Previous Global Education Trips
Spanish Language Immersion & Service Learning in Costa Rica (March 2017 Spring Break)
Solebury School partnered with the non-profit organization Abriendo Mentes in Potrero, a small village in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. Abriendo Mentes' mission is to empower community members through youth and adult programs that teach English, computers and fitness. Solebury School students stayed with local host families and worked with Abriendo Mentes students, as well as toured the area, flexed their Spanish skills, learned to surf, and much more. It was an incredible experience. In a newsletter, Abriendo Mentes' Director Rachael Sine mentioned our trip as one of their March 2017 highlights: "...a group of students from Solebury School in the US visited Abriendo Mentes for a week, the first group of the kind to do so."
Spring Break in France
Photo by Rishabh K. '19
During spring break 2016, Solebury students journeyed to France for a celebration of the art, food, and history of France. Our trip began with three days in Paris, exploring the great museums and monuments before boarding the TGV (high-speed rail) to spend the rest of our time in the southern regions of Provence and the Cote d'Azur. It was an unforgettable journey, with visits to the beautiful cities of Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Cannes, Saint-Paul-de-Vence and Nice, as well as a stop in the Principality of Monaco. For more photos, visit our Solebury in France Facebook page.
This trip was open to all students in grades 9-12, with preference given to students currently enrolled in a French course.
Germany Trip and Exchange
In spring 2015, Solebury School students participated in an exchange with students from Helmuth Hubener School (Stadtteilschule Helmuth Hubener) in Hamburg, Germany. We traveled to Hamburg and stayed with German families during spring break and/or hosted a German student in April.While in Hamburg, Solebury School students attended classes with their German exchange students, took an excursion to the Baltic Sea, visited Berlin and Lübeck, and explored Hamburg on a boat tour and walking tour!
Spanish Language and Community Service Trip to Nicaragua
Solebury's nine-day trip to Nicaragua offered students an intense immersion experience in Spanish language and Nicaraguan culture, along with meaningful community service work. Students worked with the Spanish language school and community outreach center, La Mariposa, and stayed in the neighborhood of San Caralampio. La Mariposa is located in the pueblo of La Concepción.
Students also spent a day at El Nisperal, an organic coffee plantation and research center. While there, students were able to take part in the harvest.
French Exchange in Masseube, France
In March 2014, two Solebury School French teachers and their students toured France. They began with a weekend exploring Paris, then took the train to Toulouse, then on to the Campus Saint Christophe school in Masseube. They attended classes and participated in activities on campus, and had the chance to explore some of the local sites, including the beautiful Basque countryside and the Pyrenees. In November 2013, Solebury School hosted 14 St. Christophe students and their teachers.