Open Your Mind and Heart to the World
Over the past three decades, Canterbury has offered its students various domestic and international travel opportunities. These are amazing opportunities to expand your horizons, be exposed to different points of view, build upon your classroom experience, walk in others’ shoes, and foment understanding, empathy, and interconnectedness.
Some of the travel experiences that Canterbury offers are an extension of the classroom. The San Cayetano Exchange and The Canterbury Institute—travel programs in different regions of Spain—provide students in our Spanish classes the opportunity to live and learn while immersed in the language and culture of the host country. You will gain more through travel by experiencing firsthand what you have learned in the classroom. For example, you deepen your cultural understanding by eating Spanish foods on the Spanish schedule. You are able to experience the sights, smells, sounds, tastes, and feel of a place to truly learn about and connect with it. You also attend classes and then go out and use what you learned while immersed in the culture. Linguistically, the benefits cannot be underestimated.
Our longest-running trip offering is the annual service Pilgrimage to Lourdes, France, which began in 1992. In Lourdes, you work with volunteers from all over the world to serve the malades (people who are ill) who travel there for physical and spiritual healing.
Whenever possible, we plan to connect with our vast web of Canterbury alumni from around the world who may be in the area we are visiting.