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.

2017-2018 Global Education Programs

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  • First Nations and Environmental Stewardship Community Service Trip - Vancouver, Canada

    available to students in grades 9 - 11 (limited to 10 students)
     
    Travel: June 2018 (10 days)
    Cost: Approx. $2500
    Family Information Meeting: November 9 at 5:30 pm
    Application and deposits ($500) due on November 15, 2017
  • Culture and Community Development in Thailand & Cambodia Udon Thani, Thailand & Phnom Penh, Cambodia (includes Sappraiwan Elephant Conservation)

    available to students in grades 9 - 11 (12-15 students)

    Travel: June 2018 (12 days)
    Cost: Approx. $2900
    Family Information Meeting: November 9 at 5:30 pm
    Application and deposits ($500) due by November 15, 2017

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    Family Information Meeting: November 9 at 5:30 pm

    Contact: Talia Titus

    For students who want to gain an understanding of the inner workings of on-the-ground NGO and work alongside health care professionals on high-impact public health projects. Earn Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification while learning about elephant conservation and bond with the mahouts , Thai elephant keepers, as togeher you bathe, feed, and care for the elephants.
  • Peru World Leadership - Puerto Maldonado

    available to tri-school students in grades 9 - 11 at Bryn Mawr, RPCS, Gilman

    Travel: July 7-21 2018
    Cost: Approx. $2600 + Airfare
    Family Information Meeting: Wednesday, October 18 at 7:00pm Lecture Hall @Gilman

    Program Information
    Application Instructions

    Faculty Contact: Mr. Bartley Griffith, & Mr. Joe Duncan Gilman School
    Together with Bryn Mawr and Roland Park Country School, Gilman will once again partner this summer with World Leadership School to send a group of students and teachers to participate in a community development project near the city of Puerto Maldonado, Peru. Students will travel to Peru in July for a 15-day service-oriented program where they will receive practical training in sustainable community-based development. Learn more about the program by looking at the program blog maintained by participating students last summer. There will be an information session for students and parents on Wednesday, October 18 at 7:00 PM in the Lecture Hall. Please contact Mr. Griffith or Mr. Duncan with questions.
  • Spanish Language Immersion Program - Tour of cities of Gijon, Oviedo, Cudillero, and Salinas in Spain

    available to students in grades 9 - 11 at Bryn Mawr, RPCS, Gilman
     
    Travel: June 12-28 2018 (17 days)
    Cost: $3800
    Family Information Meeting: Wednesday, November 8 @ Gilman
    Application and deposits: TBD

    Program Information

    Contact:
    Ms. Linda Trapp, Gilman School
  • South Africa Exchange Herschel School in Cape Town, South Africa

    available to students in grade 10, 2 selected

    Travel: July 2018 (8-weeks)
    Host: October 2018 (8-weeks)
    Cost: Bryn Mawr covers program and airfare, students will need personal spending money
    Student Information Meeting: October 20 during lunch (HW 46)
    Application deadline November 1, 2017
    Contact: Talia Titus

    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.
  • Czech Republic Exchange PORG School in Prague, Czech Republic

    available to students in grade 11, 2 selected

    Travel: June 2018 (4-weeks)
    Host: March 2018 (4-weeks)
    Cost: Bryn Mawr covers program and airfare, students will need personal spending money
    Student Information Meeting: October 20 during lunch (HW 46)
    Application deadline November 1, 2017
    Contact: Talia Titus

    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.
  • England Exchange Christ's Hospital in West Sussex, UK

    available to students in grade 11, 1 selected

    Travel: June 2018 (4-weeks)
    Host: March 2018 (4-weeks)
    Cost: Bryn Mawr covers program and airfare, students will need personal spending money
    Student Information Meeting: October 20 during lunch (HW 46)
    Application deadline November 1, 2017
    Contact: Talia Titus

    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.
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.