2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
USA / Portugal
Q3: Southwest United States
2020 - 2021 Schedule
AZ & UT / Portugal
Spring Semester 2021: AZ & UT / Portugal
January 17, 2021 - May 8, 2021
Students and staff meet in Phoenix, AZ
January 18 - 24
Trails of Phoenix
January 24 - February 7
Trails of Sedona
February 7 - February 21
Trails of Hurricane/St George Utah
February 21 - March 6
Trails of Moab, Utah
Students and staff depart for spring break
March 7 - March 27
Students and staff arrive in Lisbon, Portugal
March 28 - April 10
Trails of Sintra, Portugal
April 10 - May 1
Trails of Lousa, Portugal
May 1 - May 7
Trails of Sintra, Portugal
Graduation in Sintra, Portugal
Food and Lodging
World Class Academy eats a variety of foods, dependent primarily on the current destination. While abroad, the program will either cook or eat food prepared by restaurants or hired chefs. We eat Lomo Saltado in Peru, Asado in Chile, Baklava in Greece-- wherever we are, eating is an extension of the cultural experience. In some destinations, students and staff rotate between cooking responsibilities. Students and staff help with shopping trips, cooking, and clean-up duty when preparing meals for the group.
World Class Academy caters to individual dietary needs and promotes healthy food choices. We offer vegetarian options at meals and accommodate vegan and gluten-free diets as well. We understand that, while training, athletes need to eat well-rounded, nutritious meals. Cooking and eating well are two of the many life lessons that students take home from a semester with World Class Academy.
While traveling, the program looks for comfortable accommodations close to the trails. During our time abroad, accommodations usually include cabins, lodges, and hostels. When in the U.S., the program will usually stay at large rental houses, hostels, or campgrounds. Lodging varies depending on the destination.
World Class Academy is committed to providing the highest level of excellence in the classroom, on the trail, and around the globe. We are a non-profit organization with high standards in academics, safety, service learning, athletics, and organization. While keeping our standards in these areas high, it is also our wish to provide affordable tuition. Families can choose to make a one-time payment or choose our payment plan option (contact the school for more details).
Single Semester Tuition: $19,900.00
Full-Year Tuition: $39,800.00
Tuition excludes airfare, gear shipment, personal equipment, and medical insurance.
Scholarships are available on a limited basis. Please contact WCA for more information about our scholarship program.
Airfare is not included in this price and will be an additional cost for each student. World Class Academy works with a travel agent who helps us coordinate the flights of our students and staff. Prices for flights depend on the date, departure city, and destination.
The cost of traveling domestically or internationally with luggage and athletic equipment is the responsibility of each student. This generally costs between $150-$200 depending on the destination and the airline. Please contact the airline you will be traveling with or reach out to the World Class Academy admin team with specific questions.
Each student is expected to arrive with their own mountain bike gear + personal gear. A detailed gear list will be sent out upon acceptance.
Each student should consider bringing a small amount of personal spending money. We recommend that students bring between $100-$200 each quarter. This may be used for souvenirs or replacing any personal items. WCA recommends that each student brings a debit card that they may access throught the semester.