Academics
Upper School

Global Education Opportunities

Global education is an important part of a Bryn Mawr girl'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 compare 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.

2016-2017 Global Education Programs

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  • Peru World Leadership - Puerto Maldonado

    available to tri-school students in grades 9 - 11

    Travel: July 2017
    Cost: Approx. $3800
    Student & Family Information Meeting: TBD

    Faculty Contact: Will Sheard, Gilman School
    Together with Bryn Mawr and Roland Park Country School, Gilman will partner with the World Leadership School this summer to send a group of students and teachers to participate in a community development project near the city of Puerto Maldonado, Peru.   Selected students will travel to Peru for a 15-day service-oriented program where they will receive practical training in sustainable community-based development and apply that training in the village.  Over the course of the trip, participants will engage with families in the village, build relationships with peers, and take part in cultural exchange activities.  To conclude, the group will go on an excursion to Cusco to explore the Andes Mountains and the Sacred Valley, including a day at Machu Picchu.  The goal of the program is to cultivate leadership skills and to promote a sense of global understanding, appreciation, citizenship, and compassion.
  • First Nations and Environmental Stewardship Community Service Trip - Vancouver, Canada

    available to students in grades 9 - 11 (limited to 10 students)
     
    Travel: June 2017
    Cost: Approx. $2500
    Application and deposits ($500) due on December 15, 2016
    Contact: Dr. Eric Elton and Cathy Reed
    Parent Information Meeting: December 6, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Exploration of Art and Social Justice - Havana, Cienfuegos, & Trinidad, Cuba

    available to students in grades 9 - 11 (limited to 12 students)

    Travel: June 2017
    Cost: Approx. $3500
    Application and deposits ($500) due on December 15, 2016

    Learn more:
    Program Overview and Itinerary
    Contact: Talia Titus
    Student & Family Information Meeting - December 6, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
  • South Africa Exchange - Cape Town, South Africa

    available to students in grade 10

    Travel: July 2017 (8-weeks)
    Host: October 2017 (8-weeks)
    Cost: Bryn Mawr covers program and airfare, students will need personal spending money
    This opportunity will allow you to host an exchange student from the Herschel School of Cape Town for two months (October) and the chance to spend your summer in Cape Town, South Africa.

    Contact: Talia Titus
    Student Information Meeting: TBD
  • Language Immersion & Reciprocal Exchange - Lyon & Paris, France

    Open to tri-school students enrolled in French in grades 9-11

    Travel: June 15 -July 1, 2017 (2 weeks)
    Host: April 2017 (2 weeks)
    Cost: Approx. $3200

    Learn more:
    Program Overview
    Exchange Application
    Contact: Kati Colombat
  • Czech Republic Exchange - Prague, Czech Republic

    available to students in grade 11

    Travel: June 2017 (4-weeks)
    Host: March/April 2017 (4-weeks)
    Cost: Bryn Mawr covers program and airfare, students will need personal spending money
    This opportunity will allow you to host a student from the Czech Republic 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. 

    Contact: Talia Titus
    Student Information Meeting: TBD
  • England Exchange - West Sussex, UK

    available to students in grade 11

    Travel: June 2017 (4-weeks)
    Host: March/April 2017 (4-weeks)
    Cost: Bryn Mawr covers program and airfare, students will need personal spending money
    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. 

    Contact: Talia Titus
    Student Information Meeting: TBD
Located in Baltimore, Maryland, The Bryn Mawr School is a private all-girls kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school with a coed preschool for ages 2 months through 5 years. Bryn Mawr provides students with exceptional educational opportunities on a beautiful 26-acre campus within the city limits. Inquisitive girls, excellent teaching, strong student-teacher relationships and a clear mission sustain our vibrant school community where girls always come first.