An independent, coeducational PK-Grade 12 private school located in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia

Upcoming Trips


“The international travel program at FA provides a transformative experience for our students. They are able to gain a better understanding of their place in our global community and their own responsibilities within it.”

- David Steinberger, Middle and Upper School Science Teacher

See below for an overview of planned trips*, then tell us which opportunities interest you the most! *Summer trips are available to rising-ninth- through rising-twelfth grade students; spring trips are available to ninth through twelfth grade students.

Peru and the Land of the Incas (Winter break 2019)

Explore the Inca city of Machu Picchu, perched on a mountainside in the Peruvian Andes at an elevation of 13,000 feet. Gain an even deeper understanding of their achievements and their colorful culture as they come to life in the Sacred Valley. Your trip will end with a two-day excursion to the headwaters of the Amazon rainforest on the eastern side of the Andes.

Global Leadership Summit (July 5-15, 2019)

Join teachers and students from around the world in Davos, Switzerland for a weekend–long leadership conference July 12-14. Hear from world renowned speakers on the Summit theme, attend expert-led workshops, and gain insight into The Power of Communication and everything impacting it today. Along with the Summit, discover the musical heritage and cultural significance of Vienna and Salzburg as you step back in time to learn how these cities fostered so many of history’s most accomplished composers

China (Spring 2020)

Surrounded by cypress trees in Beijing’s Temple of Heaven Park, you can forget that you are in a city of 21 million people. It’s a common feeling in China—the tranquility of a manicured palace or the tradition of a tea ceremony can make you feel worlds away from the skyscrapers and traffic din of the 21st-century just outside. The experience of this tour blends ancient and modern history in what is now one of the world’s most dynamic countries.

Italy and Greece (Spring 2021)

Italy and Greece practically own the early history of Western civilization, which becomes vividly clear as you walk through the ruins of the Roman Forum and the Acropolis in Athens. In Vatican City, crane your neck in awe inside St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. In Delphi, look deep into Greece’s mythological past.

*Schedule tentative and subject to change.