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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.

Trinity Prep Travel | Upcoming Trips



Iceland 2022

If you dream of visiting other planets, but doubt you could afford space travel, then Iceland is for you. Iceland is so environmentally diverse, you will wonder how everything you see could all be on the same island. The landscapes are so stunning, you will question how your surroundings can possibly be real. On this adventurous trip we will be moving, hiking, even climbing, as we visit hot springs, geysers, boiling mud pots, volcanic lava fields, as well as a glacier. We will walk behind powerful waterfalls, explore black sand beaches, and watch adorable puffins clowning around on the rocks. We will also enjoy adventures into Iceland's amazing culinary offerings. We will end the trip with a relaxing visit to Blue Lagoon to float in the hot, mineral infused waters. Email Mrs. Walker at for more information. 



London & Scotland 2022

Janine Papin is once again taking students to participate in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland summer of 2022! The American High School Theatre Festival (AHSTF) was developed to allow performing arts students and directors to showcase their skills on an international stage. The festival provides an amazing educational opportunity for participants to experience, firsthand, the world-renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest Fringe Festival in the world! The two week trip begins with a few days in London where the students sightsee and take in a show or two on the West End and at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. We then travel to Edinburgh. There we perform a show, learn about history while visiting castles, lochs, the highlands and lowlands, famous landmarks, and watch amazing international performances. This is a life changing experience and is open for anyone who wants to participate with the production either on or off stage. The play will be rehearsed and performed at TPS during the spring semester. Email Ms. Papin at for more information. 



Machu Picchu and the Amazon
Photo Expedition 2022

Join Trinity Prep’s photography teacher Ryan Bowden on his 10th global photography excursion with Rustic Pathways. Get your cameras charged and prepare to travel from the base of the Andes Mountains into the Amazon rainforest on this unforgettable adventure across Peru while developing a portfolio that captures the diversity of the country and reflects your skills as a photographer. Fly into the Andean Mountains to photograph majestic peaks, deep valleys, glacial lakes, and experience the grandeur of Machu Picchu in the early morning mist before descending into the Amazon jungle for a journey through dozens of picturesque microclimates. Photograph wildlife and the ecological diversity of Peru while immersing yourself in Peruvian culture, meeting the people who call it home, and honing your photography skills in real-time with our experienced photography leaders. All students, regardless of photographic skills, are welcome to join this program. From novice to expert, students will hone their skills, learn from expert guides, and capture memorable moments that only Peru can provide. Email Mr. Bowden at for more information. 

The Ellis Award, sponsored by the Trinity Parents Organization and funded by the Trinity Auction, can help fund your travel dreams.

The Ellis Award is applied to any international, faculty-sponsored trip in the 2021-22 school year. All upper school students are invited to apply. Funds are raised by the biennial Trinity Auction. There is no foreign language requirement, and seniors may apply for this award to be used for spring break trips only.

Applications are due Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 3 p.m. to Ms. Rizzo in the Upper School office, located in Stuart Hall. More information can be found by viewing the Ellis Award Procedures

Past Trips



In March of 2018, Mr. Milsten, Mrs. Walker, and Mr. McGimsey led 28 students on a historical and cultural tour of Japan. Beginning in the very modern and busy Tokyo, where they spent an afternoon with a Sumo wrestler, they filled their afternoons with exploration, and their evenings with delicious Japanese fare. The students traveled by speed train to Kyoto, finding it filled with Shinto shrines, Buddhist temples, imperial palaces, and mystic gardens.

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.


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.