Lauralton-sponsored International Trips
Lauralton Hall is pleased to periodically offer travel abroad opportunities to our students. Three international trips are scheduled for the 2012-2013 school year:
Normandy/Paris Trip - February 2013
The February trip to Normandy and Paris will include twenty-nine travelers, along with chaperones Marilyn Cummings, Donna DiMassa and Regina Moller, who are preparing for what promises to be an enjoyable and enlightening nine day tour with visits to the majestic, ancient island abbey of Mt. St. Michel, the storied record of William the Conqueror’s victory at the Battle of Hastings which is the Bayeux tapestry, the moving American cemetery and World War II D Day beaches, the port city of Honfleur and, of course, Paris, the incomparable city of Lights. Paris with its very French, yet uniquely cosmopolitan aura, promises to delight all with a bateau-mouche cruise on the River Seine, visits to Notre Dame, the Louvre and Orsay museums, the Eiffel Tower, the grand boulevards. And we won't forget the incomparable palaces of Versailles and Fontainebleau not far from the capital city?
Guatemala Mission Trip - February 2013
These young ladies are ready to get their hands dirty, learn a lot about Mayan civilization, geography, economy, and social justice, and experience one of the most memorable trips of their lifetime by participating in Lauralton's 2013 Service Trip to Guatemala: Tara Brunner, Lily Fortin, Grace Kais, Mary Landry, Carlyn Lenihan, Regina Magi, Diamante McKay, Dakota Meyer, Kathryn-Rose Schaffer, Jillian Shugrue, Remi Smith, Jessica Vanam and Vivienne Logsdail. The trip is made possible by an non-profit organization called School the World and the girls will spend eight days working side-by-side with villagers to build a 3-classroom school. Kate Curran, the founder of the organization and a Lauralton graduate, along with Spanish teachers Pat Doerr and Bertha Maiese, will accompany the girls on this adventure. A few afternoon excursions to see local Mayan ruins and visit the colorful local markets have been planned to relax after a hard day of work. All trip participants are eager to see what life-altering effect the trip will have on them.
Italy Trip - April 2013
A dozen Lauralton Hall students will have the wonderful opportunity this year of spending spring in Italy. The international voyage takes place during Spring Break and includes girls from the ninth to the twelfth grades. They will set up base in the medieval town of Orvieto, on a mountain overlooking the farmland and vineyards of Umbria, north of Rome. There they will explore the Etruscan (pre-Roman) ruins, wander the medieval streets, and enjoy its breathtaking Renaissance cathedral. From Orvieto the students will make day trips by train to Rome and the Vatican, where their tours will include the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Cathedral, the Sistine Chapel, and the ancient Greek and Roman sculptures of the Vatican Museums. The students will also make day trips to Florence, which was the center of Renaissance Italy, and to the medieval town of Assisi, home of St. Francis. The trip is being organized by Dr. Clement Kuehn, Latin teacher. The students will be accompanied also by Mrs. Lisa Peterson, AP History teacher, and by Lauralton parents Douglas and Concetta Maffei, who are native speakers of Italian and are familiar with the area. Ciao!