International Travel Program

Each year, the Global Education Program sponsors international travel opportunities as a way for students to gain an appreciation of other cultures, practice foreign languages, and learn about current issues facing local peoples - all while challenging comfort zones and embracing a greater sense of global awareness and interconnectedness.

These faculty-led trips may vary in length and nature from year to year, and some are part of established school exchange programs. These trips take place during the School’s two-week break in March and in the summer.

We are proud to be able to offer financial assistance for trips to families currently receiving aid for tuition.

For more information about opportunities abroad or financial assistance please contact Director of Global Education Dr. Karina J. Baum at kbaum@bbns.org.

See more information below for the 2018-19 travel opportunities!

More information on the 2018-19 Upper School Chorale trip coming soon.

Upper School

Spanish Exchange: Spain

March 15 - March 25, 2019

Spanish Immersion & Cultural Exchange. Homestay with families in Madrid and 2 nights sightseeing trip to Barcelona.

Open to: Must be a student of Spanish or be bilingual

Cost: $3000

Host Exchange student: April 1 - April 10

Contact: Carrie Rose - crose@bbns.org
 

French Exchange: France

March 15 - March 25, 2019

French immersion and cultural exchange. Two days visiting castles in the Loire Valley. Seven days in Paris, including homestay.

Open to: students studying French

Cost: $2,700

Contact: Ben Sprayregen - bsprayregen@bbns.org

Vive la France!

Science: Switzerland

March 15 - March 24, 2019

Visit cutting-edge science institutions and speak with scientists at the forefront of their fields. Four days in Geneva visiting CERN and Campus Biotech. Three days in Interlaken and Lauterbrunnen visiting Sphinx Laboratory and touring.

Cost: $3,500 + airfare

Open to: all students

Contact: Lisa Conway - lconway@bbns.org

Chinese Exchange: China

June 8 - June 22, 2019

Chinese Language & Cultural exchange. One week homestay in RDFZ, a top high
School In Beijing. One week tour of cities of Xi’an,Suzhou, Shanghai including the Great Wall, the Forbbiden City, the Terracotta Warriors, Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower, Suzhou Gardens, etc.

Open to: all current Chinese students.
Non-Chinese students are also welcome

Cost: $3650

Contact: Mr. Yinong Yang - yyang@bbns.org, 617-800-2297

Middle School

Greece

March 17 - March 25, 2019

Explore the impact of ancient Greek culture on the modern world, introduce the discipline of Archaeology, and investigate who owns the past.

Cities: Athens, Delphi, Nafplio 

Sites include: Acropolis, Delphi, Mycenae, & Epidaurus 

Open to: 7th or 8th Grade Students

Cost: TBA

Contact: Courtney Soule - MS Latin (csoule@bbns.org)

International Travel Programs not available in 2018-19:

Upper School:
Arabic
Latin
Russia Exchange
Community Service
Art History