Belgium & France Program 2023 » Belgium & France Program 2023

Belgium & France Program 2023

Join Madame De Vos for a whirlwind tour of France and Belgium over Spring Break 2023. Students will explore the canals of Bruges to magnificent views of the Eiffel Tower.  The group will also spend some time with St. Denis, our long-time exchange partner in Loches, France.  All 10th-12th grade students are welcome to participate.  


Day 1: Depart from Augusta to Paris  

Day 2: Arrive in Paris and take a walking tour of The Champs Élysées,  Napoléon’s Arc de Triumph and go up the Eiffel Tower 

Day 3: Drive up to Belgium to visit the Battlefield of Waterloo then go see  Brussels’s main square and try delicious waffles 

Day 4: Visit the beautiful city of Bruges to see the canals, cobbled streets,  medieval buildings and attend a workshop to learn how to make chocolate  pralines 

Day 5: Go to Mass in a beautiful Belgian Church followed by a traditional  market then head to Loches, France 

Day 6-9: Spend the next couple of days visiting the city of Loches and  surroundings, visit the spectacular Château de Chenonceau, enjoy a gourmet  tour of a local farm with a cheese tasting activity and more… 

Day 10: Head back to Paris to visit the Château de Versailles and the Notre  Dame Cathedral  

Day 11: Visit the Louvre and enjoy the afternoon shopping in Paris  Day 12: Depart from Paris to Augusta 

  • Registration for the trip will open in various tiers according to grade level and French Students
  • Only 10-12 grade students can participate in this program
  • Trip will remain open until August 20 or until the trip is full (whatever comes first)
  • Students in the eligible registration group will receive an email with instructions on how to register for the program
  • This is how priority registration will open:
August 8 at 3pm
Students Currently Enrolled in French
12 Grade Students
August 12 at 3pm 
11th Grade Students
August 15 at 3pm
10th grade
Cost of trip is $3500
  • In order to register, a student may not have any outstanding financial obligations to the school
  • Payments must be made through the FACTS Tuition Management System
  • If you are currently paying your Aquinas tuition through the FACTS, the program fee will be added to your monthly payments from the time you register until February.
  • If you are not currently on the FACTS tuition Management system, you will need to add an account.  Click HERE to sign up for this account.
  • $3500 will be divided into equal payments from the time you register until the last payment that will come out in February 2023 (for example- 7 payments of $500 if you register in early August; 6 payments of about $583 if you register in September, etc.)
  • All money is non-refundable through Aquinas
  • Optional- Travel Protection can be purchased additionally for $200.  Click HERE for details of the plan. 
  • Passport is required
  • Apply for passport ASAP
  • Takes about 12 weeks for a passport to come in
  • Cost of Passport $130 plus $35 application fee
  • Make an appointment
  • Must turn in a copy of passport to Mrs. Darley by January 3, 2023
  • For more information and forms: