Global_color.png

St. Mark's School 2020: Global Citizenship Initiative
St. Mark's School recognizes that a global education is a critical component of a 21st century education. Therefore, the goal of the Global Citizenship Initiative, through both curricular and extracurricular offerings, is to help our students see and appreciate the distinctive features and the beauty that exist in the variety of cultures of the world, to appreciate the human universals that make all people more similar than different, and to inspire our students to become global citizens.

Click on the opportunity name below to access the details.
academic.png

The Mountain School of Milton Academy

Summary

Each semester 45 motivated high school juniors from all over the country come together to live and work on the school’s farm in rural Vermont. Students and faculty build together a semester based on trust and an appreciation of difference, creating an academic and work-based community in which every voice matters. While living with teachers in small houses, students help to make important decisions concerning how we live together. Courses provide a demanding, integrated learning experience that takes advantage of the school's small size and mountain campus. Balancing intellectual inquiry and experiential learning, the curriculum challenges students to think flexibly, speak their minds, and return to their schools equipped for continued academic success. Engagement with the farm and forest sparks an appreciation for their food, their fuel and their labor. Admission is selective. The Mountain School of Milton Academy is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.


Website

http://www.mountainschool.org/


Location

Vermont


Area(s) of Interest

 


Period Offered

Fall or Spring


Age Requirements

11th Grade


Deadline

Application is due in February


Contact

Dr. Appell-Warren

Chewonki Semester School

Summary

The Chewonki Semester School provides a challenging academic program for a small number of highly motivated and academically capable students in their junior year. As a Chewonki student, you will live on a 400-acre peninsula, exploring rocky intertidal zones, sandy shores, and freshwater streams. You may snowshoe alongside moose tracks, kayak to Hungry Island, hike the Appalachian Trail, or scale Mt. Katahdin. Your eyes will be opened to the ecosystems around you, as you learn to look when you see a bird or flower, tree, or tide pool. You will discover, in the process, that everything is connected, that nothing should be taken for granted. You'll come to know the natural world while linking practical experiences to the intellectual work of your academic pursuits. In this way, Chewonki provides a unified education where ideas are understood in context, and ideas from different classes build on each other.


Website

http://www.chewonki.org/


Location

Maine


Area(s) of Interest

Sustainability, Leadership


Period Offered

Fall or Spring


Age Requirements

11th Grade


Deadline

Application is due on February 20th for both semesters


Contact

 Dr. Laura Appell-Warren

School Year Abroad

Summary

Since 1964, School Year Abroad has sent high school juniors and seniors to study abroad in distinctive cities and towns throughout Europe and Asia where their safety and security is a priority. Widely considered the 'gold standard' of high school study abroad programs, SYA's rigorous academic curriculum, paired with complementary educational travel and varied extracurricular activities, ensure students are in an optimal position to return to their home schools or proceed to college. At SYA, you have the advantage of earning high school credit for your year studying abroad while learning from exceptional U.S. independent school and locally-hired faculty. We offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses and standardized testing, college counseling and progress and end-of-year reports for parents and home schools to ensure that you are on track when you return home. Unlike other high school study abroad programs, School Year Abroad independently operates its own schools, so instead of enrolling in a local high school, you'll be learning from hand-selected local and U.S. faculty who serve as advisors to SYA students as they navigate their new environment. In SYA's unique intellectual environment, learning takes place in the classroom and in the larger global community. Each SYA school provides a unique educational environment that brings together the high educational standards of top U.S. prep schools with the excitement of experience-based learning.


Website

http://www.sya.org/s/833/start.aspx


Location

Various


Area(s) of Interest

 


Period Offered

School Year


Age Requirements

11th and 12th Grade


Deadline

Application is due in February


Contact

Mr. Lyons
exchange.png

St. Hilda's School, Southport, Queensland, Australia

Summary

St. Markers will go to St. Hilda’s in July 2014 for 6 weeks and their exchange students will join them here at St. Mark’s in September 2014. Cost is airfare and spending money only.


Website

http://www.sthildas.qld.edu.au/


Location

Southport, Queensland, Australia


Period Offered

July 2014 for 6 weeks


Deadline

Fall


Contact

Dr. Appell-Warren

Korea International School, Jeju Island, South Korea

Summary

St. Markers will go to KIS in the summer of 2014 for 4 weeks and their exchange students will join them here at St. Mark’s in the winter of 2015. Students wishing to participate in this exchange will fill out an application form in the fall.  Cost is airfare and spending money only.


Website

http://kis.ac/


Location

Jeju Island, South Korea


Period Offered

Summer of 2014


Deadline

Fall


Contact

Dr. Appell-Warren

Wittelsbacher Gymnasium, Munich, Germany

Summary

St. Markers will go to Munich during either spring break or early June 2014.  Their German exchange students will visit St. Mark’s during the German Easter Holidays 2014.  Cost is airfare and spending money.


Website

http://www.wittelsbacher-gymnasium.de/


Location

München, Germany


Period Offered

Spring Break or early June 2014


Deadline

Fall


Contact

Mrs. Wells

The Grange School, Santiago, Chile

Summary

Students wishing to participate in the Grange School exchange will fill out an application in the fall. Grange School Students will visit St. Mark’s in January 2014 and St. Mark’s students will go to Chile in July.  Cost is airfare and spending money.


Website

http://www.grange.cl/


Location

Santiago, Chile


Period Offered

July 2014


Deadline

Fall


Contact

Mr. Cifuentes           

Beijing Experimental High School Attached to Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

Summary

The Beijing Experimental High School Exchange is primarily for Chinese Language Learners.  If space allows other interested students are welcome to join the trip.  Students live with a host family and in the School dormitories for three weeks.  The next Beijing Experimental High School exchange will be in June 2015.


Website

http://www.sdsz.com.cn/en_ver/abouts.asp


Location

Beijing, China


Period Offered

June 2015


Deadline

Fall


Contact

Ms. Wu    
gapYear.png

Waterford-Kamhlaba School, Swaziland, Southern Africa

Summary

Graduating 6th Formers have the opportunity to work as Interns at the Waterford-Kamhlaba School in Swaziland for a semester or a year.  Cost is airfare and spending money, students are given room and board and a small stipend.


Website

http://www.waterford.sz/


Location

Swaziland, Southern Africa


Period Offered

post graduation


Contact

Dr Appell-Warren      
spring break.png
Trips will range in price and be dependent on airfare and lodging costs incurred by our partnering organizations. St. Mark's strives to provide students with an outstanding global experience at a reasonable price. Limited Financial Aid is available for these trips.

Morocco

Summary

During spring break students will have the opportunity to travel to Morocco for a week.  St. Mark’s is working with a group called Envoys who will create the itinerary in consultation with the Global Citizenship Office.  Chaperones will be St. Mark’s faculty as well as Envoy’s employees. Additional details will be forthcoming.


Website

http://envoys.com/


Location

Morocco


Contact

Dr. Appell-Warren

Greece

Summary

During spring break there will be a trip to Greece for students working towards a classics diploma and for students taking Latin and Greek.  Additional details will be forthcoming.


Website

http://www.ed-tours.com/tours/10dayclassicalgreece.html


Location

Greece


Contact

Dr. Harwood

The Dominican Republic

Summary

Once again St. Mark’s will partner with Outreach 360 for a service trip to the Dominican Republic. While there St. Markers will have the opportunity to participate in programs working with children in underserved areas in the DR.


Website

http://www.outreach360.org/home/


Location

Dominican Republic


Contact

Mr. Sellers, Ms. Sischo or Mrs. Vachris
summer.png

Sri Lanka

Summary

In early June of 2014, in conjunction with Envoys, we are hoping to offer a trip to India or Sri Lanka. Further details will be forthcoming.


Website

http://envoys.com/


Location

India or Sri Lanka


Contact

Dr. Appell-Warren

St. Mark's in Segovia

Summary

The Instituto San Pedro provides a month long opportunity over the summer for St. Mark's students to experience the language and culture of Spain through the full immersion program St. Mark's in Segovia. Living with carefully selected families, attending three classes a day, joining daily cultural activities, and weekend trips is the core of the program. The stay in Segovia is complemented with an unforgettable trip to the south of Spain where students will be able to visit the magnificent cities of Cordoba, Seville, and Granada.


Website

http://www.institutosanpedro.com/


Location

Segovia


Contact

Mr. Cifuentes

St. Mark's School/Salzburg Global Seminar

Summary

The inaugural summer of our innovative Global Citizenship Institute will take place the second week of July 2014.  Teams of students and faculty from schools around Southborough and around the world will gather to explore issues of global significance and to collaborate on project that can be implemented at their home schools.  Details and applications will be announced in the fall.


Website

http://www.salzburgglobal.org/current/index-b.cfm


Location

St. Mark's School


Contact

Dr. Appell-Warren

service.png

Ste. Marguerite’s School, Latournelle, Haiti

Summary

Ste. Marguerite’s School, Latournelle, Haiti. St. Mark’s School, Southborough and St. Mark’s School, Altadena, California have partnered, through the auspices of the School Partnership in Haiti  Program, with St. Marguerite’s School in Latournelle, Haiti.  While students will not often have the opportunity to travel to Haiti, the Haiti Partnership Committee at St. Mark’s School, is an active and vibrant organization.  “The Haiti Partnership Committee is dedicated to developing the partnership between St. Mark’s School and Ste. Marguerite’s School in Latournelle, Haiti. Our goal is to foster communication, education and cultural exploration between the two schools.  We, at St. Mark’s Southborough, are also committed to supporting capital projects at Ste. Marguerite’s through fundraising, in both the local and broader school communities.”


Website

episcopalschools.org - establishing-a-school-partnership-in-haiti


Location

Haiti


Contact

Ms. McColloch

Valley High School, Sanders, Arizona

Summary

St. Mark’s is in the very early stages of creating a partnership with Valley High School in Sanders, Arizona.  Located on a Navajo reservation this partnership, or one like it, will afford St. Mark’s students the opportunity to learn from and understand the Native American perspective.


Website

susd.k12.az.us


Location

Arizona


Contact

Mr. Backon

Brantwood Camp, Greenfield, NH

Summary

Brantwood Camp, Greenfield, NH. St. Mark’s will soon reach its 100th anniversary of sending students to volunteer as cabin counselors at this summer camp in New Hampshire. Brantwood is specifically designed to serve boys and girls who would not otherwise have the opportunity to afford a camping experience; most are from inner city areas in New England and New Jersey. For sixteen days in the summer (three sessions are available), St. Mark’s students volunteer to live with a small group of campers, helping them develop character, confidence and independence, both physically and emotionally. In this they are trained and supervised by a highly experienced camp staff. It is a challenging job, but it offers unparalleled leadership training and experience to St. Markers who are ready for a life-changing summer. There is no cost to the student, but an application and references are required. Students interested in this program should contact Rev. Talcott.


Website

www.brantwood.org


Location

Greenfield, New Hampshire


Contact

Rev. Talcott
DSC_1081.JPG

Click here to view the photo gallery           
At St. Mark’s we emphasize global competency and global civics. This approach differentiates us because the focus is not only on the travel experience of the students but on the engagement of the student and faculty with other ways of thinking and being as well as the responsibility of each of us as a member of the global community. Our ultimate goal is that every St. Mark’s student will have the chance to study an array of global issues in both required and elective courses across the curriculum, including political, economic, health, environmental, cultural, and social issues, as well as issues of perspective. And every St. Mark’s student will be given the opportunity to experience firsthand, through immersion, a culture that would otherwise be foreign to him or her; ‘learning by doing’ the task of cross-cultural understanding and difference.

I am therefore pleased to present here our current Global Citizenship immersion and travel opportunities. Check back periodically to find updates on our opportunities.
Laura Appell-Warren
DSC_8187.JPG

DSC_8184.jpg