Student Travel Opportunities
Travel, both domestically and internationally is an important component to education. It is important for today’s students to be globally minded and one of the best ways to achieve this is through travel. Several departments at Mater Dei High School offer trips throughout the school year to give our students opportunities to see and experience the world that they have learned and read about. Through travel, students gain a global perspective and a strong independence that no other teaching method can impart.
At this time, the following trips are being offered and are enrolling travelers. Check back often as this page is updated as new trips are approved.
World Language Department Travel Opportunities
Language Immersion: Beijing-Shanghai – Spring 2020
The World Languages Department will be hosting its third educational and first language immersion tour to China in the Spring of 2020. This twelve-day trip to China is designed for all students in grades 9th through 12th, as a fully-packed, authentic, educational, cultural, and service oriented experience. Students will get to visit Beijing and Shanghai, take morning classes and put their knowledge to the test in the afternoons: students will participate in distinctive experimental learning opportunities such as hiking the Great Wall and restoring a part of it, taking a Tai Chi lesson, enjoying a tea tasting ceremony, riding a rickshaw through the old hutongs, partaking in lunch with a Chinese family, visiting a Chinese school and playing pingpong with students, buying fresh food at a local market and cooking it for dinner, taking the bullet train and riding a bike in Shanghai, as well as savor local Chinese food and snacks. This is a once in a life time opportunity for students to experience hands-on learning at its finest. Please email Mrs. Marsh at email@example.com for more information.
Upcoming Information Meeting: Thursday, September 5th at 6:00 pm in room 214
Nos Vamos a Madrid y Barcelona – Summer 2020
The World Languages Department will be hosting its first educational and language immersion tour to Spain in the summer of 2020. This twelve-day trip to Spain, Toledo, Segovia, and Barcelona is designed for all students in grades 9th through 11th, as a fully-packed, authentic, educational, cultural, and service oriented experience. (Seniors may request to attend). Students will participate in experiential activities such as taking a Flamenco dance lesson, cooking a Spanish meal, taking a bicycle ride through the old parts of Barcelona, visit the Prado museum, La Sagrada Familia, Park Gūel, Casa Mila- all Gaudi’s finest examples of his work; attend mass, take 15 hours of Spanish lessons in an accredited school, appreciate a Barça soccer game at Camp Nou, Barcelona, as well as savor delicious Spanish dishes such as paella. This is a once in a life time opportunity for students to experience hands-on learning at its finest. Please email Mrs. Marsh at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Upcoming Information Meeting: Thursday, September 12th at 6:00 pm in room 214