ACADEMIC TRAVEL

OLu administration is monitoring all school-sponsored trips, including Academic Travel, due to COVID-19. Trip changes will be noted under Upcoming Trips as appropriate.

WHY WE TRAVEL

OLu recognizes that when students venture to new places outside of their comfort zone, students can express the Gospel message they have internalized. The words of St. Francis of Assisi summarize our approach to Academic Travel: “Preach the gospel at all times, and if you need to, use words.”

In addition to expanding cultural knowledge, studies show that students who travel outside of their country of residence increase their curiosity, self-confidence, and their ability to succeed in life. Academic Travel through Orange Lutheran offers a unique opportunity for students to become global citizens.

SAFETY AND INNOVATION

Orange Lutheran is proud to partner with EF Educational Tours (EF), the world’s largest educational travel company, to provide a safe, fun, cost-effective, and transformative experience for students and their families.

To further aid in this effort, OLu has a Travel Coordinator who acts as a liaison between the school and EF. The Travel Coordinator also works closely with faculty and staff members who plan and chaperone academic travel to ensure that the specific needs of our constituents are met.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Students who travel abroad can receive .25 credits, along with a special designation placed on their transcript, that highlights their particular travel experience. This mark gives them concrete recognition for independent course work completed before, during, and after their academic travel.

UPCOMING TRIPS: 2020-22

2020

POSTPONED: Paris, Provence, and Barcelona – Spring Break
Faculty: Dawn Hamby, Steve Mattoon

POSTPONED: England, Scotland, and Ireland – Summer
Faculty: Matt & Angela Wingert

 

2021

Italy (Grand Tour)
Faculty: Bea Wakeling, Jeannie Mooney

Australia
Faculty: Savannah King, Tony Jones

 

2022

Peru – Spring Break
Faculty: Pilar Orellana, Dawn Hamby

Vietnam – Summer
Faculty: Daniel Vu

Luther’s Germany – Summer
Faculty: Pete & Jenny Lark, Jeannie Mooney, Matt & Angela Wingert

UPCOMING TRIPS: 2023-25

2023

Leadership Summit – Summer
Faculty: Todd & Rachel Eklund, Steve Mattoon

Paris and London – Summer
Faculty: Jeannie Mooney, Savannah King

 

2024

Greece or Costa Rica – Summer
Faculty: Pilar Orellana, Chelsey Everhart

Japan – Summer
Faculty: Andrea Betancourt, Matt & Angela Wingert

 

2025

Italy – Summer
Faculty: Dawn Hamby & Jeannie Mooney