French: Trips Abroad

Stay tuned for details about our 2017-2018 trip!

The LSSS Moderns Department offers a trip abroad every other year during March Break.  We organize our trips with EF (Education First), Canada’s largest educational tours company.

Spring of 2007
In 2007, we enjoyed a 12-day trip to Austria, Switzerland and Germany on EF’s tour, “Vienna to the Rhine.”  We were so thrilled to experience the culture, history, museums and food of Vienna, Munich, Lucerne, Bonn and Cologne, just to name a few of the cities we visited.

Spring of 2009
Our “Canada’s Battlefields” trip took place in the spring of 2009.  It was a poignant adventure and an exciting voyage to France, Belgium and the Netherlands.  Students visited Dieppe, Juno Beach, the Somme, Vimy, Passchendaele and Ypres and brought to life the lessons learned in their Canadian History classes.  They researched Canadian soldiers before leaving for Europe and, once there, found their burial sites in the cemeteries of the battlefields.  It was a moving experience to leave flags and pins near the headstones in Dieppe, to find their soldiers’ names on the Vimy Memorial, and to stand in the trenches of WWI.  Beyond paying tribute to those who fought for our freedom, students had a wonderful time exploring the sights, the sounds and, of course, the shops in Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam -  three of the most energized cities in Europe.  This was, indeed, a trip of a lifetime.

Spring of 2011
In 2011, we enjoed EF’s “Rome, Tuscany and the Riviera” tour over the march break.  We traveled to Rome, the Vatican City, Sienna, Florence, Pisa, Monaco, Eze and Nice.  We had an educational and unforgettable time.

Spring of 2013
During the March Break 2013, The Moderns Department will be bringing a group of 52 people to visit London and Paris on EF's “London and Paris” tour. In London, we will take tours of the main sites like Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace and the 2012 Olympic Stadium. We will take the EuroStar Train to Paris, where we will visit the Louvre, Notre Dame, l'Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, Père Lachaise Cemetery and the Eiffel Tower.