Trips and Global Opportunities

It’s a great big, beautiful world out there, and we think it’s worth exploring.

That’s why Cavaliers have opportunities travel the globe to learn, reflect, and build relationships across cultures. Some trips vary year to year, while others are recurring. Some explore exhibits and research endeavors just a few miles away, and others include traveling to other continents. However, all opportunities provide Canterbury students with the chance to learn first-hand about other people and places and to develop the cultural dexterity that will be a crucial skill in the years to come.


Grade 9: Bradford Woods

This is an overnight trip to the Indiana University Outdoor Education Center. The purpose is to foster class-bonding with experiential activities to encourage leadership and awareness of group dynamics.

Grade 10: Chicago & College Tours

Students visit the Chicago Institute of Art and take an architectural tour on the Chicago River. Students also enjoy dinner in downtown restaurant. The trip enhances the Grade 10 curriculum in English, social studies, science, and fine arts.

Sophomore students also participate in a week-long college trip as part of the College Bound Signature Program. During this trip, they visit a representative variety of colleges in a selected region for their initial college selection process. They tour public and private colleges of varying sizes, settings, and admission selectivity to help them find the best college type to fit their needs.


Orchestral Lyric Opera

Facilitated every other year, this trip allows students to experience opera and orchestra performances in Chicago.

Stratford Theatre

Students have the opportunity to view some of North America's finest productions of Shakespeare and other great plays and musicals (three plays total) performed in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.


Australia Exchange

During the second semester of their sophomore year, students have an opportunity to participate in an exchange at Canberra Grammar School. Space is limited: Students must apply for the program and are selected by a committee.

French Immersion and Exchange Program

Every other year, Canterbury offers a 10-day language immersion and exchange program with a public high school in Britanny. Students studying French in their junior or senior year, accompanied by their teacher, spend spring break in French homes hosted by French high school students. They attend school and experience true French life. The trip includes a brief excursion to Paris.

Spanish Immersion Program in Seville, Spain

The Spanish immersion program in Seville, Spain takes place during Canterbury 's spring break. Students take educational trips to locations such artisanal villages and the cultural attractions of the city. Students live with host families who provide room and board (three meals per day). In addition, students are exposed to everyday family life while practicing the Spanish they learn during class time. Participants must be sophomores or older, be in good standing in their Spanish class at Canterbury, and be in at least second-year Spanish.