Travel Abroad

Every year, current Marianapolis students have the ability to take their education abroad during Spring Break. 
The Marianapolis Travel Abroad Program builds students’ character through enriching educational tours that promote cultural discovery and foster responsible global citizenship. These tours challenge students to build independence and develop intercultural competence as they engage with distinct cultures from around the world, encouraging students to critically think about their own experiences and compassionately consider the experiences of others.

2020 Trips

Travel from the peaks of the Alpine mountains to the Rhine River Valley for Spring Break 2020! Be inspired by the beautiful architecture of the medieval cities of Vienna, Salzburg, and Munich. We will travel through the Tyrol region and view the pristine lakes and snowy peaks of Switzerland. Travel back in time to noble Heidelberg and Neuschwanstein castles. We will also learn the history of the Holocaust and visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. This tour will be a combination of extraordinary landscapes, picturesque cities, and fun and excitement! Grab your passport and get ready to stamp Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Lichtenstein into the pages and into your hearts! If you have any questions, waltz or yodel at Mr. Gustavson in STJ3 or email him at Auf wiedersehen!

From the Gothic Notre Dame and the stunning stained glass of the Sainte Chapelle through the iconic palace of the legendary French court, Versaille and papal palaces of Auvignon to Gaudí's unique Sagrada Familia and colorful Parc Guell, diversity rules on this multi-faceted exploration. In Paris, the Louvre wows you with the vastness of its collection, while in Barcelona the Picasso museum provides a more focused experience. Notre Dame Cathedral and La Sagrada Familia's surreal façade are both unforgettable in their own distinct ways. Picturesque Provence adds yet another perspective. See Mr. Parodi-Brown or email him at with any questions.


Community development in Peru's mountain villages spring break trip March 2019

High up in the mountains where rolling greens lead to snow-capped peaks, you’ll journey into the remote villages surrounding Cuzco. As you explore the heart of Inca civilization, you’ll learn how locals preserve history, art and heritage, while also gaining insight into the challenges they face. Working together with community members, you’ll build long-term solutions to support economic sustainability, agriculture and access to education. As you foster meaningful relationships within the community, you’ll celebrate customs and help empower a village for generations to come. Join us for a 10 day trip to Peru in which we will explore Lima, Cuzco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu. For more information feel free to reach out to the lead chaperone, Monika Chojnacki at


Discover Portugal spring break trip abroad march 2019

Portugal is a land with a long history, a rich culture, landmarks of faith, and incredible food.  We'll visit Lisbon, like Rome a city built on seven hills, we'll see the stunning Palace of Sintra, the opulent University of Coimbra, we'll stand on the edge of the world, and we'll walk where millions believe Mary appeared to three shepherd children just over 100 years ago.  

Take a River cruise along the Douro, taste a Belem cake in the capital, and take photos of a location known to locals as the Mouth of Hell!  Visit Portugal for a once in a lifetime experience filled with excitement and memories. 

For more information feel free to reach out to the lead chaperone, Joseph Parodi-Brown at


Sydney to the great barrier reef spring break travel abroad trip march 2019

In Sydney’s Rocks District, revisit that historic moment when European settlers first came ashore 200 years ago. Cruise Sydney Harbor and learn about Australia's convict past at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Travel from the far south of the continent up the scenic coast, learn about Australia’s amazingly diverse marine biology. Visit pristine beaches and feed dolphins on Moreton Island, and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef. This is nature’s largest living organism, home to 400 kinds of coral and 1,500 species of fish. Explore Taroga Zoo and learn about the distinct animal species that call Australia home. For more information feel free to reach out to the lead chaperone, Abraham Gustavson at

Past Trips


Group of students in Japan for Travel Abroad 2018
Group of students in Spain for Travel Abroad 2018
Group of students in Thailand for LEAP and Travel Abroad 2018


Group of students in Germany for Travel Abroad 2017
Group of students in Greece for Travel Abroad 2017
Group of students in Italy for Travel Abroad 2017


Students in China 2016
Ireland & United Kingdom
Students in Dublin 2016