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

See more information below about the 2018-19 travel programs!

Upper School

Spanish Exchange: Spain

March 15 - March 25, 2019

The students lived with host families of students who attend the LaSalle Maravillas school. In addition to attending the school some days with their host students, students saw many sights in the city of Madrid, including the Prado Museum, the Royal Palace and the Bernabéu Stadium. They also had a day trip to the magnificent city of Toledo and a two night stay in Barcelona, where they saw the Joan Miró museum, the Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell.

The students from Spain arrived in Boston on April 1 and stayed until April 10. They lived with the host students in their houses and came to BB&N every day with them.

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French Exchange: France

March 15 - March 25, 2019

11 upper school students traveled to France in March.

They spent 2 days touring the Loire Valley and visiting châteaux and then spent 7 days in Paris. The students toured around town during the day, and at night they had a homestay with Parisian host families. The Parisian students then came here to BB&N in April and had a homestay with our students. Our Parisian partner school is called Le Lycée Victor Duruy.

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Science: Switzerland

March 15 - March 24, 2019

Fifteen students and three teachers participated in the 2019 science trip to Switzerland. We spent the first half of the week in Geneva, where we learned theoretical physics at CERN, discussed the process of mapping neural connections at Campus Biotech's Blue Brain Project, met with researchers who are working to convert brain signals to prosthetic controls at the Wyss Center, stopped by the Addictlab to delve into hands-on projects, explored the city by foot and by bike, and ate a LOT of fondue. We then made our way up to Interlaken (via an Alpine cheese factory in Gruyeres) and visited Sphinx Observatory - a research station high in the Alps. We also spent a day snowshoeing! A student perfectly summarized our collective thoughts: "I really loved this trip! It was a perfect blend of learning and fun (and I had fun learning). The science and scenery were spectacular."

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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 -, 617-800-2297

Middle School


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 (