Academic Travel Program


TASIS pioneered the concept of Academic Travel in 1956. Our students have been exploring Europe ever since.

Committed to academic excellence, we have made our natural and cultural setting in Europe our classroom. Twice a year, all Middle School and High School students take Academic Travel trips that are related to courses of study, particular student interests, or grade levels. An integral part of the curriculum, Academic Travel is required and included within tuition fees.

Weekend Trips

Many weekends, faculty members offer weekend trips on a sign-up basis, usually making use of the school's fleet of minibuses. The School subsidizes these trips, but students have to meet some of the cost out of their own spending allowance. In addition to visiting major cultural centers such as Florence, Venice, Rome, and Zurich, students also have the opportunity to go on many kinds of outdoor trips, including river rafting, canyoning, camping, hiking, or rock climbing.

Winter Holiday

The School is closed at this time and students must leave campus. An alternative travel program is not offered. 

Spring Break

The school is closed at this time and students must leave campus. Some students will go on Global Service trips or other optional trips (either one or two weeks in length).

Independent Travel

Juniors, seniors, and postgraduates in good academic standing may travel independently on weekends (at their own expense) to take advantage of the cultural diversity of Europe.

Fall Academic Travel Trips (2017)

Outward Bound (all 9th graders) Baad, Austria
AP/IB English Literature Dublin, Ireland
8th-grade trip Edinburgh, Scotland
Modern History/Honors World Literature Florence, Italy
IB Physics II Geneva, Switzerland (CERN)
German Language Homestay Heidelberg, Germany
French Language Homestay Lausanne, Switzerland
IB Environmental Studies I/Biology II Limassol, Cyprus
Intro to Portugal Lisbon, Portugal
6th-grade trip Mantova, Italy
Music/Theater Prague, Czech Republic
Spanish Language Homestay Seville, Spain
Italian Language Homestay Sicily, Italy
7th-grade trip Sorrento, Italy
IB Visual Arts/IB Photography Venice, Italy
AP Art History Vienna, Austria
IB Chemistry II/IB Biology II Zurich, Switzerland
   

Spring Academic Trips (2017)

 

Global Service Program: Mission Morocco Agadir, Morocco
Ancient & Medieval History Athens, Greece
Global Service Program: Gram Vikas Berhampur, India
US History Berlin, Germany
High School Ski Adventure Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Theory of Knowledge II Crete, Greece
Art & Design Granada, Spain
IB/AP European History/Modern European History  
Krakow, Poland
History Lisbon, Portugal
UK/Netherlands university visits
London & Amsterdam
6th grade trip (half the class) Mantova, Italy
Global Service Program: WISER Muhuru Bay, Kenya
US History Normandy, France
IB Mock Exams Siena, Italy
Middle School Winter Adventure (7th–8th grade) St. Moritz, Switzerland
6th grade trip (half the class) Zurich, Switzerland

If you have any questions about the Academic Travel Program, please contact travel@tasis.ch.

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