2020 Intersession Trip
Group Leader: Heather Butt
Requested Departure Date: 5/18/2020
Requested Return Date: 5/22/2020
You can’t cross the street in Boston without seeing the impact of science, technology, and engineering. In fact, the Big Dig, the most expensive highway project in the United States, rerouted some of those very streets into tunnels beneath Boston. Some of the brightest minds in the world call the hub city home, and it’s no wonder why. Skyscrapers built on land that had once been a swamp, a harbor that rebounded from one of the filthiest in the U.S. to one of the cleanest, and institutions like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and FIRST® Robotics, make Boston a symbol of innovation and ingenuity.
2020 Summer Trips
Group Leader: Erik Vanags
Requested Departure Date: 6/9/2020
Requested Return Date: 6/19/2020
Meaningful. Sustainable. Unforgettable
Travel to the top of the Andes Mountains where indigenous customs and local culture come to life. While you connect with Andean communities, you’ll gain insight into the challenges they face including poverty, access to education and gender inequality. Together with Free The Children, you’ll work side-by-side implementing sustainable solutions to these challenges. Then, embark on a tropical adventure to the Galápagos Islands where nature, wildlife and Darwin’s theories come into focus as you explore the land.
Group Leader: Julie Bell
Requested Departure Date: 7/12/2020
Requested Return Date: 7/21/2020
Join teachers and students from around the world in Davos, Switzerland for a three-day leadership conference happening July 14-16 (limited space). Hear from world-renowned speakers on the Summit theme, attend expert-led workshops, and gain insight into The Impact of Sports & Wellness and everything impacting it today.
Using design thinking—a creative problem-solving technique that's been adopted by companies like Apple and Google—international teams of students will develop and present innovative solutions related to well-being.
Group Leader: Kevin Ferry
Requested Departure Date: 6/20/2020
Requested Return Date: 6/29/2020
As the ancient wonders of Athens and Delphi give way to the Renaissance treasures of Florence, it becomes clear how one era leads to another, how one ancient civilization sows the seeds for future awakenings.The Parthenon in Athens and the Colosseum in Rome provide a fascinating framework for the artistic and architectural breakthroughs throughout Florence.
Group Leader: Weili Jin
Requested Departure Date: 6/15/2020
Requested Return Date: 6/24/2020
Beijing is a city in transformation, with fast-paced development thriving alongside historically significant sights like the Forbidden City.Experience Chinese culture—from a Legend of Kung Fu show to a Peking duck dinner—and visit the greatest monument of all: the Great Wall. Construction on the Wall began in the 3rd century B.C., and today it extends for more than 3,000 miles.
Anticipated 2021 Summer Trips
Global Leadership Summit: Location TBD + Davos, Switzerland
Service Learning Trip: Location TBD