By Maddie Hause
While the trip is not sponsored by LPS, the trip is an educational opportunity and gives students a chance to expand their knowledge of the world. They will be introduced to the fine cuisine of northern Italy and experience the beautiful spanish coast, while they traverse across the cultural landscape of Europe.
The group will have the special opportunity to go hiking in the Swiss Alps, as well as visit the Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, the unfinished Cathedral that towers over Spain. There will be a walking tour through Nice, Italy, and a visit to the Cinque Terre in France. The sights will be endless and many of the students expect to cherish the trip long after their wonderful experience in Europe.
Lauren Clouse ‘18, didn’t have to consider long before applying for the trip.
“It’s a big commitment, but I really want to have the experience,” shares Clouse, referring to the large financial and time commitment.
The supervisors, Ms. Peach and Mrs. Cantwell, are seasoned travelers and will continue to brave new obstacles and absorb unique cultures on the trip. Ms. Peach has successfully brought students to Europe twice before through EF educational tours, in 2014 and 2016, and is confident in the enrichment and positive impact of the journey.
Though Mrs. Cantwell has not had as much travel experience as Ms. Peach, she is interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the many cultures of the world.
“I want to see as much as I can!” Cantwell remarks vivaciously. “I’ll be taking part of the group on a bike tour through Spain, which is one of the best ways to explore the cities.”by