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DeLaSalle students can learn about the rich history of Italy and Nicaragua and earn academic credit in the summer of 2018 through two academic travel courses in the Global Advantage Program.

“Art and Lasallian Leadership” in Italy

Highlights of this June 7-16 trip include a papal audience and Mass, tours of landmarks like the Vatican, Roman Colosseum and Spanish Steps, and exploring historic Florence, Turin and Tuscany. The trip costs $3,850 and students can earn DeLaSalle credit.

View the trip brochure here

“Liberation Theology” in Nicaragua

The trip introduces students to social and political movements in Nicaragua, including a women’s cooperative, a local school, and the world’s only restaurant staffed entirely by the deaf. Students will travel July 19-30 and the trip costs $3,880. Students may earn academic college from Augsburg University.

DeLaSalle students will meet and interact with students from Lasallian schools in both countries. Eligible tenth and eleventh grade students will receive an email during Christmas Break with a link to apply for the courses.

Editor’s note: The previously communicated “Liberation Theology” course in Nicaragua will not be held this year due to low registration numbers.

Application Process

Students in the Class of 2019 and 2020 received an email January 11 with a link to apply for the academic travel opportunity. Applications are due by February 2.

A copy of the application is available here.

As students and families consider this decision, please note that young women may apply by April 1 for a one-time grant up to $500 through the Ann Bancroft Foundation’s “Dare to Dream” grant program. Click here for more information and the grant application.

All DeLaSalle students may volunteer through the Islander Foundation and apply those funds to help pay for trip expenses.

Alumni and Friends Trips to France, Mexico

The Global Advantage Program will also lead two trips for alumni and friends next summer. Social Studies teacher Brad Casey will lead a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico June 12-19, while Social Studies teacher and alum, Martin Marrin ‘77, will lead a trip to Paris, France June 19-27.

These trips are part of the Global Advantage Program’s efforts to prepare for academic travel courses in these locations in 2019. DeLaSalle alumni are invited to join teachers in getting a lay of the land in these environments while exploring travel and educational sites, meeting and connecting with local Lasallian schools, and determining the best accommodations and routes for a school group. Alumni participation will help raise scholarship money for students who need financial assistance to travel.

Editor’s note: The previously communicated alumni and friends trips to France and Mexico will not be held this year due to low registration numbers.