International Programs



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.