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DeLaSalle students literally traveled the world over the summer, expanding their knowledge of biological ecosystems in Costa Rica and studying 20th century Irish history and literature.

Both trips occurred through DeLaSalle’s Global Advantage program.


Students learned traditional Irish dances, stepped into centuries-old castles, and literally tried their hand at Gaelic games like hurling. The trip exposed students to biblical manuscripts hand drawn by Scottish monks and rough drafts of famous literary works penned by Irish authors like William Butler Yeats.

Just like students on the Global Advantage trip to Italy in 2013, students on this year’s Ireland trip could earn college credit for the course through a partnership with Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Costa Rica

Twenty-two students, led by DeLaSalle teachers Colleen Williams-Freier and Paul Sczepanski, spent more than a week studying Costa Rica’s diverse ecosystem as they learned about the country’s environment and wildlife and how they connect to Costa Rica’s economic development.

DeLaSalle again partnered with Hamline University, which provided students with the opportunity to earn college credit for their work.