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Program Overview

Discover the remarkable arts scene and cultural history of Santa Fe on this five-day exploration. On a walking tour, see the famous Pueblo-style architecture of the Southwest. Take in even more historic areas and significant locations on a guided trolley tour of the city. Visit the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and Meow Wolf to inspire students through interactive exhibits and installations. With hands-on creative arts classes, students learn to engage in new mediums, including practicing weaving and pottery. Experience sweet treats from around the world on a chocolate tasting tour. Just before traveling home, stop for a last look over the landscape for breathtaking views from the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway. During this Sante Fe adventure, we encourage students to think critically about native cultures and artistic movements throughout history.

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Destination Highlights

In this Santa Fe Cultural Arts program, get inspired by the beautiful backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the thriving cultural communities. Discover the famous Canyon Road, where sculptures line the yards of the adobe-style buildings and there are hundreds of art galleries. Spend a day at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, which showcases the history of the Native American communities through art collections, storytelling and educational programs.

Learn how beneficial art is in raising cultural and global awareness as well as its practical applications. Participate in traditional loom weaving to learn the culture and custom of this activity in the Southwest. A service learning activity with the Sante Fe art community gives students the opportunity to interact with local artists. While viewing Ethyl the Whale, an 82-foot sculpture formed from recycled plastic, consider the environmental mission of this art piece. Experience imaginative and immersive galleries at Meow Wolf, featuring multimedia elements, fantasy environments and narrative storytelling. After a tour of the Paseo Pottery studio, students participate in the entire process of making pottery, from turning the clay on a pottery wheel to glazing and firing, and end the lesson with two pieces to bring home.

Exploring Sante Fe is an educational experience for creative artists and all others seeking inspiration in their lives. Gain a deeper understanding of O’Keeffe’s legacy in modern art and how she was inspired by her Santa Fe surroundings with a tour of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and an interactive art lesson. Continue exploring the senses with a chocolate tour and tasting, which features single-origin chocolates from Vietnam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Madagascar, Peru, Hawaii and Venezuela. Just before turning towards home, take a slight detour along the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway for an inspiring scenic overlook.

Daily Itinerary

Note: Activities are subject to change based on availability.

Learning Outcomes

On this Sante Fe Cultural Arts adventure, students explore the historic past and creative arts that have shaped the city. Gain insight into various art forms with visits to museums and art institutions. As students engage in art and pottery classes, they get to practice expanding their creativity. Learn about Santa Fe’s Native American communities, history as a Spanish colony and background as a destination for artists. With a curated curriculum for educators to apply with the program, students are empowered to put their learning into practice before, during and after the trip.

We take care of everything

At Experience we make sure everything is covered — from housing to technology and beyond — to provide the best experience for our students.

Transportation

Public and private transportation provided throughout the program.

Activities

All scheduled activities and experiences are included in the cost.

Accommodations

Local hotel (quad occupancy) accommodations.

Meals

Two meals are provided daily: breakfast and dinner.

Education

Interactive learning experiences designed to expand educational and career goals.

Technology

Advanced student security software that integrates geofencing, logistics, communication and more optimized safety features.

Support

Dedicated 24/7 staff availability, supporting students every step of the way.

Guides

Tour Directors create a fun and engaging learning experience for students.

What’s My Investment

Tuition Cost

5 Days

$2,449
Per Student
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