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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

Greece & the Aegean

Summer 2019

Nikos Kazantzakis wrote, “Happy is the man, I thought, who, before dying, has the good fortune to sail the Aegean Sea.” In June, William Milsten will be leading a student trip to Greece and the Aegean Sea. This fourteen day tour is private and customized; we will only travel with Trinity Prep students, and will not share busses, hotels, and dinners with students from other high schools. The trip, Mr. Milsten’s sixth taking TPS students to Greece, was planned, every detail, by Mr. Milsten in coordination with and through the advice of his tour guide friends in Greece. Click here to see a video of TPS students highlighting the places we will visit.


The students will discover thaumazo, (Θαυμάζω) meaning ‘to wonder,’ ‘to be astonished,’ as they begin their trip exploring Athens. In Athens the noisy bustle of the Plaka will provide the backdrop to our climb up to the top of the Acropolis where we will visit the Temple to Athena, the Parthenon. We will explore the Temple of Zeus, Olympic Stadium, the Archeological museum. Mount Likavitos will provide the students with an unmatched view of Athens at night, a view of the Acropolis from above, surrounded by the wine-dark Aegean. In Delphi a private guide will help the students to explore Greek religion and philosophy while walking through the ruins. The students will visit an Olive farm in the Amfissa Valley. In Meteora, the students will be guests in an active Orthodox monastery, situated on a perilous cliff. In Mykonos the students will enjoy the cool breezes of the Aegean as they walk amongst white-washed shops. In Samos they will find themselves, “listening to the rustle of their sail cloths and the gentle lapping of their oars… and lain alongside Pythagoras watching him study the myriad of triangles in the constellations twinkling above us.” In Patmos they will learn about St. John and his Apocalypse. They will go swimming in Rhodes, with Turkey in the background, but only after visiting the cliffside temples at Lindos. In Knossos in Crete, the student will walk the paths of the Minotaur and Theseus. Santorini’s, majestic cliffs will be reached only by donkey (or cable car), as the students find themselves precariously on the rim of an active volcano. The students will finish their journey with a dinner at the Temple of Poseidon, at Cape Sounion. “Place me on Sunium's marbled steep, where nothing, save the waves and I, may hear our mutual murmurs sweep…”


For more information, email Mr. Milsten at milstenw@trinityprep.org.

Summer 2019 10 days
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India & the Himalayas

Summer 2019

Join Trinity Prep’s Photography teacher Ryan Bowden on a journey through the incredible world of India! Women in vibrant saris fill your camera frames, vendors bargain in the city marketplaces, and a colorful mix of cultures and religions blends together. India is the perfect place for a photography adventure, and 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. 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 on a hunt for the perfect image.


All students, regardless of photography skill, are welcome to join this program. From novice to expert, point and shoot to digital SLR, students will be able to hone their skills, learn from the expert guides, and capture memorable moments that only India can provide. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience the best of India! Check out the trip website to enroll and see some of the places you will go. Please email Mr. Bowden at bowdenr@trinityprep.org with any questions.

Summer 2019 12 days
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South Africa

Summer 2019

Cape Town is a coastal city in South Africa. It is the capital and primate city of the Western Cape province. It forms part of the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality. Located on the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town is the oldest urban area in South Africa. Cape Town is not only a popular international tourist destination in South Africa, but Africa as a whole. This is due to its mild climate, natural setting, and well-developed infrastructure.


There will be two information sessions for you to learn more about the summer trip to Cape Town. If you and your student still be interested in traveling to Cape Town this summer, I invite you to join me at one of the information sessions.


  • Monday, October 1 at 7 p.m. in the Kelly Kranze room
  • Thursday, October 4 at 3 p.m. in the Science Discovery Room in Brokaw

Please RSVP using this form.

Summer 2019 14 days
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Ireland and England

Trip InfoGallerySpring Break 2019


Mrs. Walker is taking students on a private, custom tour to Ireland and England, for eleven days over Spring Break 2019. Our adventure starts in Ireland, where we will see some of the most spectacular and breathtaking views on this planet; the Cliffs of Moher, where the famous cave scene from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was filmed; the scenic Ring of Kerry; and the amazing beach of hexagonal columns and stepping stones that make up the Giant’s Causeway . We will be in Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day to enjoy the parades and festivities! We are also going to Belfast, where we will enjoy a walking tour about the “Troubles” in Ireland. We will take an overnight ferry from Belfast to Liverpool, where we will tour The Beatles Story museum. Then it’s off on the train to London. We will see all of London - the Tower of London, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Notting Hill and Kensington, the list goes on and on. Plenty of free time in London allows us to visit and explore the street markets, restaurants, shops, theater, who knows, maybe even a Premier League game! View the itinerary and email Mrs. Walker at walkerd@trinityprep.org for more details.


Spring Break 2019 11 days
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Past Trips

Spring 2018

Japan

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.
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 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 Parents' Organization can help fund your travel dreams.

The Ellis Award is applied to any international, faculty-sponsored trip in the 2018-19 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 Catherine McWhorter to learn more about this award.

Applications are due Thursday, Sept. 20 by 3 p.m. to Catherine McWhorter in the Admission and Tuition Assistance office.