Mount St. Mary regularly offers several travel opportunities, both domestic and international, to its students throughout the year. These trips provide Mount girls with the unique opportunity to expand their learning, experience different parts of the world, and enhance their global awareness.
Close Up takes students to Washington, D.C., to give them an up-close look at government in action. Highlights of the week-long adventure include touring monuments, meeting key political figures, hearing from panels, and interacting with other students from around the country. Close Up shows students firsthand what they’ve learned in class and gives them the opportunity to fully experience our nation’s capital as well as consider their roles in our political system today and in the future.
For students wanting to travel beyond our nation’s borders, the Belles Abroad travel program explores various countries, languages, and cultures throughout the world. Each summer it partners with EF Educational Tours to offer an international class trip open to Mount’s newest class of graduates and rising seniors. During this class trip, students visit major sites as well as immerse themselves in the language and culture through various activities, whether it’s perfume making in France or tracing their roots back to the ancient Romans. Recent trips have included stops in the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Scotland, and England. Travelers on the trip being planned for Summer 2020 will get to experience Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Austria.
Belles Abroad has also begun offering an additional international travel opportunity during spring break that is open to the entire student body. Typically service-oriented in nature, the next trip in the works is to the Dominican Republic in March 2020 where students will discover the wonders of marine life and what they can do to help preserve it.