International Travel

Opportunities for expanding global education exist for students through the school’s travel abroad programs. Students immerse themselves in the language of the country in addition to learning about the country’s history and culture.

The World Languages Department travels to Spain, Italy, and France during alternate summer breaks. The History Department consistently travels to England and France, and visited China during the summer of 2016.

A student exchange program with our sister school, Saint Joseph Joshi Gakuen, in Tsu, Japan, has brought students to live with STA families and attend school for a year. During the summer of 2016, STA students traveled to Tsu, Japan, for two weeks to learn more about Japanese culture and education.

Jerusalem Farm, KC Service Immersion Week - June 3-9, 2018

High school groups are invited to immerse themselves in a week-long service retreat experience centered around Prayer, Community, Service and Simplicity. During this time you will live at the Farm, while going out each day to serve in the surrounding neighborhoods of Northeast Kansas City.

Spain - Easter 2018

Experience Holy Week/Easter in Spain, one of the most relevant cultural traditions of the holy season. Hosted by Dr. Liz Baker and Spanish teachers Julia Amigo, Julia Gargallo, Maria Angeles Garcia and Maria Laura Lopez, this tour will give students the opportunity to be safely immersed in the language and the culture of Spain. On this eight day trip, students will have a chance to explore the cities of Madrid, Avila, Segovia, and Toledo. They will tour world famous sites such as the Museums  of El  Prado, Reina Sofía and Thyssen, the Roman Aqueduct of Segovia, the Avila Medieval Walls, and the birth house of Saint Teresa.

London and Paris: "A Tale of Two Cities" Study Abroad - June 9-22, 2018

The "A Tale of Two Cities Study Abroad" course is an actual study abroad:  Ten days in London and Paris, engaging in learning activities at places like the Victoria & Albert Museum, the British Library, the Charles Dickens Museum, and Shakespeare's Globe.  We will learn from these scholars to create primary research, which the student will turn into multimedia presentations for course credit.

Site of Central Europe - June 11-22, 2018

Come explore the sites of Central Europe in the summer of 2018 with teachers Alicia Stewart, Anne Papineau, Casey O'Flaherty, and Kelly Scott from the Social Studies and Art Departments.

This 12 day trip will venture through 4 countries and 6 cities.  The tour will begin in Budapest, Hungary move to Vienna, Austria before heading through the countryside to Cesky Krumlov and Prague in the Czech Republic.  Continuing on to Germany and the cities of Munich of Berlin.

This trip connects the ancient with the modern visiting cities that were part of the Holy Roman Empire, Austrian-Hungarian Empire, and fought over in WWI and WWII.  We will explore palaces (Royal Palace Budapest), parliaments (Reichstag Berlin), art (Vienna Opera House), culture (Jewish Quarter in Prague), and religion (Matthius Church Budapest).  We will also be taking a day to truly experience history with a visit to Dachau one of the largest WWII concentration camps in Germany.

Pilgrimage Trip - June 24-July 6, 2018

Immersion trip to Italy (Rome, Florence, Siena, Vernazza, and Milan) with experiential learning element. Students enrolled in the Literature & Pilgrimage and AP Literature courses. This trip is led by STA teachers Michael Sanem and Kelly Fast.

Click here to read about trips from previous years.