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Global Education Exchange Programs and Trips

Global education is an important part of a Bryn Mawr student's education. It helps fulfill our mission of preparing students to be responsible and confident participants in the world, to cultivate respect for diversity and to engender a sense of responsibility to the broader community.

Why Global Education?

Global Education instills a deeper understanding of and appreciation for cultures and peoples around the world. It provides the chance for our students to continue to experience a diversity of opinions, experiences and backgrounds, which is an important part of our commitment to building diversity. It helps our students understand the complexities and interconnectedness of the global society in which we live by allowing them to assess their own culture (which includes religion, language, values, music, literature, economy, etc.) with that of another country. Most of all, global education provides an opportunity for students to get to know themselves and understand their place in this world in a way that can only be achieved by stepping outside of their comfort zones.

2024-25 Reciprocal Exchanges (Upper School)

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  • Argentina: Colegio San Carlos (11th grade)

    Argentina

    Colegio San Carlos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    (Available to students in grade 11- Two students are selected- Students must be taking at least Spanish III to apply)
    Travel Dates:
    July 2025 (3 weeks of classes and one week of holiday travel with family)
    Hosting Dates:
    April 2025 (3 weeks of classes and one week of holiday travel with family)
    Cost:
    Program fee and airfare are covered by Bryn Mawr. Students will need personal spending money. Families in both countries cover the cost of room and board, and in-country travel for exchange students.
    Application Deadline: November 1st, 2024
    Information Meeting: October (TBD)
  • Czech Republic Exchange PORG School in Prague, Czech Republic (10-11th grade) 

    Czech Republic Exchange

    PORG School, Prague, Czech Republic
    (Available to students in grades 10 or 11- Two students are selected)
    Travel Dates:
    June - July 2025 (4 weeks at school with weekend travel opportunities)
    Hosting Dates:
    March - April 2025 (4 weeks at school with weekend travel opportunities)
    Cost:
    Program fee and airfare are covered by Bryn Mawr. Students will need personal spending money. Families in both countries cover the cost of room and board, and in-country travel for exchange students.
    Application Deadline: November 1st, 2023
    Information Meeting: October (TBD)
  • England Exchange Christ's Hospital in West Sussex, UK (11th grade) 

    England Exchange

    Christ’s Hospital School, West Sussex, UK
    (Available to students in grade 11 - One student is selected from BMS and one from Gilman)
    Travel Dates:
    June- July 2025 (4-weeks stay at the boarding school with home visits to family)
    Hosting Dates:
    March- April 2025 (4 weeks at school living with family)
    Cost:
    Program fee and airfare are covered by Bryn Mawr. Students will need personal spending money. Families in both countries cover the cost of room and board, and in-country travel for exchange students.
    Application Deadline: November 1st, 2023
    Information Meeting: October (TBD)
    Contact in England: Caroline Lumley: CJL@christs-hospital.org
    Contact: Catalina Keilhauer

    This opportunity will allow you to host a student from England for four weeks this spring, followed by the chance to visit your exchange student’s family and school for four weeks in the summer before your senior year.
  • France Exchange: Collège St. Joseph de Grenelle  (9th grade) 

    France Exchange in Paris

    Collège St. Joseph de Grenelle, Paris, France
    (This exchange is open to one 9th grader. Students must be taking or have completed at least French III.)
    Travel Dates:
    10 days in June 2025
    Hosting Dates:
    10 days in the fall 2024
    Cost:
    Program fee and airfare are covered by Bryn Mawr. Students will need personal spending money. Families in both countries cover the cost of room and board, and in-country travel for exchange students.
    Application Deadline: November 1st, 2024
    Information Meeting: October (TBD)
  • Guatemala Exchange: Antigua International School, Antigua, Guatemala ( 9-10th grade) 

    Guatemala Exchange

    Antigua International School, Antigua, Guatemala
    (Available to students in grade 9 or 10- Two students are selected-No Spanish needed)
    Travel Dates:
    March 2025 (3 weeks including spring break)
    Hosting Dates:
    November 2024 (3 weeks including Thanksgiving)
    Cost:
    Program fee and airfare are covered by Bryn Mawr. Students will need personal spending money. Families in both countries cover the cost of room and board, and in-country travel for exchange students.
    Application Deadline: September 15th, 2023
    Information Meeting: October (TBD)
    Contact in Guatemala: Monica de Dios: mdedios@antiguais.org
  • South Africa Exchange Herschel School in Cape Town, South Africa (10th Grade) 

    South Africa Exchange

    Herschel School, Cape Town, South Africa
    (Available to students in grade 10th - Two students are selected)
    Travel Dates:
    July/August 2025 (6-weeks)
    Hosting Dates:
    Oct-Nov 2024 (6-weeks)
    Cost:
    Program fee and airfare are covered by Bryn Mawr. Students will need personal spending money. Families in both countries cover the cost of room and board, and in-country travel for exchange students. An additional of about $1200 may be added if students chose a trip to Kruger National Park as a class trip.
    Application Deadline: November 1st, 2024
    Information Meeting: October (TBD)
    Contact in South Africa: Michelle Seymour
  • Spain Exchange: Colegio Jesús María de Juan Bravo  (10-11th grade) 

    Spain Exchange

    Colegio Jesús María de Juan Bravo, Madrid, Spain
    (Available to students in grade 10 or 11 and must be currently enrolled in Spanish III or higher)
    Travel Dates:
    June 2025
    Hosting Dates:
    April 2025
    Cost:
    Program fee and airfare are covered by Bryn Mawr. Students will need personal spending money. Families in both countries cover the cost of housing, feeding, and in-country travel for exchange students.
    Application Deadline: November 1st, 2023
    Information Meeting: October (TBD)
    Contact in Spain: Antonio Retuerto
  • Turkey Exchange Robert College Istanbul, Turkey  - TENTATIVE

    Turkey Exchange

    Robert College, Istanbul, Turkey
    (Students world history classes will be given preference - 6 students selected)
    Travel Dates:
    Spring Break 2024 (10 days)
    Hosting Dates:
    August-Sept 2024 (10 days)
    Cost:
    Program fee and airfare will be paid by the students. Students will need personal spending money. Families in both countries cover the cost of room and board, and in-country travel for exchange students.
    Application Deadline: November 1st, 2023
    Information Meeting: October (TBD)
    Contact in Turkey: Joseph Welch: jwelch@robcol.k12.tr
Students interested in any of these reciprocal exchange programs should complete the linked form. If interested in being considered for more than one exchange program, just indicate so on the application. There is no need to complete multiple forms. Students interested in the spring break or summer travel opportunities can register directly by following the directions below.

2023-24 Group Travel Programs (Upper School)

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  • Spring Break Travel Opportunity: Costa Rica 

    Destination: Costa Rica 
     
    Application Deadline:
    November 1st, 2023 
     
    Travel Dates:
    March 9-17, 2024
     
    This trip is open to all tri-school students, grades 9-12- a chaperone will be provided per every 8 students. 
     
    This trip fills up quickly, and it’s first come, first served. There is room for 24 students. 
    For complete information and to register visit: www.ACIS.com 
     
    Group Leader ID: 72242 
    Group Leader Name: keilhauer-murua 
     
  • Summer Break Travel Opportunities : Japan

    Destination: Japan 
     
    Application Deadline:
    November 1st, 2023 
     
    Travel Dates:
    June 3-11, 2024
     
    This trip is open to all tri-school students, grades 9-12- a chaperone per every 8 students will be provided. There is room for 16 students.
     
    For complete information and to register visit: www.ACIS.com 
     
    Group Leader ID: 72242 
    Group Leader Name: keilhauer-murua