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Putney Student Travel For 63 years, Putney Student Travel has offered high school and middle school students the opportunity and insight to shape their world through travel, unique cultural engagement, friendship, and fun. Our summer programs range from two to five weeks in length and include community service, language immersion, adventure travel, pre-college enrichment, and global awareness. With 41 programs in 28 countries, there is a Putney program to fit your

The Experiment in International Living Extraordinary High School Summer Abroad Programs The Experiment in International Living provides 3-, 4-, and 5-week summer programs for high school students who want to connect deeply and engage meaningfully with the richness and complexities of another country. Students explore the host country through hands-on-experiences in local communities and through the lens of a specific theme: • Arts and Social Change • Sustainability and the Environment • Peace, Politics, and Human Rights • Language and Cultural Discovery • Experiment Leadership Institute Experiment Groups Experiment groups (typically 10–15 students) represent a range of backgrounds: small towns and large cities; urban and rural areas; and public, private, and home-school educational experiences. In addition to learning about the host culture, Experimenters learn about the diverse cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds that exist within the US and around the world. In summer 2014, nearly 500 Experimenters traveled to 20 countries and participated in 31 programs. Our 2014 Experimenters came from: • 36 US states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico •11 countries outside the US, including Canada, China, Ecuador, Germany, Israel, Kenya, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Uganda, and the United Kingdom. Experimenters played more than 20 different sports, more than nine types of musical instruments, and were involved in 175 student clubs and activities. During the summer, Experimenters spoke, in addition to English, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Kiswahili, Korean, Arabic, Spanish, and Thai. The average group size was 13 and each group had two adult group leaders. An 80-Plus-Year History of Leadership and Innovation The Experiment has been providing immersive experiential learning programs abroad since 1932. Each year, students come away from an Experiment program with invaluable new skills, connections, awareness, and knowledge that helps them to thrive—and lead—in diverse intercultural environments. Countless Experimenters have gone on to do extraordinary work in the world and attain important leadership position in a diversity of fields and professions. www.experiment.org/pn/about-the-experiment/history-and-mission/ Global Network and Family of Programs The Experiment in International Living is the founding program of World Learning, a nonprofit that advances leadership through education, exchange, and development programs in more than 60 countries. In addition to The Experiment, the World Learning family of programs includes SIT Study Abroad, SIT Graduate Institute, World Learning International Development Programs, and World Learning International Exchange Programs. www.experiment.org experiment@worldlearning.org Phone 800 345-2929 | TTY 802 258-3388 | Fax 802 258-3428 PO Box 676, 1 Kipling Road, Brattleboro, VT 05302 USA

passions and expand your worldview. We are particularly excited this year about new additions such as Cultural Exploration Cuba, Community Service Nepal, Farm to Table in Spain, Pre-College Shanghai, Pre-College London, Foundations Alaska, andWriting in the American South. Who are Putney Students? Put simply, Putney students are interested in connecting and exploring. Whether it is taking a Business and Economics seminar on campus at Amherst College, reconditioning a school together with community leaders in rural Nepal, or bargaining in Spanish at an open-air market in Otavalo, Ecuador, Putney students have a keen interest in going beyond the more surface-level interactions of a typical teen tour. They seek to connect — as only a traveler can — with people, places, topics that capture their interest, development issues, one another, their leaders, and the communities in which they live. They know that one of the best ways to connect is to put themselves out there and explore, comfortably Our experience and leadership. In addition to a 63-year track record of safety and security, our long-term dedication to experiential learning means we know how to engage students, capture their curiosity, and facilitate their success and discoveries. Many of our network of collaborators, partners, and host communities around the world are meeting with their second or even third generation of Putney students; we are treated as family, not as tourists. Further, our immensely talented and experienced program leaders make all the difference. Leaders are college graduates, have significant living experience abroad, a shared commitment to safety, a passion for exploration, and an enthusiasm for helping students become active creators of their own unique experiences. They are not only advisers, guides, and mentors, but also good friends. See bios for all 2014 leaders here: www.goputney.com/our-leaders/meet-our-leaders/ From learning photography at Pre-College Paris, to cooking a feast with Farm to Table Italy, to snorkeling with friends from your host village in Fiji — go beyond this summer. Go Putney. www.goputney.com pushing their own boundaries. What makes Putney unique?


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