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 email@example.com.
This experience will expose students to the incredibly talented Mercersburg network of alumni and parents in New York City. The group will spend six days and seven nights in Manhattan meeting with alumni and parents who work in different business sectors such as finance, investment, entrepreneurship, non-profits, marketing, fashion, and art.
Trip Leaders: Sarah Bozzi and Pete Gunkelman March 1-9, 2018 $4,000
This expedition will encourage participants to compare lift-served resort skiing with more expedition-style backcountry ski touring. The group will spend three days ski touring in the breathtaking Tetons including lessons on avalanche safety and powder skiing/boarding.
Trip Leader: Doonie Brewer and Frank Bell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Session 1, June 8-16, 2019
Session 2, June 17-25, 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 Contact: Leah Rockwell, Leader TBD June 1-19, 2019 $3,500
This program (open to students who have completed French II Honors or beyond) offers participants immersion in French language and culture by participating in a two-week exchange with Collège-Lycée Saint-Joseph (our sister school in Thônes, France), followed several days in Paris.
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