International Programs


  • Travel Opportunities for Hotchkiss Students

    Through participation in language immersion, travel, and community service programs across the planet, Hotchkiss students can build on what happens in the classroom here in Lakeville. Whether through a Hotchkiss faculty-led program or an opportunity through Round Square or the Global Education Benchmarking Group, students can expand their horizons during the school year or summer break.

  • Summer and Gap Year Opportunities Fair

    Each year a number of outside organizations come to speak with our students about summer and gap year programs for international service, language study, and cultural immersion. These organizations are here in the dining hall throughout the year, and at an annual fair during the winter Upper Mid College Program.

    Read below to learn more about the programs that will be at the Summer & Gap Year Opportunities Fair on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the main hallway.

  • "There's no better way to learn about yourself than to travel," says Dan Heyman '05

    Since leaving Hotchkiss, Dan Heyman has earned a degree in math and economics, worked for MIT's Jameel Poverty Action Lab in Sierra Leone, set up and evaluated a micro-credit product for rural farmers, and co-founded a business with West African artisans. More about gaining a global perspective


About the Office

The Office of International Programs was created in 1999 as part of an initiative to "inculcate greater awareness and appreciation of global issues ­ both in and out of the classroom."

The Director of the office serves as the international student advisor, Round Square Coordinator, and summer opportunities advisor, and also supports faculty in the creation of global service, travel, and language-immersion programs.

Since the 2007-08 school year, Hotchkiss has run 21 international service, language and cultural-immersion programs in locations as diverse as Botswana, Chile, China, Germany, Kenya, Peru, Poland, Morocco, Russia, and Zambia. More than 300 grants have been awarded to students since 1999, primarily to support community-based service work in the developing world.

The world comes to Hotchkiss, as well, with international speakers such as Wole Soyenka and Elie Wiesel, an Ambassadors Speakers Series, and students from more than 30 countries being taught by faculty from 15 different nations. 


Hotchkiss & Round Square

RoundsquareAn association of more than 100 schools on five continents, Round Square is founded on a philosophy that embraces a set of six "pillars": internationalism, democracy, environment, adventure, leadership, and service—also known as the Round Square "IDEALS."

Hotchkiss is a Round Square school.
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Please contact David L. Thompson, Director of International Programs, with questions at any time.