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2018 Travel Learning

September 13, 2017

2017 trip to FranceBurroughs' travel learning opportunities fall into three categories — trips that extend the curriculum, trips that engage students in their communities and the world, and trips that are intended to build the team and the athlete. Some opportunities are offered annually, others are offered cyclically.

Several trips will be offered in the spring and summer of 2018, and many of them are already in the early stages of planning. Students who are interested in one of these opportunities should contact the faculty member associated with trip.

  • China: The Chinese program is organizing a 12-day educational trip to China during spring break (March 18 to 29, 2018) for interested students (grades 10-12). The intinerary includes visits to the culturally rich cities of Beijing, Xi’an and Luoyang, all of which were capitals of multiple ancient dynasties and at the same time are booming modern cities. Students will explore the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, temples (such as the Temple of Heaven), the Terra Cotta Army, the Longmen Grottoes, etc. They will also work on collaborative language and culture projects with students from Dandelion Middle School in Beijing. Any student in grades 10 through 12 may participate. The number of student travelers is limited to 20. Register online (code jbschina18). The registration deadline is October 15, 2017. For more information, contact Chinese teacher Fushun Le.
  • Italy: The Classics Department offers a spring break trip to Italy to students of Latin & Greek (grades 9-12). Students will be based in Rome and in a private villa outside Naples, with day visits to the hill town of Orvieto and the temples at Paestum. They will be led exclusively by Burroughs faculty. More information is available from the trip leaders Philip Barnes and Avery Springer. Enrollment is open to students in Greek I or Latin III and above.

  • Germany: Students of German (grades 10 and 11) may participate in the biennial exchange with the Ferdinand-Porsche Gymnasium in Stuttgart, Germany, in June/July 2018. Olga Russell (Modern Languages) is the coordinator.

  • Grand Canyon: Eighth graders may participate in one of the two annual trips to the Grand Canyon from June 5-11 or June 7-13, 2018. For more information, visit the trip web page or contact Margaret Bahe (Science).

  • Nicaragua: Students of Spanish (grades 9-11) may participate in the school's second service trip to the mountains of Nicaragua to work with the Fabretto Children's Foundation from June 4-13, 2018. For more information, attend the meeting from 5:30 to 6 pm, Monday, September 25, in the athletics office; visit the trip web page or contact Peter Tasker (Athletics; Modern Languages).

  • Global Youth Leadership Institute: GYLI brings together students from schools across the country for four- to nine-day summer institutes, which take place in mid to late June during three consecutive summers. Current ninth graders may sign up for the first year. Contact Brian Connor (Theatre) for more information.

  • Spring Break Service Trip: Montgomery Plan is sponsoring a five- to six-day service trip (grades 9-12) during the first week of spring break. This year's trip will aim to provide flood relief in Texas or Florida. Cost should not be a consideration for any student who wishes to participate. The trip is generously supported by the Jack Orchard Fund. Families with the means to do so are invited to help defray trip costs directly or to make a tax-deductible contribution to help build the Fund. Contact Rachael Barnes (Math; Montgomery Plan) with questions or if you would like to make a donation.

Students who can demonstrate need may apply for up to $1800 in trip support from the Cissel Fund once during their time at Burroughs. (Funding for the spring break service trip is independent of the Cissel Fund and does not apply to the $1800 limit.) Any student who is on a full or a nearly full tuition aid award may apply for up to full support for international and team travel from the Travel Together Fund. Contact Debbie Drummond for more information.