Each year, Solebury School offers exciting experiences abroad to help students explore new cultures, expand their worldviews, practice another language and create lifelong memories. The following destinations are available for the 2017-2018 school year.
Any of these excursions will enable students to complete the travel requirement for our new Global Education Concentration.
Food In France: March 11-19 2018 (During Spring Break)Here is the itinerary. Solebury School has partnered with AtlasWorkshops for an exciting trip to France! The trip’s themes of food, sustainability and French culture and history will help students answer the question, “How can France’s food system change how we eat?” As students travel to Annecy, Lyon and the south of France, they’ll focus on the connection that French people have to food, how this is changing over time, and how this can inspire new relationships with food back home. Students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to apply and students in French classes may be given priority.
Applications are due by November 3, 2017. To apply, please contact Global Education Director Nicole Mount at firstname.lastname@example.org
Architecture & Design in Italy: March 11-20, 2018 (During Spring Break)
Here is the itinerary. This unique trip will focus on architectural components of Italy's rich history. Students will look to answer questions on architectural integrity, design, use of space, and structural functionality. As a sub-concentration, class systems and use of space for modern times will be highlighted. This trip will explore classic Italy which is filled with art, architecture, and a taste of authentic Italian cuisine. As we develop the specific destinations of this trip, our goal is to expose students to as many highlights of classic Italy as possible! Students have the option to take the Architecture & Design elective in the Winter trimester taught by Dr. Jen Perez. Solebury students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to students enrolled in the Architecture & Design elective course.
Applications are due by November 3, 2017. To apply, please contact Global Education Director Nicole Mount at email@example.com.
THEATER TRIP TO THE STRATFORD SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, ONTARIO, CANADA: JUNE 12- 17, 2018
Here is the itinerary. Shakespeare in the summer! For more than 60 years, this internationally recognized theater festival has taken place in Stratford, Ontario. Students will travel by bus to Niagara Falls and Woodstock, spend two days at the Stratford Festival, and tour Toronto for a day and a half. While at the festival, students will attend matinees, take a tour of the costume and props warehouse, and attend pre-show talks! Solebury students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to apply and students enrolled in theater and tech may be given priority.
Applications are due by Sunday, January 14, 2018. To apply, please contact Global Education Director Nicole Mount at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spanish Exchange in Barcelona, Spain
Now in its third year, Solebury School’s partnership with St. Paul's School in Barcelona, Spain, offers a wonderful, short-term (one month) experience for up to five students. St. Paul's School students visit Solebury School in September/October, and Solebury students visit St. Paul's School in February/March. Students will experience the beauty and history of Spanish culture and will strengthen their fluency with the language. Students live with a host family and form a relationship that could last a lifetime. The exchange is intended for 9th and 10th grade students in Levels 2 or 3 of Spanish. There is no additional tuition cost for this program, just the cost of the flight to Spain.
If you are interested in studying in Spain and/or hosting a St. Paul’s School student for the 2018-2019 school year, please contact Director of Global Education Nicole Mount at email@example.com.
Cultural Exchange in St-Légier, Switzerland
Solebury School students can participate in a one-month exchange with students from the French/English Haut-Lac International Bilingual School in St-Légier, Switzerland, between Montreaux and Lausanne in the gorgeous Lake Geneva region. Solebury families will host Haut-Lac students in October/November; Solebury students travel to Switzerland in February/March. While in Switzerland, Solebury students will stay with host families, attending classes with their exchange students and exploring the surrounding area. The exchange is intended for 9th and 10th grade students who are in, or have taken, French classes. Preference will be given to these students; however, if you do not take French, you are welcome to apply. There is no additional tuition cost for this program, just the cost of the flight to Switzerland.
We are currently accepting applications for 2018-2019 program. If you are interested in studying in Switzerland and/or hosting a Haut-Lac student, please email Director of Global Education Nicole Mount at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read Haut-Lac student Kaj's blog post on her experience at Solebury School!
If you have questions about any of the above trips, please contact Global Education Director Nicole Mount at email@example.com.