What You'll Find...
On this page, you'll find information about:
- International Travel Courses
- General Requirements
- Travel Costs
- Passports & Visas
Please note that travel dates may shift and that some return dates may occur after the conclusion of Immersion on Friday, December 15, 2017. Courses with secure dates and costs will have a link to the travel itinerary. We will make updates to this page as they are available.
International Travel Courses
The opportunity to travel to other regions of the world is both invaluable and difficult to accommodate during the regular academic year. This year we are offering six courses with international trips to Bangladesh, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, England, and Spain. These courses will involve a variety of components, including language immersion, culture, science, service learning, history, and interdisciplinary academic study. Course descriptions of the trips are included in the catalog, but complete itineraries will become available through Oakwood Connected. Please view the behavioral guidelines for all traveling courses here.
Students who are invited to enroll in courses with international travel must submit a secondary application to assess their fitness for these intensive experiences. Students enrolled in the international courses and their parents/guardians will be required to attend pre-trip orientation meetings to prepare for all aspects of group international travel, including school policies, travel requirements, and country-specific preparation. Students who fail to attend these meetings will be excluded from the trip, and refunds will not be granted under these circumstances. The first general meeting is scheduled for October 18, 2017.
Costs are based on minimum enrollments, and each group will be accompanied by at least two Oakwood School chaperones. Inflation abroad and increasing fuel surcharges may necessitate a slight increase in the price of each trip as listed. You will be informed of any changes before the final payment date of July 1.
Passports & Visas
Each student is responsible for obtaining a passport for international travel. Passports must be valid for at least six months beyond travel dates. Please consult the U.S. Department of State’s website for passport application information. Students will need to submit copies of their passport for verification. Visa applications as needed will be handled through travel agencies involved in planning the trips.