Global Trips


Maasai Culture, Service Learning, and Safari 
17 Days, March 3 - March 23, 2020
Service Learning: 
By working with others and fully engaging in a service-learning project, students gain an understanding of the Maasai culture and language.  Hearing the sounds of an unfamiliar language exposes us to another way of expression, opening up a new world. On this trip, we will be helping to refurbish buildings and build a playground with MELOC Academy. This trip will provide VA students with Community Service Hours! 

Safari Adventure: 
Tanzania welcomes Vermont Academy students with safaris featuring beautiful zebras, giraffes, and lions!  During a weekend excursion, students will experience the raw beauty of Tanzania as we embark on a safari adventure to the Ngorongoro Crater and live with a tribe at their boma (dwelling).  By continuing to go outward, we will then discover the waterfalls near Mount Kilimanjaro and observe practices of sustainable farming in the area. 


Price: $2,500

Tuition includes: 
  • All in-country travel, accommodations, and a variety of activities.
As a group, we will be staying together in the town of Longido at a homestay. Students will be sharing a room and bathroom. Three meals each day are provided by Nancy Francis, the owner of La-Mamaa Cafe. Her food is safe and delicious. A weekend of living at a boma (village) near the famous Ngorongoro Crater plus a weekend safari of exploring the 10-mile-wide Ngorongoro Crater is also included. 

Tuition does not include
  • Airfare (approx. $1,200 - $1,500)
  • Visa ($100) - All students should apply for Tanzanian visa before leaving
  • Mandatory international travel insurance ($75 - $150)
  • Personal expenses and Souvenirs ($200)

Education for Life - One Student at a Time

Vermont Academy is a coed college preparatory boarding and day school in southern Vermont, serving grades 9-12 plus a postgraduate year.