Mercersburg’s Office of Global Programs & Initiatives
As part of Mercersburg’s mission statement, we state that, “Mercersburg Academy prepares young people from diverse backgrounds for college and for life in a global community.”
In an effort to facilitate student understanding of what living within a global community means, the Office of Global Programs and Initiatives exists to oversee that all students have access to a global learning at some point during their time at Mercersburg. Some of the experiences to which students may have access are:
travel programs with faculty members over spring break or summer
travel programs with faculty members in summer exchange programs with our partner schools in Chile, France, China, or Germany
class or activity-specific opportunities such as robotics or dance competitions
Trip Leaders: Will Whitmore/Kristen Pixler (Cost: $3,750, March 3-10, 2017)
As European soccer continues to grow in popularity, this trip will provide those who have fallen in love with the sport the opportunity to experience it in person while also visiting one of the world’s greatest cities.
Trip Leaders:Pete Gunkelman/Jen Smith (Cost/dates: $4,200, June 13-26, 2017)
This excursion will challenge participants on land and in the water. Appreciation for the beauty and power of nature will be fostered through four days of structured surf lessons on the Basque coast and four days of sport climbing in the Cordillera Cantabrica.
Trip Leader: Ben McNeil (Cost: $4,500, June 3-24, 2017)
This progam offers students a chance to be immersed in French language and culture by participating in an exchange with Collège-Lycée Saint-Joseph (our sister school in France) and then engaging in a weeklong tourism trip. Previous coursework in French is required.
Trip Leaders: Greg Lynch/Allison Stephens (Cost: $4,200, June 8-18, 2017)
Students will visit, explore, and reflect upon historically, culturally and religiously significant areas of both ancient and modern Italy (Rome, Naples, Sorrento Peninsula, Herculaneum and Mt. Vesuvius).
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 440 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $6 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center. Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance to New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. 300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg PA 17236 717-328-6173