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.
Embark on an odyssey to the Greek Islands. Students will experience the history and culture of this ancient and modern land. Athens will be our first destination. Students will climb to the Acropolis, visit the Olympic stadium, and explore food and shopping in the Plaka district. The trip then heads north to Delphi to consult the oracle and south to the Peloponnese, to the land of the Spartans. The final leg of our journey will be a three-day cruise around the Cyclades. Beautiful Mykonos and Santorini will no doubt be a highlight of this maritime adventure. Students will engage in ancient history, learn how to cook in the Greek style and enjoy the wonderful warm climate of the Mediterranean on this Marianapolis Abroad trip.
Discover all the natural beauty and wonder that Costa Rica has to offer in this active and exciting tour. Students will encounter our planet’s endless geological drama in action, from the Arenal Volcano to the thunderous La Fortuna Waterfall. We'll enjoy a chocolate tasting as we learn how cocoa is harvested at Tirimbina Biological Reserve and experience the thrill of whitewater rafting on the Sarapiquí River. Over on the Pacific Coast, students will splendor in the raw natural beauty of Rincón de la Vieja and Palo Verde National Parks.
The Marianapolis trip to Central Europe includes visits to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Students will explore the cities of Vienna, Lucerne, and Munich. Students will experience the Glockenspiel in Munich, in the spectacular Alpine mountains of Switzerland, at the fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein, the images and atmosphere conjure up ancient stories and fables. Modern and medieval history will be a focus of the trip and students will develop a deeper understanding of past Germanic identities up to the contemporary understanding of what it means to be European in the 21st century.