Padua Academy cultivates global leaders through international trips and exchanges.
Teacher-led trips to international destinations enable juniors and seniors to explore class curriculum on a deeper level and become engaged global citizens. From studying Irish history in Dublin to practicing language skills in the South of Spain, Padua students gain a deeper appreciation for other cultures, an integral part of a transformational college preparatory experience. Information about upcoming trips abroad listed below.
Past trips include:
Paris, Strasbourg, & Lyon 2023 (pictured) Spain and Italy 2019 London 2019
Students will first travel to Italy where we will visit Rome and Florence. Notable sites include Vatican City, Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, Spanish steps and much more! In Florence, we will see the Gates of Paradise, the Basilica of Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio, and the Piazza della Signoria. From Florence we fly to Madrid and experience the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace, and shop in one of the famous mercados. We will also visit the nearby town of Toledo, known as the “city of three cultures”. The last city on our tour is Barcelona where we will visit the many architectural marvels of Antoni Guadi, including the Sagrada Famila. We end our adventure with a flamenco dinner before heading back home.
Students will travel to France and Italy to see sites associated with Padua’s patron saints. Highlights of the trip include visits to Annecy, France at beautiful Lake Annecy, a brief visit to Turin, and stays at our namesake city of Padua, the captivating medieval town of Assisi, the historically-rich city of Rome, and Vatican City, with a papal audience in Saint Peter’s Square. At each stop, we will visit beautiful churches, museums, and other important historical sites that are connected to the lives of Padua's patron saints; we will also visit major attractions such as the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican museum.
Padua Academy currently has an exchange partnership with our sister schools in France and Germany. Through homestay arrangements, students gain exposure to different cultures while connecting with international students who share our Catholic values. Groups of both male and female students typically visit for a 2 week period in October and are placed with host families from Padua and Salesianum. Host families provide room and board and the exchange students attend classes and participate in any extracurricular activities at Padua and Salesianum with their host. Weekends are spent with host families and both host and exchange students will spend a day together in New York City. For more information about this incredible opportunity which fosters life-long friendships and global awareness, please contact Jennifer Vintigni at firstname.lastname@example.org.