Cultural Immersion & Service Trips

At Holy Names Academy, we believe in providing opportunities for our students to become global citizens. Young women at HNA travel the world and immerse themselves in different cultures, language, and service opportunities.

Cultural-Immersion Trips

We annually offer several international trips for students to immerse themselves in a new culture over the course of 7-10 days. Thanks to the extensive network of fellow SNJM, Catholic, and/or all-girls schools, students are able to stay with host families, experience a "day in the life" at local schools, and develop lifelong friendships with peers from around the world! In the past, we have led trips to China, Costa Rica, Italy, and Japan. HNA music and theater students also have opportunities for trips that combine exciting destinations with rare performance opportunities, such as New York (Carnegie Hall) or Rome (St. Peter’s Basilica).

Language-Immersion Trips

Immersion is one of the best ways to improve language skills. Students in French and Spanish classes can spend 7-10 days practicing the language with native speakers, learning about local customs, and traveling to a variety of must-see stops in each country! Below are a few of the places we have traveled:

  • Argentina
  • Costa Rica
  • France
  • Martinique
  • Montreal
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • Quebec City
  • Spain

Service Trips

At Holy Names Academy, students are passionate about community service and social justice. Inspired by the mission and vision of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, our school provides opportunities to serve both locally and globally. 

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