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Travel Opportunities

Hancock students have numerous opportunities for travel each school year. Trips come in all shapes and sizes. Locally, teachers frequently organize relevant curriculum extension activities, such as environmental forest clean-ups, theatre performances and college visits. A little further afield, students may travel to Washington D.C. with several clubs focusing on student voice and social justice, or to Florida with the school band. Every year, the Hancock International Club takes an exciting and enriching trip overseas.

Upcoming Theater Trip (Spring 2018)

Currently, we are planning a 5 day trip to New York City for an immersive Broadway experience which will take place in spring of 2018. Students will see two Broadway shows, visit two museums, and tour several theaters and New York City landmarks including Radio City Music Hall, Times Square, and Rockefeller Center. Students will participate in an improvisational acting workshop and a Q&A session with theater professionals. Students also have the opportunity to earn a 1/2 credit, equivalent to 1 semester of high school course work, if they complete a project associated with this tour.

The total trip cost for students if you register before March 24th is $2,113, and there is a monthly payment plan which makes your payment only $169 a month for 12 months. There is a $95 deposit required to hold your spot. If you register before March 17th, you'll get $50 off the total price.

Further information, including a complete itinerary is available here.


To enroll you’ll need your tour number:

Hancock International Club

The mission of the International Club at Hancock College Prep is to provide opportunities for educational travel and to prepare students for success in today’s global society.  By participating in International Club, students will explore the culture and geography of various countries, becoming immersed in history, nature, language, architecture, important historical and contemporary figures, art, and cultural and societal norms. To date, the International Club has traveled to Spain, Italy, France, China, Ecuador and Costa Rica.


The International Club makes travel accessible to all and allows students to use the world as their classroom. We strive to open students’ horizons and demonstrate the importance of becoming lifelong learners. Students will become more responsible, mature, confident, independent, open-minded and will better understand the world in which they live.  For many students this will be their first trip abroad; this club provides an opportunity to travel with experienced teachers and guides who teach students about travel safety and cultural competence.

Who should participate?
  • All students who are interested in traveling to different places are welcomed
Places we have visited before include:
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Costa Rica
  • China
  • Ecuador
Take a look at our videos below from some of the International Club's recent trips to Ecuador (2017) and the north of France (2015). Will you be the next Hancock Eagle to soar through the skies to experience a new country and culture?



Our next coming trip in June 2018 is to Costa Rica




When searching for a location for our next international trip, Costa Rica became the final contender because of the well-rounded educational experience it offers our students. It is a country rich in cultural, linguistic and biological diversity that will allow students to apply what they’ve learned in their math, science, and language arts classrooms in a real-world context. Its jungles and rainforests make an excellent opportunity to apply concepts of biology and environmental science through the exploration of these unique habitats and through the study of the vast array of wildlife that live in them, maintained and protected by our very own tour guides in the national park. The basic principles of physics will come alive as we use our weight and force to move from tree to tree on the zip line tour of Cloud Forest. Our students’ appreciation for cultural diversity and respect for humanity will grow as they meet students from a local elementary school and build connections with people they didn’t know existed out of the short bounds of Chicago’s borders. We’ll break bread together over traditional Costa Rican dishes and our students will learn that food, as much as language and music, tells stories of the history and lives of a people. And after our trip to Costa Rica, they will not only understand that what they learn in the classroom has meaning and value beyond the classroom, but they’ll also know what it means to be fully human and connected with the earth. This one Costa Rican experience will activate a lifelong desire to learn about other people and to see more similarities than differences




Baranoff, Sarah
Teacher: English and Drama
Phone: 773.535.2410 x25323
Joyce, Maria Paz
Spanish Teacher
Ext. 25361
Mrs. Phillips
French Teacher
Mr. Phillips
Science Teacher