Each year, Delbarton students travel around the world to experience other cultures, serve others, perform, compete athletically and learn more about out global community.
- The Italian Experience
- Delbarton Adventures in France
- A British Odyssey
• Glenstal Abbey Exchange in Limerick, Ireland
• Summer Service and Study in Sant'Anselmo, Rome
• Benedictines of East Africa and Delbarton Students (BEADS)
• Delbarton Soccer International Travel
• Rosebank College Student Exchange in Australia
• Cultural and Language Immersion in Spain
• Delbarton in Germany: Exchange with Bildungszentrum Markdorf
• Full Summer Immersion Program in Spain
- The Italian Experience
- Delbarton Adventures in France
- A British Odyssey (New for 2015)
- Glenstal Abbey Exchange in Limerick, Ireland
- Summer Service and Study at Sant' Anselmo Monastery in Rome
- Benedictines of East Africa and Delbarton Students (BEADS)
- Delbarton Soccer International Travel
- Rosebank College Student Exchange in Australia
- Cultural and Language Immersion in Spain
- Delbarton in Germany: Exchange with Bildungszentrum Markdorf
- Full Summer Immersion Program in Spain
When: This trip usually runs the first two weeks of March (For 2014-2015, this trip will be in June
Where: Each year we visit one of Italy's three sections: North, Center, or South
Why: To fully immerse one's self in the real Italian experience, students of Italian Language must both appreciate the major sites as well as get off the beaten path and explore some of Italy's most rural and local treasures.
For more information, contact: Mr. DelGuercio (email@example.com) or Mr. Pieraccini (firstname.lastname@example.org)
When: Spring Break
Where: Paris and the countryside (In March of 2013, the students traveled to Paris, Provence and the Riviera including Monaco and in June of 2014, they traveled to Paris, south to the Loire Valley and then north to Brittany and Normandy.).
Why: These immersive trips allow the students to actively engage in French language through meaningful conversation with native speakers and open their eyes to the wonders French culture so uniquely offers. From history to art to food, the boys have the opportunity to authentically experience it all and thus understand why learning another language can be such an exciting journey.
For more information: Please contact Maureen Pearsall (email@example.com)
When: This trip usually runs the first week of March.
Where: Each year we visit London, Oxford, Edinburgh, and the Scottish Highlands.
Why: Instead of basing a student’s understanding of ‘British’ culture on London alone, A British Odyssey offers students a well-rounded experience of England and Scotland’s history, politics, literature, and cuisine.
For more information, contact: Mr. Brown at (firstname.lastname@example.org)
When: We depart late June for three weeks (Part I of the Exchange); then students from Ireland come three weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas Break (Part II)
Where: Students stay with various host families from Ireland and Delbarton.
Why: To create a cultural exchange between Delbarton School and Glenstal Abbey School
For more information, contact: Fr. Edward Seton Fittin, O.S.B. (Edward@delbarton.org).
When: Students can choose two weeks to a month to spend at the monastery during the summer.
Where: Italian students will stay in the beautiful monastery of Sant'Anselmo, downtown Rome.
Why: While working a few hours during the day to help maintain the monastery, students will also experience life in the Ancient City while honing their language skills in Italian, tailored to their level of proficiency.
For more information, contact: Fr. Elias (email@example.com)
When: BEADS usually runs the first two weeks after school ends.
Why: The trip seeks to fulfill the following goals:
* Establish relationships between Benedictine communities in Sub-Saharan Africa and Delbarton;
* Offer service for the apostolates of these Sub-Saharan Benedictine communities, especially their schools, catechizing of the poor, and assistance with the poor, the handicapped, and orphans;
* Allow our students to learn about Africa’s culture, politics, economic and social needs, giving them a greater global perspective.
For more information, contact Mr. Theroux (firstname.lastname@example.org)
When: Rosebank College students come to Delbarton in January, and Delbarton students go in July (for four weeks, dates are flexible)
Where: Rosebank College in Sydney, Australia
Why: This unique experience grants Delbarton students a chance to form lifelong friendships with other boys from Rosebank College, in Sydney, Australia, while experiencing a full-immersion stay with their partner’s host family!
For more information: Please contact Mr. Pieraccini (email@example.com) or Samantha Grant (firstname.lastname@example.org)
When: Mid--June after the school year
Where: Cities all over central and southern Spain, including Madrid,Toledo, Segovia, Sevilla, Granada, and more!
Why: The Delbarton trip to Spain is a cultural immersion trip that focuses on seeing and gaining a deeper understanding of Spain's major historical and culturally significant landmarks, cuisine, flamenco, art, and current political environment from Madrid through Southern Spain. Our journey follows the route of the Reconquest of Spain, starting with Madrid and ending in the last city to be taken back by the Spanish monarch, Granada. This allows students to clearly experience and thoroughly learn about the 800-year Moorish occupation of Spain, bearing witness to a rare fusion of Catholic and Muslim cultures as well as hear different accents.
History aside, students partake in practicing their Spanish as well as facets of authentic Spanish ways of life—specifically, hearing and acclimating to different accents within the language, the art of eating tapas, the commonality of the plaza, siestas, bull fighting, flamenco, and simply doing everything a few hours later than we do here in the US!
For more information: Please contact Ms. Serrano (email@example.com)
Where: the Bildungszentrum Markdorf, a German university prep school (Gymnasium) in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, near Lake Constance.
When: Every two years, in June. In alternate years 12 German students and 2 teachers visit for 2 weeks in March. Next trip – Germans arrive in March 2015; we go to Markdorf in June 2016.
Why: To promote cultural understanding; to learn/improve understanding of German in an authentic environment; to appreciate the history, culture, and natural beauty of Central Europe; to have fun! Highlights include: hiking in the Swiss Alps, sailing on Lake Constance, weekend trip to Munich, visiting the Mercedes Museum in Stuttgart, visiting “Mad King” Ludwig II’s castles, World Cup or European Cup public viewings & celebrations.
For more information: Please contact Mr. Kevin Conn (KConn@delbarton.org) or Mr. Jack Diffley (JDiffley@delbarton.org)
Where : Instituto San Pedro in Segovia, Spain
Why: Instituto San Pedro offers a great opportunity to master your Spanish language ability through a mostly practice-oriented stay. We study History, Architecture, Customs and most important: Language--while having "Tapas" and the best personal experience. You shall participate in one of the best programs offered by Spanish schools for High School students! Additionally, on weekend trips we visit Madrid, Sevilla, Granada, and Cordoba. NOS VEMOS EN SEGOVIA!!!!!
When: June 22nd to July 22nd
For more information, please contact Mr. Chema Martìn (firstname.lastname@example.org)