European Humanities Trip 2023

England and Scotland

April 6 – 16, 2023
Grades 9 – 12

Dr. Rob Sorensen and Mrs. Laura Price lead an 11-day Joshua Expeditions trip to England and Scotland during Spring Break 2023. All Upper School students are eligible to participate.

Important travel documents, including but not limited to passports, are required and are the sole responsibility of the student.

Trip Leaders: History teachers Dr. Sorensen, Mrs. Price, and one additional chaperone

Itinerary: See brochure for detailed itinerary.

Registration and Deposit:

Register online (including deposit and insurance payment) by Monday, October 10, using Expedition Number Y341. The trip deposit ($200.00) and insurance ($244.50) are due with your registration. Insurance must be paid with your deposit to be valid and provide coverage. The balance, which will reflect the final number of student travelers, is due in two equal payments on December 1, 2022, and February 5, 2023.


  • 12 students: $5,890.00 each* + $244.50 travel protection**
  • 16 students: $5,325.00 each* + $223.50 travel protection**
  • 16+ students: price will go down proportionately

* Does not include airline baggage fees or daily lunch ($20 per day) and spending money. Tips for drivers and guides ($200) will be collected by chaperones prior to departure.
** Cancel for Any Reason Travel Protection required. (See overview and plan details.)

About Our Trip Leaders:

Dr. Sorensen is thrilled to be able to lead this trip for Bear Creek. He has travelled extensively in Europe and has been leading student learning trips with Bear Creek since 2006. He believes that travel can be a great opportunity to learn about our cultural heritage, to experience different ways of seeing the world, and to understand what it means to be a part of the global community. He is excited to share these ideas with our students.

Mrs. Price is excited to be part of this Bear Creek expedition! Laura first fell in love with the UK when she chaperoned trips to Europe with students at her previous school. They traveled all across Europe, but when they finally got to England, she especially rejoiced in the quaint villages, lush landscape, and deep history. Laura also had the opportunity to attend grad school in England in the enchanting city of York, one of the stops on our Bear Creek trip. She is elated to revisit some cobblestone streets and alleyways in York, as well as the diverse UK culture of today. There will be so much to see and learn!

  • academic-trip
  • grade 10
  • grade 11
  • grade 12
  • grade 9
  • spring-break