Global Education Programs

Each year, several Solebury School teachers arrange exciting trips both abroad and within the United States to help broaden our students’ worldviews. The trips are usually planned to coincide with the shorter winter break and spring break.

"The trips to Quebec and France were great experiences. They were opportunities I never imagined having! Seeing the Eiffel Tower and interacting with French people expanded my enjoyment for the French culture and enhanced my use of the language. Quebec, though cold and snowy, was so much fun. The Winter Carnival was incredible! The food, the culture, and the experiences I had with friends on both of these trips made them memories I’ll never forget."
Annie Benjamin


2015-16 School Sponsored Trips

  • Language & Cultural Exchange

    Solebury School has partnered with St. Paul's School in Barcelona, Spain for a short-term exchange for up to five students. St. Paul's students will visit Solebury School September 26-October 24 and Solebury Students will visit St. Paul's February 16-March 11. The application period for the 2015-2016 school year has ended.

    If you are interested in studying in Spain and/or hosting a Spanish student for the 2016-2017 school year, please email Nicole Mount, Director of Global Education Programs, at

  • February Break 2016 Ski Trip

    During Mid-Winter Break (February 5 - 9, 2016) Solebury School will offer an extended ski trip. The location and cost will depend on the number of students who sign up. In years past we have planned trips to mountains such as Okemo and Mount Snow in Vermont. The trips have been three days and three nights and the cost between $400-$600. This price includes breakfasts and dinners, lodging, and ski passes. It does not include lunches or equipment rental. On recent trips we rented slopeside condos for easy access to the mountains and in order to have communal meals. This is a great way to have fun in the mountains with other skiiers and boarders.

    If you are interested in the ski trip, please email Sarah Sargent at or Stacie Anastasio at

  • Spring Break France Trip 2016

    From March 6 to March 14, Solebury is taking a trip in celebration of the art, food and history of France. We'll begin with three full days in Paris, exploring the great museums and monuments before we board the TGV (a high speed rail) to spend the rest of our time in the southern regions of Provence and the Cote d'Azur. It will be 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. There's no better way to end the winter doldrums than to stroll the ancient streets, enjoy the smells of the open-air markets and enjoy a leisurely chocolat in the cafes of France!

    Although this trip is open to all students in grades 9-12, preference will be given to students who are currently enrolled in a French course. Depending on enrollment, the anticipated cost of this trip is $3,117.

    If you're interested, check out our itinerary (PDF) or email Nicole Mount, Director of Global Education Programs, at A short application (PDF) is required.

  • Spring Break Zion & Grand Canyon Hiking Trip 2016

    Inspired by the 2015 Spring Break Service Trip to Arizona, this Spring Break (March 6-12, 2016), Solebury School is offering a backpacking trip to Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon, two of National Geographic's 20 Best Hikes in the National Parks. This trip is for students with experience in the outdoors and/or a willingness to challenge themselves on fun, but difficult hiking trails. Students will gain wilderness experience, leadership skills, and a greater appreciation for some of the most beautiful and accessible trails during this time of year in the United States.

    The trip will be led by U.S. History teacher and Outdoor Education coordinator, Jared Levy (, and Director of Global Education Programs, Nicole Mount ( Space is limited to approximately 10 students in grades 9-12. A short application (PDF) is required.The estimated cost for this trip is $1,000.

  • Literary Ireland Trip 2016

    Join the Literary Ireland adventure June 17-25, 2016! This program focuses on the poets and playwrights of Ireland and visits Dublin, Sligo, Galway, and the Aran Islands. There is space for 24 students and the estimated cost of the trip is $3,400 (payment plan available). Shawn Wright (Theater Director and English Teacher) and Sarah Sargent (English Teacher) will chaperone this trip.

    For more information, check out our itinerary or email Nicole Mount, Director of Global Education Programs, at A short application (PDF) is required.

2014-15 Trips

  • German Exchange

    Posted September 3, 2015

    In Spring 2015, Solebury School students participatec in an exchange with students from Helmuth Hubener School (Stadtteilschule Helmuth Hubener) in Hamburg, Germany. Solebury students traveled to Hamburg and stayed with German families during March spring break and/or hosted a German student in April. The 2013 spring exchange was a great experience and we are excited to offer this opportunity again!

    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! Solebury School then traveled to Hamburg.

  • Native American Community Service Trip

    Posted October 20, 2014

    Through a connection to the Hopi Nation in Arizona, Solebury students were guests of the Tribe for 4 days to provide community service work and to learn about their culture and history; art, ancient ruins, food, language, storytelling, etc.

    The Hopi Tribe is a sovereign nation located in northeastern Arizona. The reservation occupies part of Coconino and Navajo counties, encompasses more than 1.5 million acres, and is made up of 12 villages on three mesas.

    Travel points of interest included the Heard Museum 57th Indian Fair & Market, Phoenix; Montezuma’s Castle; Sedona; Slide Rock State Park, Oak Creek Canyon; Hopi Nation & Navajo Nation;5 days of Community Service; Grand Canyon Nat’l Park

  • Spring Break Adirondack Mountains trip

    Posted July 28, 2014

    "The Adirondack Park is a magical place. More than six million acres (and growing), it contains almost ninety percent of the country’s wilderness east of the Rockies. Larger than the entire state of Vermont, the park offers something truly unique to the outdoor adventurer.”

    During the March break, Solebury School offered a winter sports trip to the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate, New York. The group stayed in a private lodge on the grounds of Adirondack Rock & River - a lodging and guide service center that is a central part of the Adirondack climbing community. The trip introduced students to a variety of winter sports, including winter hiking, snowshoeing, ice climbing (with licensed guides), cross-country skiing, etc. The lodge included a kitchen, large fireplace, common area, a long dinning table, and climbing wall. Students were responsible for preparing meals, maintaining the lodge, and organizing games and events. Personal technology was limited such that the entire group, students and teachers alike, were able to take a break from modern life and enjoy the simplicity of nature, a warm fireplace, and group activities.