Through Woodlynde's L.E.A.D. Student Life Program, we offer a variety of day and overnight trips to our students with the opportunity to travel locally, nationally, and internationally. By giving our students the opportunity to travel, we are helping to widen their view of our world. Being immersed in these cultures, our students are gaining knowledge, stepping outside of their comfort zones, and growing as individuals. We believe these trips help prepare our students for college, career, and life.
This year, Woodlynde students traveled to Ireland in February! In March they will travel to Costa Rica, and in May they will travel to Disney.
During the trip to Ireland, Woodlynde travelers had the opportunity to walk around cities like Galway and Dublin, learn the rules of Hurling (Ireland's national sport), and visit historic sites, like Cliffs of Moher and New Grange.
Over the last two years, Woodlynde Upper School students had several opportunites to immerse themsleves in other cultures as some of our Spanish students traveled to Costa Rica and Peru and some of our French students traveled to France.
While in Costa Rica, our students experienced the many things that the culture has to offer, including visiting coffee and chocolate plantations, boating through the canals of Tortuguero, kayaking on Lake Arenal, walking across hanging bridges in the jungle, and zip-lining through the cloud forest in Monteverde.
In France, the students traveled through Paris, the Loire Valley, St. Malo, and Normandy, and activities included visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, Mont St. Michel, the D-Day beaches of Normandy, and Versailles.
During the trip to Peru, our students were given the opportunity to tour Machu Picchu, Cusco, and Lima. In Lima, our students participated in some service projects with the local community!