At The Palmas Academy, the world is our classroom. By experiencing foreign countries, iconic monuments and distant cultures firsthand, many of our students connect with academic studies and the world at large in a whole new way. Every year, our students are given the opportunity to travel abroad on a school trip. Here are some of our past and future trips.
2015 – Berlin, Prague, Krakow, and Budapest
“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”
With the Communist era fading into history, the cities of Central and Eastern Europe continue to move forward, proudly reaffirming their individual identities.In Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate is a symbol of freedom. Prague is a Gothic wonderland, perfect for exploring on foot. And in Krakow and Budapest, the cathedrals and grand government buildings are architectural marvels.
“All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.”
New Zealand’s thriving Maori culture and unique natural wonders draw visitors from around the world. In Australia, Sydney greets you with its iconic sights: the Opera House, the tower and the harbor bridge. Get up close to the famous local wildlife—koalas, crocs and kangaroos—and enjoy the stunning scenery and local history along the Gold Coast.
2014 – New Zealand and Australia
2013 – Greece and Turkey
“I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education.”
Experience Istanbul, Turkey’s largest and most fascinating city, which lies in both Europe and in Asia.See how the past meets the present; the Blue Mosque and the ancient Grand Bazaar stand among a modern developing city.