Last October, Epiphany students and faculty took their global learning experience abroad. Almost a dozen families traveled to Western Europe to visit Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. The group took in the sights and flavors of each country, enjoying shopping, dining at local restaurants, and taking in the architecture from small buildings in the cities to cathedrals and castles on the outskirts of town. We reached new heights by climbing to the top of Mount Pilatus, and new lows by heading under ground to a salt mine.
Students and faculty constantly soaked in information about the culture and history that these countries had to offer. We were introduced to the rolling hills of the countryside where the Sound of Music was filmed, and experienced a more somber atmosphere at the concentration camp at Dachau.
Traveling is one of the best educational and cultural experiences you can have. Our Epiphany family came home with a greater understanding of the world, and greater appreciation for what they have. Being able to see the world first hand, not through a textbook, is at the core of Epiphany’s Global Learning curriculum, and each trip allows our school to engage in new ways of life and open our minds to new ideas and cultures.