McCormick
Independently Sponsored Travel
Trips sponsored by a licensed tour company that organizes the travel itinerary, insurance, flight and payment contract for the experience. These travel/trip opportunities have been approved for marketing to STA students. The trip chaperones are agents of the licensed sponsoring tour company and not acting as employees of St. Teresa's Academy.
Costa Rica: May, 2021 (To Be Determined). Cost: To Be Determined
On this eight day trip, students will be able to learn and experience Costa Rica’s natural resources and culture. Students will learn how cocoa is harvested at Tirimbina Biological Reserve, they will take a boat tour in Palo Verde National Park, they will visit and see the raw natural beauty in Rincón de la Vieja and Palo Verde National Parks among many other activities.
Contact: Maria Laura Lopez Gonzales
"Paris in Depth" - France: June, 2021 (To Be Determined). Cost: Student - $4,120; Adult - $4,520
Bonjour! The 8-day "Paris in Depth" trip, planned for mid-June, 2021, is offered by EF Educational Tours. It is designed for STA students (whether or not enrolled in French) and their parents who enjoy exploring art, architecture, culture and history. We will focus on Paris, with its iconic monuments, museums and neighborhoods. An excursion to Chartres Cathedral and the Loire Valley will provide a broader vision of France.
Contact: Alice Amick
Best of the British Isles- Ireland, Scotland, and England: June 2021 (To Be Determined). Cost: $4,755
This 15-day adventure will take us to the sites of European power, such as the home of Mary Queen of Scots in Edinburgh Castle, and onto the hills and the Highlands of Scotland, over to the mystical waters where the Loch Ness monster lurks! We will be taking in Scottish culture, wildlife, and lore in Glasgow before taking the ferry over to the Northern Antrim coast of Ireland. We will visit the geological wonder Giant’s Causeway and travel along the coast before heading to the capital city of Dublin to visit the Book of Kells and Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and all the rich history of the streets. We will then extend the trip further by following the famous Ring of Kerry, which takes us from Galway along the southern coast of Ireland where we will be visiting the famous Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle and Stone, Kylemore Abbey, and then fly out of Dublin back to the states! If you would like to register for this trip, please visit: explorica.com/Stewart-9096
Contact: Alicia Stewart, Casey O'Flaherty
Click here to read about trips from previous years.