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Each year Trinity Prep students have the chance to travel the world on one of many exciting trips led by our teachers. From photo documentary workshops in Southeast Asia to the tropical beaches of Fiji, there is no horizon we won’t chase.

Upcoming Trips

Japan

Trip InfoGallerySpring Break 2018

In a world overrun by globalization, constant and overwhelming interconnectivity, and alienation to nature, Japan remains a bastion of originality, uniqueness, and self-reflection. Japan breaks students away from their trivial and never-ending distractions by connecting them to what really matters in Japanese culture: nature, self-reflection, and connectedness to those with you. World history teacher William Milsten and Psychology and Theater teacher Donna Walker will be taking students to Japan for Spring Break. A video of some of the experiences we will have can be seen here by clicking this link. This trip was planned by Mr. Milsten from his previous travel experience in Japan; his pictures from that trip can be seen by clicking here. The trip begins in Tokyo; in the middle of the most modern city in the world, the Imperial Palace Plaza, the Meji Shrine, and the Asakusa Kanno will bring us back to the ancient. We will go on a scavenger hunt in Akihabara, experience Sumo wrestlers, and enjoy the best sushi in the world. We will visit the Hachimangu Shrine, and take a boat ride at Hakone for a spectacular look at Mount Fuji. After a Bullet Train Ride, we will visit Kyoto, the Imperial Capital of Japan for the last one thousand years. There we will visit tea houses, watch a Kimono show, quietly visit the Gold Pavilion, and walk through Nijo Castle. We will meet Geishas and Maikos, visit Okawara Castle, walk through the Fushimi Inari Shrine and see the stone foxes. We will walk through the Bamboo Forest in Arashiyama, and of course visit the monkeys. Our last days will be spent in Koyasan, where we will stay in a Buddhist monastery, eat only vegetarian meals, and visit 800,000 graves including the graves of many of Japan’s most important figures from history. Email Mr. Milsten or Mrs. Walker for more detailed explanations of the trip.

Spring Break 2018 10 days
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Iceland

Trip InfoGallerySpring Break 2017

A tour in spectacular Iceland will be offered by Paula Phillips and Whitney Lehman, Trinity Prep science teachers, over spring break 2017. Iceland is a land of geothermal activity, waterfalls, black sand beaches, icebergs, mountains, and breathtaking scenery. The six-day trip begins in Reykjavik and continues to Thingvillir, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are drifting apart. Photo opportunities include the Gullfoss, or “Golden Falls,” and the Great Geysir, which gave its name to all geysers. We will learn about greenhouses that run on geothermal energy and the impact of a volcanic eruption on farming. The next stop is Glacier Valley, visiting more famous waterfalls and hiking on a glacier. Our adventure culminates with a stop at the official residence of the president, more geothermal wonders, and finally, a dip in the hot, mineral-rich waters of Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon. At this time of year, there is a high probability of seeing the Northern Lights. So pack your camera and warm clothes (it will be cold!) and join this incredible trip. For more information, email Mrs. Lehman at lehmanw@trinityprep.org.

Spring Break 2017 6 days
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Germany and Austria

Trip InfoGallerySpring Break 2017

Christina Carter and Maureen May are taking students on a tour of Austria and Germany for eight days over Spring Break 2017 (est. March 20-28). We will tour Vienna and visit Schonbrunn Palace, which is the former residence of the imperial family. We will then perform in Vienna before moving on to Salzburg to indulge in the beauty of Mozart’s birthplace. After an evening steeped in musical heritage, we will transfer to Munich, Germany, for a tour of the city and an excursion to Neuschwanstein, the “castle of the fairy-tale king" which was the original model for Cinderella’s castle. We also perform in the Munich area before moving on to the quaint town of Heidelberg, Germany, where we will explore the Baroque-style old town and visit a castle on the Neckar River. We are planning an opera house visit in either Vienna or Munich, and plan to enjoy a few live musical experiences along the way. For more information, email either Mrs. Carter at carterc@trinityprep.org or Mrs. May at maym@trinityprep.org.

Spring Break 2017 8 days
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Paris

Trip InfoGallerySummer 2017

Spend eight days immersed in the beauty and splendor of Paris, the city of lights. During your journey, you’ll get a taste of Parisian style as you ride down the Champs-Élysées. A walking tour of Paris will bring the city alive as you visit Notre Dame’s cathedral, Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Eiffel Tower. Connect with artistic masterpieces as you take a stroll through the Louvre, home of the Mona Lisa, and Musee d’Orsay. You’ll travel to Louis XIV’s extravagant Versailles, the quaint village that hosts Monet’s Giverny. You’ll take a trip through the French countryside to visit the magnificent medieval cathedral of Chartres and beautiful renaissance castle Chenonceau along the Loire river. On this expertly guided tour, you will explore the beauty and splendor of Paris in depth and delight in the tastes of authentic Parisian fare. For more information, visit this website or contact Madame Spallone at spallonev@trinityprep.org or Ms. Ferguson at fergusond@trinityprep.org.

Summer 2017 8 days
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India and the Himalayas

Trip InfoGallerySummer 2017

Join Trinity Prep’s photography teacher Ryan Bowden and history teacher William Milsten on a 16-day photography and touring adventure through the Himalayan Mountains and rural India! From the bustling city streets of Delhi to the nomadic, yak-herding villages of Northern India, your trip will introduce you to cosmopolitan cities and rural hamlets. You will capture exotic lands and fascinating cultures through your viewfinder as you venture into the Himalayas, a land of secluded lakes, snow-capped mountains, and vibrant green fields. In city marketplaces, a colorful mix of cultures and religions blends together. Whether you are a seasoned pro or still getting used to the feel of your camera, our experienced photography leaders will help you develop and expand your skills. This trip is open to any Trinity student 15 years old or older. For more information, check out this website or contact Ryan Bowden at bowdenr@trinityprep.org.

Summer 2017 16 days
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Past Trips

Summer 2015

Southeast Asia

Students captured the sights of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam on this traveling photo workshop. In Cambodia, they shot bustling Phnom Penh, experienced the intricate temples of Angkor Wat, and stayed in a floating village homestay. In Vietnam, they toured the city of Hanoi and its surrounding villages. In Laos they explored the beautiful town of Luang Prabang, gave alms to monks, and rode elephants — all while practicing their skills with professional photographers.
Summer 2015

Japan

In June of 2015, Ms. Ferguson led 22 people on a cultural tour of Japan. They began their journey in Hakone, traveling north through Kyoto and Kamakura, ending their trip in Tokyo. Along the way they traversed through ancient bamboo forests, Shinto shrines, and bustling city streets, indulging in culinary masterpieces.
Summer 2011

Turkey

The beauty of the Trinity Prep Istanbul trips lies in complete immersion. The students jump outside of tourist areas to eat with the Turks. Eating Iskender Kebob while sipping tea and listening to the call to prayer booming from hundreds of minarets surely reminds you that you aren't home. Turkish baths and eating baklava with every meal, all while enjoying the architecture of Byzantium and the Ottomans, are experiences that arrive once in a lifetime.

Ellis Award for International Travel

The generous Trinity Prep Parent's Organization can help fund your travel dreams.

The Ellis Award is applied to any international, faculty-sponsored trip in the 2016-17 school year. All upper school students are invited to apply. Funds are raised by the annual Bloomingdale’s Shopping Day event in December. There is no foreign language requirement, and seniors may apply for this award to be used for spring break trips only. Contact Kimberly Trammell at trammellk@trinityprep.org to learn more about this award.

Applications due: Sept. 22, 2017, 3 p.m.

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