Become an engaged global citizen.
Episcopal offers a diverse selection of Global Programs to our students. Our programs are both international and domestic, but all have a focus of creating growth opportunities for students and faculty groups and establishing connections with other people and cultures. Both of these strong mandatory elements, as well as other aspects implemented in each program, give all of our programs a globally-minded focus. These programs include, but are not limited to, our exchange programs with schools in Spain and France, academically based programs abroad in China, Italy, Canada and the United Kingdom, and service trips, including our annual Mission Trip.
All of our programs, regardless of destination, have a global mindset. The goal of these programs is to immerse students in each country’s culture in order to generate an awareness and understanding of the differences and similarities to our own while connecting their day-to-day experiences with the focus of the program. Our academically focused programs have a scope and objective tied to the ESJ curriculum. Their development is faculty driven and carefully thought out, all with students in mind. Similar to our academic programs, our mission and service trips immerse students in cultures different from their own. Our commitment to develop students as servant leaders inspires our service trips to other countries.
Travel & Exchange Calendar
- Host spring (April) 2023; 7-10 days
- Travel to Spain Summer 2024 (June) 10-14 days
- Host February/March 2024
- Travel Summer 2023 (May/June)
Costa Rica (Spanish Immersion)
- Summer 2023 (June 30 -July 16) 17 days
- Summer 2024 (July)
- Summer 2024
- Summer 2023
- Summer 2023
The Ancient Italy trip in the summer of 2023 will focus on the antiquity-inspired artwork and architecture of Renaissance Rome, Naples, and Venice as well as a trip to Pompeii. Students will see glass blowing, tour the Guggenheim and St. Mark's Square in Venice, tour the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, and visit the Vatican Museums.
Students have the opportunity to spend two weeks with host families in Heredia as well as Sámara, Costa Rica accompanied by ESJ teachers Dr. Rebecca Howes and Father Christopher Dell. Students will take language classes, participate in cultural activities, and excursions as well as volunteer in both Heredia, one of Costa Rica’s most historical cities, and Sámara, a small beach town located on Guanacaste’s Pacific coast. This will be ESJ’s first Spanish Immersion Program and Service trip. All current ESJ 9th through 12th graders in Spanish are invited to apply. Upon completion of this program, students will earn 12 community service credit hours, as well as one Global Studies semester credit. Please email Dr. Howes at [email protected] for more information.
The French trip will spend time in Paris and Nantes, with students staying with a host family and attending classes at St Félix-La Salle in Nantes