LCDS Global Programs include a robust, curricular, experiential learning travel program and a diverse international student community.
One way LCDS helps students to develop an understanding and appreciation for real world connections to their class work is through travel courses and overseas trips. These travel opportunities allow students to look more deeply into an area of inquiry and make first-hand discoveries that are directly related to curriculum. The content goals, pedagogy of each travel course, as well as travel constraints, dictate the class size and travel expectations. For each course, interested students will need to meet specific prerequisites. When there are more interested participants than space, there will be a competitive application process for admittance to the course. During all trips students will be expected to meet the LCDS standards of conduct. All travel courses are full year courses.
Model United Nations- travel to The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN) conference in the Netherlands. (offered 2017-18)
Science of Hawaii- travel to the Big Island, Hawaii to study geology and marine biology across the island. (offered 2017-18; sign-up closed)
Spanish Civilization and Culture- travel to Spain to study Spanish language and culture in depth with hands-on immersion experiences. (offered 2018-19)
London, England- open to students in grades 9-12, you will experience England through the lenses of theatre. Shakespeare’s birthplace, The Globe Theater, and many theatrical productions are included along with all of the can’t miss sights London has to offer. Buckingham Palace, London Eye, Stonehenge and much more awaits! (offered Spring Break 2018)
Quebec and Montreal, Canada- open to students in grades 8-12, no French language experience necessary. Travel via luxury coach bus to Canada and explore the distinct cultures of French Canada. Includes guided tours of various landmarks, and many hands-on experiences including ice skating, hip-hop dance class, French language TV studio workshop, and learn to tap maple syrup! (offered October 2017)
Shanghai, China- spend ten days in China at the SMIC School. Students stay with host families and have the opportunity to attend classes in either Chinese or English. SMIC exchange partners travel to LCDS in February. (offered Dec-Jan break 2017-18)
Cape Town, South Africa- open to students in gr.9-11, spend four weeks in the summer studying in Cape Town, South Africa at either Bishops School for Boys or Hershel Girls’ School. Students stay with host families and experience the school life, culture and many hands-on nature experiences. South African exchange partners then travel to LCDS September-November. (offered Summer 2018)