2018-2019 Travel Opportunities

Nicaragua Service Immersion

February 2019
Emphasis: Spanish Language Immersion, Social Justice, Service Learning
Estimated cost: $1,600
Point Person: Katie Wilson | kwilson@aolp.org
Available to All Class Levels

OLP students will join the Amigos for Christ team for a week-long service immersion to Chinandega, Nicaragua. Guided by the CSJ charism of “unifying love,” OLP students will partner with our dear neighbors in Nicaragua on projects in rural villages relating to education, clean water and sanitation. Lily Lucero ‘18 went to Nicaragua last year and describes her experience as “life-changing,” and she “returned home with the determination to continue the pursuit of (her) passion for social justice and the upholding of human dignity."

Application information coming soon


Global Leadership Summit

July 2-15, 2019
Where: Krakow, Prague, Munich & Power of Communication Conference
Emphasis: History, Social Justice, Communication
Estimated cost: $5,300
Point Person: Kathleen Guerin | kguerin@aolp.org
Available to All Class Levels

Application information coming soon


College Tour (East Coast Colleges)

Spring Break
Emphasis: Visit a variety of colleges to showcase admissions, location, community, etc
Estimated Cost: $2,800
Point Person: Teri Heard | theard@aolp.org
Available to 10-12th grade students

Application information coming soon


Appalachian Immersion at Nazareth Farm

Spring / Easter 2019
Emphasis: Social Justice, Environmental Studies, Service Learning
Estimated Cost: $950
Point Person: Katie Wilson | kwilson@aolp.org
Available to All Class Levels

The Appalachian Immersion gives students the opportunity to spend a week of simplicity and service at Nazareth Farm, a Catholic community in rural West Virginia that offers a service-retreat experience. Throughout the week, our students will deepen their faith through the cornerstones of community, simplicity, prayer and service. Students will serve alongside the farm's Appalachian neighbors to address substandard housing by providing home repair such as roofing, painting and siding. It is a powerful week, spent celebrating the richness of Appalachian culture and experiencing God by building relationships between fellow volunteers and the local community. Michelle Payne ‘18 shares, "I was so impacted by my experience at Nazareth Farm. It helped me grow spiritually and reach a deeper understanding of what God and the world mean to me. I also fell into some incredible friendships that helped me further discover who I am and what I value. Being surrounded by individuals on various paths, who are passionate about service and willing to connect, made me feel so loved and safe. I feel so blessed to have been able to attend Nazareth Farm and meet such beautiful people."

Application information coming soon


CSJ Service in Los Angeles

Spring 2019
Emphasis: Social Justice, Service Learning
Estimated Cost: $250
Point Person: Katie Wilson | kwilson@aolp.org
Available to grades 11 & 12

This 3-day, 2-night immersion allowed students to gain a greater understanding of the work that our CSJ Sisters are doing in Los Angeles. Students will have the privilege of experiencing two CSJ social service programs through the charism “that all may be one:” Alexandria House and the St. Joseph Worker Program. In East Los Angeles, students will learn about the systemic issues of homelessness, addiction, mental illness and poverty. Students will also have the opportunity to tour Homeboy Industries, an organization founded by Father Greg Boyle, that fosters kinship among former gang members. We will serve lunch at the Midnight Mission, the largest public kitchen on Skid Row. It will be an impactful and eye-opening few days serving our dear neighbors of Los Angeles.

Application information coming soon


Civil Rights Tour

Spring 2019
Where: Atlanta, Montgomery, Birmingham, Selma, Memphis
Emphasis: This tour traces the steps of the Civil Rights Movement in the American South.  This trip will combine elements of Catholic Social Teaching, our CSJ Charism, and important historical events that continue to shape our society.
Estimated Cost: $2,589
Point Person: Aaron Gonzalez | agonzalez@aolp.org
Available to All Class Levels

Application information coming soon


Washington D.C.

Summer 2019 (possible dates: July 1 – July 5) 
Emphasis: This trip will be the culmination of a three-week U.S. Government summer school course.  With a study abroad approach, the first two weeks of the course will take place on the OLP campus and the third week will take place at various locations throughout Washington D.C..
Estimated Cost: $2,500
Point Person: Aaron Gonzalez | agonzalez@aolp.org
Available to all incoming Seniors

Application information coming soon

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Contact

Director of Service Learning and Retreats
Katie Wilson
kwilson@aolp.org

Assistant Principal / Director of Athletics
Aaron Gonzalez
agonzalez@aolp.org

English Department
Kathleen Guerin
kguerin@aolp.org