Global Studies

Moravian Academy has two global exchanges to Guatemala and France. Our families have the opportunity to host students and then be hosted by those students family over spring break in France or in June in Guatemala.

Guatemalan Exchange 
Moravian families host students from mid-October through mid-December and then travel to visit their host families and attend a private school in Guatemala City in June. 
 
Belgium, Luxembourg, and France
Moravian families host students for two weeks in April after they've returned from their travel and exchange experience over spring break. On that trip, they will experience history through a walking tour of the Grand Place in Brussels followed by an in-depth exploration of Art Nouveau in the Bailli Village. On the way to Nancy, France students will visit the vast Bock Casemates tunnel network in Luxembourg, which encompasses a dungeon, prison and the Archaeological Crypt, considered the city's birthplace. Along ramparts above, the Chemin de la Corniche promenade offers dramatic viewpoints. Once in France, students participate in our school exchange with Saint Sigisbert School. Pairing up with French students, students participate in classes while also visiting the Palace of Versailles, Notre Dame, the Musée d’Orsay, and the Eiffel Tower.

Spring Break Trips

Over our 2019-20 10-day spring break, students will have the opportunity to travel to:

Lima and Cusco
The trip begins in Lima, Peru’s capital and largest city and host to a number of important historical sites. Lima features pre-Columbian temples and vestiges of colonial mansions, as well as quality museums. The historical heart of the city is the Plaza de Armas, a large and handsome square with a 17th-century bronze fountain. After several days exploring Lima, students will fly to Cusco. From there, they will journey along the Inca Trail with an excursion to the towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, explore the fortress of Ollantay, and experience Machu Picchu, one of the most beautiful and mysterious sights in the world, via a private guided tour.

Beijing and Xi’an
Take a Beijing Hutong Tour and enjoy an authentic dumpling (Jiaozi) lunch at the home of a local family. Learn about how to prepare the dumplings, as well as about life in the Hutong. Take part in a traditional workshop at an old Beijinger's house and learn the art of Caligraphy. Explore the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Visit the Temple of Heaven. By Bicycle, tour the Xi’an City Wall, one of the best-preserved ancient city walls anywhere in the world and the best example of a walled city in China. See the Qin Terracotta Army Museum and enjoy a traditional Peking Duck Dinner to get a taste of the Chinese culture

Merle Smith Campus

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