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International Opportunities

Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart offers international trips to students every summer. This opportunity to explore new cultures and communities enriches students beyond the classroom and helps develop a global perspective.

These optional trips, chaperoned by faculty and staff, are presented two years prior to departure which gives students and families time to plan finances. 

Past trips have been to the British Isles, Italy, Costa Rica, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. The 2019 trip to Central Europe included Budapest, Prague, Vienna, Munich, and Heidelberg. The 2020 trip to Italy will include Rome and Sicily.

In keeping with our Franciscan mission of serving others, Sacred Heart also sponsors service trips where students are immersed in cultures working alongside locals on projects ranging from Christian ministry and education to ecological community projects. Current trips travel to the Dominican Republic and Zambia.

Sacred Heart also participates in the Dortmund Student Exchange Program and each year hosts students from Dortmund, Germany. Students live with SHA families and participate in school life for the fall semester.