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Global Citizenship

“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trinity Hall’s mission and core values exemplify young women interested in pursuing higher education, deepening their knowledge, and investigating the world. Our students are encouraged to take risks, pursue personal passions, network globally, and grow as learners and valued individuals. Thus, our global citizenship program charges our students to:
  • lead by engaging, connecting and taking action;
  • develop respect and empathy by seeking greater understanding and appreciation;
  • persevere by adapting;
  • and discover self-awareness of identity through faith.

Students engage in all-school discussions highlighting relevant literature and key historical and current events to develop the understanding, empathy, values, behaviors and skills required to appreciate multiple perspectives and thrive in an increasingly interconnected world. They connect with strategic partners to collaborate with other schools and communities, research issues, share ideas and develop solutions to specific local or global problems. Students are also encouraged to participate in school-sponsored international adventures -- most recently to Costa Rica, Paris, Barcelona and Montreal.


Summer 2022: Experiential Travel Opportunities


Experience #1: Colorado & New Mexico

Trinity Hall and travel partner, World Leadership School, will offer the opportunity to travel to Colorado and New Mexico. The mission of the trip is leadership, community engagement and adventure. The trip will depart on June 21, 2022. It will be a 7 day, 6 night travel experience. The potential itinerary could include: visiting three national parks, as well as community engagement with a local school and local mission. The accommodations are rustic. The trip will include camping. Here is a sample itinerary.
Cost:  The trip requires a flight arriving in Colorado and departing from New Mexico, as well as bus transportation between the two locations which are not included in this initial program price. The total approximate cost of the trip (including the program, airfare, and chaperone costs) will be $3,000, finalized after securing plane tickets (approximately $750).
Enrollment maximum: 15 travelers (+ 2 faculty leaders)

Experience #2: The Eastern Shores of Maryland & Virginia

Trinity Hall and travel partner, World Leadership School, will offer the opportunity to travel to the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia.  The mission of this trip is community engagement and leadership development. The trip will depart on June 19, 2022. It will be a 5 day, 4 night travel experience (through June 23). The potential itinerary could include: working with local organizations to support access to education and health resources; expand learning on revitalization and representation in communities; touring state parks; and, working with local food banks. The accommodations in Maryland and Virginia are modest at camps and retreat centers.  Here is a sample itinerary.
Cost:  The approximate cost of the program per traveler is $2,300 (without spending money). This includes a coach bus round trip from Trinity Hall to the Eastern Shores/Eastern Shores to Trinity Hall which is currently quoted at $267 per traveler. The total approximate cost will be $_______; this cost also includes the cost for the chaperones.
Enrollment maximum: 13 travelers + 2 faculty leaders

Experience #3: Washington, D.C.

Trinity Hall will offer the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC. The mission of the trip is community engagement. The trip will depart on June 28, 2022. It will be a 3 day, 2 night travel experience. The potential itinerary could include: service activities with a few of the many organizations in Washington D.C., a visit to the National Mall, an afternoon at the Holocaust Museum, and a tour of the Basillica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Accommodations are in the dorms at the Catholic University of America. 

Cost: The approximate cost of the program per traveler is $525; this cost also includes housing, meals, and the cost for the chaperones.  
Enrollment maximum: 45 travelers + 5 chaperones

Registration, Deadlines, and Deposit: 

Registration Priority: Due to limited space and in order to provide the rising Seniors with an opportunity to travel with Trinity Hall before graduation, we will allow for the Class of 2023 to register first for the trips.
Registration Deadlines:
  • Class of 2023: Juniors will have until April 29 to register and deposit for one of the three trips. 
  • Class of 2024:  After April 29, if space is available, Sophomores will have until May 3 to register and deposit for one of the three trips. 
  • Class of 2025:  After May 3, if space is available, Freshmen will have until May 9 to register and deposit for Experience #3. 
Deposit:  When registering for the trip, families must commit a $500 deposit to secure their space for Experience #1 and #2, and a $150 deposit for Experience #3. Remaining balances will be due later in May.

Trinity Hall has reserved some financial assistance to support interested student travelers currently receiving financial aid.  For additional information, please contact Mrs. Madriz in the Business Office. 

Trip safety protocols: Trinity Hall partners with external organizations to ensure safe, smooth, and edifying travel for our students. Each external organization has slightly different planning processes and protocols to mitigate risk associated with travel. The two World Leadership School trips require Covid19 vaccinations and have Covid protocol as defined by the travel partner, World Leadership School. The DC trips and the two hybrid options do not require Covid 19 vaccinations. Please read through and review the itinerary for each experience. 
What is Global Competence? 
"Global competence is the capacity to examine local, global and intercultural issues, to understand and appreciate the perspectives and world views of others, to engage in open, appropriate and effective interactions with people from different cultures, and to act for collective well-being and sustainable development."

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