Each year, nearly a quarter of Hotchkiss students take advantage of opportunities to learn in the world beyond our campus. Faculty-led travel programs, school exchanges, international student conferences, and service projects with other schools prepare our students to live and work as global citizens. Our membership in Round Square, School Year Abroad, the Global Education Benchmarking Group, and the Confucius Classroom connect us to schools and people across the globe. The School is fortunate to have 14 funds to ensure access to these opportunities for all of our students.
Each year, Hotchkiss faculty members and students embark on journeys throughout the U.S. and the world. In recent years, our travel programs have gone to Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Morocco, New Mexico, Peru, Poland, Québec, Russia, Senegal, Spain, Utah, and Zambia. Programs deepen student understanding of global issues or bring to life the material studied in classes here in Lakeville — from sketching Greek ruins in Paestum to engaging in leadership seminars with Zambian peers to staying with a local family in Vichy.