Students Reflect on Lasallian Global Scholars Trip

Over Spring Break, 28 CBA students participated in the Lasallian Global Scholars trip to Europe. Led by three faculty chaperones, the group traveled to Budapest, Vienna and Prague over the course of six days. The objective of the Lasallian Global Citizenship Program is to foster students’ global awareness and develop skills to function in an increasingly interconnected world. World Scholars requires in-depth research on topics selected by the sponsoring faculty member ahead of the trip.

Below are some personal thoughts from CBA sophomores on their experience. You can also view a replay of live updates from Will Sakoutis here.

The tour of Europe with CBA was one of the best experiences of my life. There was never a dull moment. We started touring right off the gate, seeing Budapest on an hour of sleep, which was one of the coolest places I’ve ever seen. The authentic street food and meals we ate were great, especially the Goulash that was found in all of the markets. The amount of each city we saw in a limited time was mind-blowing, as we were able to stuff a month’s worth of touring into six days. Even spending time with three friends in the hotel was another plus. The most fun experience I had personally was renting Lime Electric Scooters with four friends in Czechia, zooming through the city and seeing the beautiful Old Town of Prague.

– Jack Ferguson ’26

The moment we stepped foot out of the plane and into the large square of the London Heathrow airport, I knew this trip was going to be one full of adventure and new experiences. Having traveled through eastern Europe covering three different countries and each of their capitals, ultimately, my favorite city was the beautiful capital of Prague, Czechia. This is because Prague not only encompasses the stunning gothic architecture of Budapest, but also the unique and lively atmosphere of Vienna. The people were also very welcoming and there were so many different places to see and activities to do. One of my favorite memories from the trip was here in Prague, where my friends and I rented E-Scooters and rode around the city. It was an unforgettable experience, and a great way to experience European culture on the go!

I am very fortunate to have access to opportunities like these, ones that play a part in developing the whole person as CBA strives to do. To be a well-rounded Lasallian student means to immerse yourself in other cultures, and to take advantage of these opportunities and experiences with unfamiliar people, languages, and traditions.

– Will Sakoutis ’26

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Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) is a private, Catholic, academic preparatory school for boys located in Lincroft, New Jersey. Founded in 1959 and taught in the Lasallian tradition, CBA is dedicated to helping students become intellectually mature and morally responsible leaders for society. Through generous contributions from family and friends of the Academy, CBA awards over $2.3 million in scholarships and financial aid to current students. Experience the Academy at