SPS Trips

Africa:  June 2016


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The group will stay in the midst of several thousand square miles of African grassland and savannah. African wildlife, including elephant, giraffe, buffalo, baboon, zebra, kudu and many more species, will be a part of participants' daily life for almost two weeks.


This is an incredible opportunity to experience a very rural part of Africa, as well as Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The trip will include rafting or kayaking on the Zambezi River, visits to local communities and schools and the opportunity to stay with families in a village. There will also be an excursion into Botswana to visit Chobe National Park.

History Teacher Arne Vanderburg will lead a small group of Sandia Prep students and parents to Zimbabwe and Botswana in June 2016. This will be his second SPS trip to the region and his third overall in the last two years. It is an area with which Arne is very familiar, as he worked there for eight years. If you'd like more information contact Arne Vanderburg at avanderburg@sandiaprep.org.





China:  Spring 2016


Walk along the Great Wall in Beijing, tour the famous Bund waterfront in Shanghai, marvel at the stately Terracotta Warriors in Xian, and take in the Li River's majestic scenery in Guilin.

Plans are underway for an SPS-sponsored trip to China over spring break 2016. The two-week trip, open to Upper and Middle School students and parents, will include visits to Chinese cities and rural areas as well.

Watch this site for updates. If you’d like more information, please contact Ying Ding (yding@sandiaprep.org), Rob Minear (rminear@sandiaprep.org), or Joan Goessl (jgoessl@sandiaprep.org).