At Notre Dame Academy we understand the importance of embracing the world beyond our community, our borders, and our mindset.
Essential self-discovery happens as students travel, embracing the diversity of the world around them. Students traveling abroad learn how to thrive with – and through – change. This is a lesson of a lifetime.
Our global programs inspire our students' moral imaginations as they look at teh world through the lens of social justice. Students connect with those they meet, gaining a new cultural competency. Travel opens their eyes to what they share with those they meet – and builds empathy as they see where they differ. Travel shapes our students as citizens of the world.
Service Immersion - Students actively engage in meaningful experiences that foster cultural awareness, global understanding, and social responsibility through service and reflection.
Academic Exchange - Partnering with Notre Dame schools around the world, students gain the opportunity to experience school in a new culture and environment.
Cultural Experiences - Students travel to areas of cultural significance, fostering a first-hand appreciation of our diverse world.
Quebec - February 2-4, 2024
Italy - Young Women's Leadership: February 16-24, 2024
Iceland - April 2024, 6 Days
Traveling with NDA was an adventure of a lifetime. I was able to immerse myself in the culture of Spain while making friendships and memories that will last forever. I now have the faith to believe in myself when something seems impossible! Marissa Gallotto ’17
France: 7-10-day immersion trip offered to French language students in levels 3-AP. Students live with a host family in a village outside of Paris while attending their host sister’s classes at the local high school. To conclude their trip, students visit Paris and its many historical and cultural sites.
Quebec: 3-4-day cultural experience to Quebec City.
Spain: 7-10-day immersion trip offered to Spanish language students in levels 3-AP. Students live with a host family in a village outside of Madrid while attending their host sister’s classes at the local high school. To conclude their trip, students will visit Spain’s capital, Madrid.
Costa Rica: 10-day service-immersion trip offered to Spanish language students in levels 3-AP. Students complete a service project for a community in a Costa Rican village while living in a homestay.
Italy: 7-day cultural experience to Italy. Students visit historical landmarks while traveling through Italy.
United Kingdom: 2.5-week exchange program with Notre Dame schools in Liverpool and Plymouth. Students participate in a homestay during their 10-day stay in Plymouth. Students travel to London for three days to conclude their trip.
Tanzania: 10-day service-immersion program offered to students in grades 11 and 12. Students complete a large scale service project for a community in a Tanzanian village while living in a homestay. The program includes a safari in Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater, home to lion, giraffe, zebra, elephant and rhinoceros.
Spain: Students walk the Way of St. James on a six day pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Students will be inspired by Spain’s rich culture, vast landscapes and charming villages as they are challenged mentally, physically and emotionally. Sight-seeing in Barcelona and Santiago de Compostela are included.
China: Students travel to Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai on an eight day exploration of landmark sights of ancient and modern China.
Belize:10-day service-immersion trip offered to students in grades 10-12. Students complete a service project for a community in a small rural village while living in a homestay.
Iceland: 6-day trip to discover STEM topics including stunning geological attractions.