At Notre Dame Academy we understand the importance of embracing the world beyond our community, our borders, and our mindset. We believe in preparing our students to thrive in this diverse world by offering global programs to encourage social responsibility on behalf of global justice. Through challenging our students to think globally and connect with international communities, our goal is to promote better understanding of the world beyond the classroom.
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
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.
Service Immersion - Actively engages students 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 allows students the opportunity to experience school in a new culture and environment.
Cultural Experiences - Fosters an appreciation of the world around us while providing students the opportunity to travel to culturally diverse areas.
Coordinator of Global Education