All travel is subject to CDC and State Department guidelines for travel, including during the COVID pandemic.  ALL TRAVELERS WILL NEED TO BE FULLY VACCINATED AND UP TO DATE ON BOOSTERS NO LATER THAN THREE WEEKS PRIOR TO TRAVEL AND MUST HAVE A NEGATIVE COVID TEST.  Additionally, proof of travel insurance covering COVID-19 illness, medical care and quarantine is required.

MBA Service Trips

Each year groups of MBA gentlemen and their chaperones head across the globe on community-centered adventures.  The Dominican Republic trip has long been a favorite of MBA students, mostly from the 9th and 10th grade classes.  South Africa was added to the itinerary for 11th and 12th grade boys several years ago and has quickly grown into another popular and meaningful alternative that now occurs in the summer.  Two years ago we added Cuba into the mix, offering juniors and seniors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit this intriguing country over Spring Break.  Due to unrest in Cuba, in 2022 the classes of 2022 and 2023 will travel to Greece.

We are excited again to offer a summer service trip for rising 8th and 9th graders!  Boys from the rising 8th and 9th grade classes will travel to Panama, where they will offer their skills, talent and spirit to young school children in the area.  Like the high school trips, this adventure includes daily cultural excursions and lots of fun.

South Africa

    • The Place

      Aquila Game Reserve

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      Table Mountain

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      Cape Point

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      Boulder Penguin Beach

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      The Team House


    • The Culture

      Mural de la Prehistoria

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      Lunch and Salsa Lessons

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      Cigar Rolling

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      Hemingway's Home and Boat

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      Vintage Cars

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    • MBA in Cuba

      Cuba 2018

South Africa 2022

Service Trip Options Summer 2022

PANAMA - RISING 8TH/9TH GRADERS - Summer 2022 - This trip is full and registration closed for 2022.

MBA is proud to offer our third annual international service trip for Junior School boys. The group will be traveling to Panama June 3-12, 2022.  This amazing opportunity will include service, cultural excursions, a beach day, Monkey Island and more! 


Calling all high school students to a trip of a lifetime ... the South Africa experience is back!  MBA students will travel to Cape Town, South Africa to spend a week of unforgettable service, culture and beauty in June 2022.  The group will spend rewarding days working on projects for Living Hope, an organization that serves the poor and sick in Cape Town, and interacting with local residents.  Our past experiences in this community have made a huge impact not only on the people of Cape Town but on each boy and chaperone who has had the opportunity to volunteer.  Robben Island, South African townships, a penguin colony, Table Mountain and more round out the journey, making it truly a trip to remember. 

For the first time this year, we will also be visiting Soweto and Kruger National Park!  It is going to be a truly amazing experience.

See the slideshow above for more information!

This trip is open to the classes of 2023, 2024 and 2025.  All students must be fully vaccinated for COVID and up-to-date on their boosters in accordance with CDC recommendations.

All-Inclusive Trip Price: $5525
  • initial payment $1525, due April 14 
  • second payment $2000, due May 6
  • final payment $2000, due May 27
Some financial aid is available and is distributed in consultation with the MBA financial aid office. Email Ms. Williams for more details.

Dominican Republic

    • The Work


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      Learning New Skills

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    • The Work

      Working Those Muscles

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