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, China, France, Germany, or Spain
class or activity-specific opportunities such as robotics or dance competitions
Read more about this year's break travel opportunities below. If you have any questions about break travel, please contact Leah Rockwell, director of global programs and initiatives, at 717-328-6132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Break 2019
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Cloud Forest School, Monteverde, Costa Rica
Trip Leaders: Trini Hoffman and Jeff Cohen
March 2-11, 2019 $3,000
This is a Community Service / Study Trip for any student who would like to experience travel, culture, language, social interaction, and many learning components of self in the country of Costa Rica.
Trip Leader: Doonie Brewer and Will Willis (email@example.com)
June 8-16, 2019
In partnership with the Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI) on the island of Eleuthera (Bahamas) students will gain an appreciation for and hopefully a lifelong dedication to the preservation of the oceans and sea life.
Students who have completed Spanish II Honors (or beyond) in Spanish are invited to apply to a three-week program in San Felipe, Chile, where they will live with a Chilean family whose student attends our partner school, Colegio Alemán de San Felipe.
Trip Leaders: Tom Thorne & Kristi Magalhaes Session 1, June 5-15
Session 2, June 16-26**
Mercersburg's Latin program is pleased to be working again with the Paideia Institute to provide our students with an academically-focused introduction to Italy's wealth of classical and medieval sites.
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 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 of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. 300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236 GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236 717-328-6173