Through exploration of other countries, cultures, and communities, we encourage students to develop a deep understanding of humanity as a whole—because understanding breeds compassion, and compassion will make us strong, wise, and kind leaders.
Traveling the world takes courage–the ability to put aside fear and take the first steps to be brave.
The trip to Italy was an incredible opportunity to learn, grow, and connect with students from across our school. We were able to experience the history and culture of Italy firsthand, but more importantly, we were able to build relationships that will last a lifetime. I believe that these kinds of experiences are crucial for developing the kind of global leadership skills that can help us create a better world for everyone.
- Jaeyoung Jung '23
Language Immersion Trips
Germany (March 2023)
Spain (July 2023)
Saint Blaise Abbey, was a Benedictine monastery in the village of St. Blasien in the Black Forest in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is now part of the well-known Jesuit college, the Kolleg St. Blasien.
At the "Residenz," the residence quarter, seat of the Bavarian kings located in München, which is the capital and most populous city of the Free State of Bavaria.
The Senior AP German students spent their spring break in Germany. Highlights were visiting Kolleg St. Blasien, a Jesuit boarding school in the Black Forest, exploring beautiful München and the exciting capital, Berlin. The students met with locals, talking to many young people almost 100% in German.
Mrs. Erika McGinn, German Teacher
Global Scholars is a group of students who focus on global travel, discourse and academia. Students participate in seminars on a variety of interdisciplinary topics that culminate in a trip: a capstone experience and further cementing participants as academically, globally, and spiritually competent men. Global Scholars selects students for their compassion, academic excellence, and commitment to global citizenship.
Italy (March 2023)
During Spring Break 2023, participants embarked on a trip to Italy where they saw some of the great monuments of the ancient world and Catholic faith while exploring the natural sciences, discussing engineering applications, growing in their understanding of the Jesuit tradition, engaging in discourse on environmental concern and social justice, and investigating the applications of history, art, and the Classics.
France ( March 2024)
Montreal (March 2025)
The Colosseum in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. It is the largest ancient amphitheatre ever built, and is still the largest standing amphitheatre in the world, despite its age.
Our Global Scholars were in Italy learning about the rich history, art, and culture of the country. They went to The Scrovegni Chapel, in Padua.
The 2023 Global Scholars Italy trip was one of the best experiences I have ever had. It was great to have some of my friends join me on this trip, and make close bonds with new people. Ms. Russel and Mr. Rothenberg made an amazing itinerary where we traveled to new places and saw new ways of living. The most profound experience I had was in Venice. I think that it is so cool that there are no cars in the city, and gondolas are the best means of transportation, along with walking. This experience sparked my curiosity for traveling to places around the world to see the different ways people live. I am going on the Buenos Aires Prep trip over the summer because of this realization.
Andrew Porto '26
International Relations Club Cultural Trip
Central Europe (March 2023)
The International Relations Club on their annual Spring Break voyage — the went to see the Crown Jewels of Central Europe: Vienna, Prague, Krakow and Budapest. In this photo, the GP Hoyas enjoyed time in Vienna, Austria and the history, residence, and grounds of Schönbrunn Palace (“Austrian Versailles”) - the summer residence of the Hapsburgs.
The International Relations Club enjoys a gorgeous day in Prague, Czech Republic taking in the Clementinum, lovely and historic Old Town, Powder Tower and the Prague Castle - the seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia.
Athletic Trips (March 2023)
Rugby went to Ireland
Baseball went to IMG Academy in Florida
Golf went to Florida
Tennis went to Florida
Lacrosse went to North Carolina
The JV and Varsity Rugby teams, with several team parents, traveled to Ireland. The teams competed against Gonzaga College SJ and Belvedere College (both Jesuit schools in Dublin). The teams also toured Trinity College and several other sites.
Members of the Varsity Golf team experienced play at a few courses on the east coast of Florida. One highlight was playing at The Dye Preserve Golf Club with Prep alumni and PGA tour golfers Denny McCarthy ’11 and Brendan Peel ’14.
Argentina Immersion Experience (June 2023)
Ignatian Faculty Formation
Camino Ignaciano (June 2023)
Ignatian Student Formation Travel
World Youth Day in Portugal (August 2023)
Bethlehem Farm, Appalachia region, WV
Encuentro Project, El Paso, Texas
Flathead Reservation, Montana
Ivanhoe, Appalachian region of southwest Virginia
Q'eqchi Maya: Guatemala
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Somos Amigos: Guatemala
Model International Conferences
- Model Organization of American States (MOAS)
- Ivy League Model United Nations Conference (ILMUNC)
- Model Arab League (MAL)
- William and Mary High School Model United Nations (WMHSMUN)
Model Organization of American States (MOAS)
Ivy League Model United Nations Conference (ILMUNC)
Model Arab League (MAL)
William and Mary High School Model United Nations (WMHSMUN)
Modal Arab League
Model Organization of American States