• De La Salle Scholars Trip to Peru in 2017

Traveling the World

Each year, St. John's students have the opportunity to travel abroad on school-sponsored trips to explore a range of cultures around the world.

Recent international destinations have included:
  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • Czech Republic
  • Greece
  • Peru
  • Scotland
  • France 
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Costa Rica
  • Nicaragua

International Experiences


The senior De La Salle Scholars traveled to Germany, Switzerland and the Czech Republic during spring break.

During spring break, the Language Department traveled to Spain, France and Switzerland, where students had the opportunity to explore the cities of Barcelona, Marseille, and Geneva. Students experienced the rich culture of these cities through visits to places such as the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, the studio of artist Paul Cézanne, and the Chateaus of Lake Geneva. We hope to broaden our horizons and come back to end the school year reinvigorated by our travels!

Scholars Trips

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  • Mount Pilatus and Lucerne

    An early morning bus ride brought students and faculty to the base of Mount Pilatus, a mountain in the alps of central Switzerland.
  • Neuschwanstein

    The Scholars had an early start to the morning, with a wake up call at 6:30 am in an effort to be on time for their fairytale coming to life.
  • Münich

    Bavaria is the only Catholic state in Germany. As such, I was pleasantly surprised to see how distinct Bavarian culture is from the rest of the nation.
  • Prague and Dachau

    Monday morning, we woke up to a beautiful view of the city of Prague and a great local breakfast.
  • Dresden and Prague

    We woke up early to drive from Berlin down to Dresden, which gave us a chance to sleep.
  • Berlin

    Our first day in Berlin was taken up by a lot of traveling. After an exhausting plane and bus ride, we finally arrived in the great capital of Germany.
  • Arrival

    And they’re off! The senior De La Salle Scholars have landed in Germany for Spring Break. They will also travel to the Czech Republic and Switzerland. Let the adventure begin!

Spring Break Trips

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  • Lake Geneva

    For the last day of our European expedition, we drove through a scenic route along the Swiss Alps towards a medieval castle on Lake Geneva.
  • Geneva

    We left Marseille early and began our trip to Switzerland by train.
  • Aix-en-Provence

    Today we visited Paul Cézanne’s home and studio. He was a beloved painter of Aix-en-Provence, a village close to Marseille.
  • Barcelona to Marseille

    Today was a travel day. We left Barcelona in the morning and began our trip to Marseille, France.
  • Barcelona

    The past two days were fitted into a tight schedule, but today was a relaxing day where we could enjoy Barcelona at a more leisurely pace.
  • Barcelona

    Waking up may have been a challenge, but I think we all managed. Regardless of being able to focus or not, day two went off without a hitch. Our first stop was the Museu Picasso, the Museum of Picasso.
  • Barcelona

    Traveling is a lot. You’d expect that a seven-hour flight overnight would be the perfect time for rest and relaxation. However, for most students, those long hours were left wide awake. This made day one an interesting experience.
  • Arrival

    Our travelers have arrived in Barcelona!

French Exchange Program

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  • Blérancourt and Normandy

    We started off our day visiting the Franco-American War museum in Blérancourt. There we were able to see many pieces of art and memorabilia from World War I and World War II. After that, we went to the Château at Pierrefonds.
  • Bastogne and Reims

    Yesterday we were back at school with our hosts. Everyone is pretty scattered throughout the school on these days, and we all follow different schedules. Mr. Mancabelli and Mr. Sipowitz were able to join us today and have lunch at the school. They had a nice tour before leaving and headed on to prepare for our arrival in Reims.
  • Paris Continued

    Wednesday night we finished our evening by seeing the Eiffel Tower at night! We walked more than 30,000 steps on Wednesday, so we were all ready to go to bed by the end of the day.

Costa Rica & Nicaragua

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  • Final Day

    On our last full day in Costa Rica, we made our way to San Jose with a couple of stops.
  • Arenal Region

    Today, we got an early start on the road to drive over to the Arenal Region, with some pit stops along the way.
  • Costa Rica

    Today’s trip to Costa Rica was very nice. Getting used to the hot weather in Nicaragua was a difficult process, but it was a nice transition to Costa Rica.


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  • Final family photo in the Munich airport

    Day 10

    Today we woke up at 2:00 am! We awoke to dark skies and a sense of sadness, since we would be leaving on a plane home soon.
  • Family photo with the Temple of Poseidon in the background

    Day 9

    Today we got up at 6:00 am and had breakfast on the boat. We had already packed all our luggage the night before, so disembarking was a breeze.
  • Day 8

    On the final day of our cruise, we started our day by waking up at 6:00 in the morning and headed out for the island of Crete.