Senegal – A Unique Window into Past & Present Issues
- Dates – November 18th to 30th
- Purpose – to explore the impact of colonialism on Senegal, to understand what makes modern Senegal so important to the future of Africa, to experience the range of environments and landscapes that make Senegal so unique, and to experience the culture of the Mandinka people. Core activities will include time in Niognani village, a tour of Goree Island, safari in Niokolo Koba National Park, and time visiting fishing communities on the Atlantic coast.
Guatemala – History, Culture, and Forensics
- Dates – February 24th to March 14th (Spring Break)
- Purpose – to immerse students in a Spanish-speaking environment, to understand how forensics are being used to tell the true story of the Guatemalan Civil Conflict, to explore how different environments impact the ways of life within Guatemala, and to broadly understand life in Guatemala.
Spain – Mediterranean History & Spanish Culture
- Dates – April (2 weeks TBD)
- Purpose – to provide two weeks of intensive high-level language learning, to allow students to work with college professors on research projects of their own choosing, to enhance our school’s connection with Spain, and more broadly to begin a collaboration with UVA. A small group of students will pilot this program – all must be part of an honors level Spanish class and must commit to a trimester of preparation and digesting the experience.
India – From Sea to Summit
- Dates – June 1st to 19th
- Purpose – to explore India, from the peaks of the Himalayas to the beach of the Andaman Islands, tracing a way of life along the way. Students will get to hike in the Himalayas, catch fish in the Andaman Sea, eat and learn from host families, pursue independent projects, and much more.