Travel Opportunities

Sending Postcards from the Road

Because we believe travel affords students opportunities to build independence and leadership skills and gain an appreciation for other perspectives and cultures, we offer several trips each year for Middle and Upper School students to explore and experience firsthand the history, art, and culture studied in the classroom.

Upcoming Trips

Previous Trips

Italy, France, and Spain
June 2023

Rome, Assisi, Florence, Pisa, French Riviera, Provence, Barcelona, Valencia, and Madrid

The Dunham School is going to Italy, France, and Spain this summer! Consider the Mediterranean Sea's influence on the history—and modern culture—of three interconnected nations. From atop Montjuïc Hill in Barcelona, picture Christopher Columbus sailing into port to tell Queen Isabella I and King Ferdinand V of his voyage to the Americas. In Provence, notice how the lavender perfumes the salty sea air. And along the French Riviera, let the natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere inspire you. Join us as we explore the ancient city of Rome, the French Riviera, and the flavors of Spain!

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Ireland, Scotland, and England
June 2022

Kilkenny, Cobh, Waterford, Dublin, Holyhead, North Wales, Edinburgh, and London

Dunham families explored the unique countrysides of Ireland, Scotland, and England over the course of 11 days in June of 2022! Highlights from the trip include exploring St. Canice's Cathedral of the Church of Ireland, touring Conwy Castle in North Wales, traveling by train to King's Cross in London, and visiting Buckingham Palace!

Rome and Athens
June 2019

Dunham faculty, students, and families discovered the wonders of the ancient world and immersed themselves in history and culture during a 10-day trip to Rome, Athens, and the Greek Isles in June of 2019. Highlights of the trip included guided tours of the Colosseum, Vatican City, and the Acropolis, as well as a three day cruise to Mykonos, Samos, Patmos, Crete, and Santorini.

Prefect Trip to Colorado

The summer prefect trip to the mountain wilderness of Colorado is designed as a training program for the eight Upper School prefects who will serve as student leaders in the coming school year.  The trip's environment and challenges provide a creatively stressful experience and the opportunity to overcome obstacles, an important ingredient for the Christian calling of leading through service. Learn more about our Prefect Program here.

Washington, DC
October 2019

Each fall 7th grade students and many of their parents participate in Christian Discoveries - a hands-ons, interactive visit to Washington, D.C. More than just visits to historical sites, the trip is designed to allow students to develop skills in public speaking, worship leadership, and an appreciation for the Christian principles on which our nation was founded. In preparation for the trip, students conduct research and develop video presentation on sites they will visit.  As the group moves through the nation’s capital, students become the tour guides, sharing information they have acquired with classmates and parents. Highlights of the trip include stops at the White House, the Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the War Memorials, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Library of Congress, Mount Vernon, and the Holocaust Museum.  In addition to visiting these sites, students participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery; lead a prayer service in the Chapel of St. Joseph of Arimathea in the National Cathedral; and pray with and for members of our federal government.

Austria, Germany, and Switzerland
June 2018

Dunham students and their families traveled to Austria, Germany, and Switzerland in the summer of 2018. Highlights of the trip included Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace, where a six-year-old Mozart played for Marie Antoinette, and Heidelberg Castle, where Goethe wrote poetry in the gardens. Immersed in Alpine landscapes and rich cultural history, the group came to quickly understand why these countries have inspired artists for centuries.

Spain, France, Italy
June 2017

Dunham students traveled to Spain, France, and Italy in June 2017 with stops in Madrid, Toledo, Paris, Versailles, Rome, and Vatican City, where highlights included tours of the Prado Museum, Puerto del Sol, the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, Versailles, the Pantheon, the Roman Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel.  During the 10-day trip, Middle and Upper School students immersed themselves in European art and history, while also sharpening world language skills and increasing their awareness of global perspectives.

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
- Saint Augustine

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