International Studies

World Cultures

True to our mission and our commitment to prepare young women to meet the challenges of a changing global society, Xavier sponsors International Study Programs that are open to all students. Xavier faculty members accompany student groups on all trips.

Experience once in a lifetime opportunities at Xavier by participating in our international studies programs! We encourage all of our students to participate in world communities, and embrace our similarities and differences by becoming more appreciative and mindful of God’s bounty.

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  Lourdes, France   

Il faut croquer la vie à pleines dents! This pilgrimage includes: Lourdes and Paris.

Participants will be a part of the: Easter Triduum celebrations at St. Pius X Basilica, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Stations of the Cross, an International Mass on Easter Sunday, visits to the Cachot (where Saint Bernadette lived in poverty), the Waters at eh Grotto and the baths, as well as the Rosary Procession and the Blessing of the Sick.

Approximately $6,000

Language Immersion

  Montreal & Quebec, Canada

June 29 - July 5, 2024

Xavier is pleased to offer a language immersion trip to Canada.  Students will participate in daily language immersion courses followed by afternoon field trips and activities.  Chaperones will accompany students during free time to further explore the areas.  Students will participate in several cultural activities in both Montreal & Quebec.

Cost: Approximately $3,000

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Christian Service Trip

Quito, Ecuador

JUNE 29 - JULY 8, 2024

Meet families from the center. Tour nearby communities. Experience local culture Meet the students and tour the school and classrooms. Visit local tourist sites: The Equator and the Compañía Church in Quito

Cost: Approximately $2,500

Application: To apply, contact Mrs. Fontes at

International Trip to England

London & Southern England

June 29 -July 8, 2024

Begin our tour in Wessex via Chawton and Winchester. Visit Jane Austen's home, and Winchester Cathedral and Castle. Continue to Stratford-upon-Avon, and visit Shakespeare's birthplace. Return to London for tours such as the Sherlock Holmes Museum, King's Cross Station, and the London Zoo

Cost: Approx $5,800


Spain Program

Madrid & Barcelona, Spain

June 29-July 10, 2024

Explore Madrid & Barcelona with a full-time, multilingual, WorldStrides tour director who is LEAP-trained in experiential education & a local guide at sites and on city tours.

Cost: Approx. $6,000

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