Urban Academy is thrilled to share the highly anticipated locations of our Major Trips program, an extraordinary opportunity for students to embark on immersive adventures that complement their classroom learning. These optional trips are designed to provide enriching experiences, foster cultural understanding, and equip students with essential life skills. We believe that travel can be an incredible catalyst for personal growth, and our Major Trips program aims to inspire and transform the lives of our students. Join us on this exciting journey of exploration and discovery!
Why Major Trips?
At Urban Academy, we firmly believe that education extends far beyond the walls of a classroom. By venturing beyond familiar environments, students can gain a deeper understanding of the world, develop essential life skills, and cultivate a sense of global citizenship. Major Trips offer a host of benefits for our students, including:
- Cultural Immersion: Traveling to new destinations allows students to immerse themselves in diverse cultures, languages, and customs. By experiencing firsthand the similarities and differences among various communities, students gain a broader perspective and develop intercultural understanding.
- Personal Growth: Stepping outside of one’s comfort zone is an integral part of the learning process. Major Trips provide students with the opportunity to challenge themselves, overcome obstacles, and develop resilience and self-confidence. From trying new activities to adapting to unfamiliar environments, these experiences foster personal growth and self-discovery.
- Expanded Horizons: Exploring different regions of the world opens students’ minds to new ideas, perspectives, and possibilities. By interacting with people from diverse backgrounds, students gain a greater appreciation for global issues and develop a broader awareness of the world around them.
- Skill Development: Major Trips offer unique opportunities for students to develop a range of essential life skills. From planning and organizing logistics to navigating unfamiliar environments, students enhance their problem-solving, communication, and teamwork abilities. These skills are invaluable for their future academic and professional endeavours.
Exciting Trip Offerings
We have meticulously planned a series of captivating trips, tailored to different age groups and interests, ensuring a well-rounded and diverse selection of experiences for our students. Here’s a glimpse of the upcoming Major Trips:
Semi-Annual Trip to Quebec in January/February – Grades 8/9
A 5-day winter trip to Québec City and Montréal, where students will immerse themselves in Carnaval festivities, explore historic sites, marvel at unique geographical wonders, and engage with the vibrant traditions of the Wendat village.
Annual Cultural Trips at Spring Break – Grades 10/11/12
Each year, the Cultural Trip will explore a different region, providing a unique and unforgettable experience for participants.
- 2022-2023 – Costa Rica
- 2023-2024 – Japan – This trip is likely to include visits to Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka to explore Japanese history and culture. Students will see temples, palaces, gardens, shrines and observatories, and visit the Harajuku district. This trip will also be a culinary treat and adventure.
- 2024-2025 – Europe or Africa – The location and details will be announced once available.
- 2025-2026 – Americas – The location and details will be announced once available.
- 2026-2027 – Asia – The location and details will be announced once available.
We are looking forward to traveling with UA students and enriching their lives through these opportunities.
Additional Performing Arts Travel opportunities for the coming year will also be announced shortly.