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 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

8th grade trip

Barcelona, Spain

Outward Bound (all 9th graders)

Bavaria, Germany

Italian Language

Bologna, Italy

English Literature

Dublin, Ireland

Modern History I & II/Honors World Literature

Florence, Italy

IB Physics II

Geneva, Switzerland (CERN)

French Language Homestay

Lausanne, Switzerland

IB Environmental Studies

Limassol, Cyprus

Human Biology

Liverpool, England

6th grade trip

Mantova, Italy

7th grade trip

Napoli, Italy


Rome, Italy

Spanish Language Homestay

Seville, Spain

Italian Language Homestay

Sicily, Italy


Veneto, Italy

Drawing & Painting/Photography

Venice, Italy

Art History/Music

Vienna, Austria

6th grade trip/IB Chemistry II/IB Biology II

Zurich, Switzerland



Spring Academic Trips


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 I/Modern European History

Krakow, Poland

TASIS England Exchange/Theater/History

London, England

6th grade trip (the other half)

Mantova, Italy

Global Service Program: WISER

Muhuru Bay, Kenya

EAL Ancient & Medieval History

Roman France

Middle School Winter Adventure (7th–8th grade)

St. Moritz, Switzerland

6th grade trip (half the class)

Zurich, Switzerland

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