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.

2021 Trips

Kalimera! Καλημέρα! Travel to Greece, the land of philosophers and mystics!  Students who travel on this trip will climb the Acropolis of Athens and explore the Temple of Athena. We will journey to the mountains of Delphi and ask the oracle for our fortunes! This trip includes a five-day cruise to some of the most magnificent islands in the world. Students will explore the natural beauty at Mykonos and Santorini and walk through the medieval Crusader town at Rhodes. The cruise will end in the Greek isle of Crete, where we will explore the archaeological ruins of the Labyrinth of Minotaur. Enjoy dancing, delicious Greek cuisine, and the beaches of the Aegean all on the Greece Trip 2021!

From the canals of Venice to the Colosseum of Rome, in artistic Florence and peaceful Assisi, craning your neck to see Michelangelo’s famed ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and shielding your eyes from the sun off the Gulf of Naples on your way to Capri, The Grand Tour of Italy offers sights, sounds, tastes, and experiences unlike any other in the world. Our itinerary will include stays in Venice, Florence, Assisi, Rome, and Sorrento. You’ll tour the Vatican Museums and the Basilica of St. Peter, have the opportunity to gaze upon the magnificent David, and toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to ensure you’ll return some day. Determine whether Rome’s pasta carbonara, the south’s famous pizza, or the north’s famous meats were the better meal and debate with your friends which of the countless gelaterias you encounter has the best selection. 

For information, to see the itinerary, and to enroll on this remarkable trip, you can visit and contact Dr. Parodi-Brown for information.

Join us for the tropical adventure of a lifetime as we explore the Andaman coast of Thailand spring 2021! Besides enjoying the picture-perfect views of the sea and stunning beach sunsets, we will be learning and discovering the local way of life through homestays with local families. We will have the chance to learn some Thai, partake in local arts are crafts and even cook authentic Thai food with the members of our host community! We will go snorkeling in the pristine turquoise water of the Andaman Sea and marvel at some of the world’s richest coral reefs. We will journey away from the coast to explore KhaoSok National Park, and discover the jungle wildlife through ranger-lead safaris both by day and by night! Our last few days will be spent in the Floating Bungalows of Cheow Lan Lake surrounded by towering limestone cliffs and jungle-clad hills, where we will swim, kayak, fish and relax while listening to the buzz of the jungle around us. All of this and more will be accomplished with the goal of sustainable, eco-based tourism where the only thing we leave behind is our new friends and fantastic memories. To  view a sample itinerary, please click here. If this sounds like paradise to you and you would like to find out more please see Ms. Chojnacki in STJ 9 or e-mail her at or Mrs. Benedict in STJ 6,

To view the trip presentation, please click here. The total cost of this trip is $3,600 with several payment options. 

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View Photos from the 2018 trip

View Photos from andaman discoveries

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.

Past Trips

Students in Australia
Group of students in Japan for Travel Abroad 2018
Group of students in Germany for Travel Abroad 2017
Students in China 2016
Students in Peru
Group of students in Spain for Travel Abroad 2018
Group of students in Greece for Travel Abroad 2017
Ireland & United Kingdom
Students in Dublin 2016
Students in Portugal
Group of students in Thailand for LEAP and Travel Abroad 2018
Group of students in Italy for Travel Abroad 2017