2013 KPS Global Trips Announcement

We are pleased to provide the Kent Place School community with a preliminary list of service and departmental trips that we are considering offering during Spring Break 2013.  We will utilize the summer months to collect feedback and plan further before finalizing the list and scheduling a Global Trips Information Meeting in late-September.  The application and enrollment process will begin in October.

Scheduled Trips:

World Languages: China  (Tentative Dates: Fri., March 8 – Mon., March 18)

KPS is partnering with WildChina to offer Chinese-language and non-language learners the opportunity to experience a three-city (Beijing, Xi’an & Shanghai) immersion adventure.  WildChina organizes customized, immersive travel programs led by highly knowledgeable guides backed by a network of expert consultants. Designed to promote discovery, excitement and understanding, these distinctive journeys are ideally suited for students, teachers and academics.  This trip is open to all students in Grades 9-12 in 2012-13, and Chinese-language students only in Grade 8.  Chinese-language students will be granted preference in the admission process. 

Service/International: Tanzania   (Tentative Dates: Fri., March 8 – Mon., March 18)

KPS is partnering with World Leadership School (WLS) to offer a return travel, service and leadership building opportunity in Tanzania, Africa.  The travel team with spend one full work week at our partner school in Sanya Juu, the Faraja Primary School, completing a project that will support Faraja and its students with physical disabilities.  In addition, the travel team will explore the city of Moshi, which sits at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro; discover and experience the Masai culture; and experience a safari tour of the Ngorongoro Crater – in search of the Big Five!  This trip is open to students in Grades 8-12 in 2012-13. 

Middle School/Leadership: Washington, D.C.  (Tentative Dates: Fri., March 8 – Wed., March 13)

KPS administrators and faculty plan to create a customized “Leadership Tour” of our Nation’s Capital.  This 5-day/4-night motor coach tour, designed for MS students, will include visits to monuments, museums and government buildings, guest lectures from stakeholders in various industries, a meeting on “the hill” and individual leadership building workshops.  The trip will accommodate a diverse set of young leaders, especially those who appreciate history, politics and journalism, among others.  This trip is open to students in Grades 7-8 in 2012-13.  Grade 8 students will be granted preference in the admission process. 

Other Possibilities:

Service/Domestic: New Mexico “Exploring the tradition of the Pueblo Indian world view”  (We expect this 6 to 8-day trip would be open to students in Grades 8-12.)

World Languages: French-Language Immersion in France or Canada  (We expect this 6 to 10-day trip would be open to French-language students in Grades 9-12.)

Students may respond to globalservicelearning@kentplace.org to indicate the trip that interests them and why they intend to apply next fall.  No preference will be granted to those who respond this year, however, the responses will be helpful as the planning process moves forward.

Thank you!

 

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