• ASD supports numerous opportunities for student travel for authentic cultural and language application experiences. Teachers prepare students for these enrichment opportunities that usually take place in the spring and summer.

    Procedures for Travel

    Teachers must complete the following procedures and forms prior to traveling: 

    • Attend Administrative Designee/Travel Training 
      Contact Brandon Locke with questions about this training. Visit My Learning Plan to sign up for scheduled trainings.
    • Be aware of travel alerts and warnings
      The U.S. Department of State informs the public of conditions abroad that may affect their safety and security. Country specific information, travel alerts and warnings can be found at the US Government travel advisory site.
    • Select a travel agency
      Choosing the right agency is one of the most important decisions in planning a trip with students. 
    • Additional information to follow 

    Ongoing ASD Exchange Programs

    • GAPP exchanges (German)
    • East High School's Costa Rican summer exchange
    • Russian Immersion-St. Petersburg Sister School Exchange 
    • Sand Lake Elementary/Mears Middle School and Chitose, Japan schools 


Meeting Chitose Mayor Yamaguchi

  • Chitose, Japan
    Sand Lake Japanese Immersion students met Mayor Yamaguchi of Chitose, Japan.

  • Romig students
    Russian Immersion students from Romig Middle School in Moscow's Red Square, winter 2014

  • Japanese Immersion class at Sand lake.
    Japanese Immersion students from Sand Lake Elementary in June 2014, celebrating 23 years of partnership with their sister city in Chitose, Japan