Global Engagement

Experiential Travel Programs

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* All students
 are eligible to apply for Global and Immersion Travel programs. Rising seniors are encouraged to apply to the March programs, but will also be considered for the June experiences. 
* Program sites and foci are carefully considered to provide a diverse range of experiences that include language and cultural immersion, service learning, outdoor adventure, exploration of local and global issues, and academic focus.
* Credits can be earned on Hun School travel programs toward the Global Scholars Tracks
* Safety is our top priority and we partner with International SOS, a medical and travel security organization that provides medical, clinical, and security advice and assistance before, during, and after travel.
* Financial Aid is available for qualifying families.

Arizona and Mexico: A border and immigration immersion experience

Fall 2017, October 19 - 22nd

Immigration has become one of the most contentious issues of our time; and it is not going away. During this program, students will explore the complexities surrounding immigration and issues related to the U.S.-Mexico border from a variety of different perspectives. They will walk along migrant routes through Arizona’s Sonora Desert, converse with ranchers who are confronted daily with illegal border crossings through their properties, talk with recently deported migrants and asylum seekers, and witness immigration court proceedings.
 
The goal of this program, run through the Kino Border Initiative, is to humanize the immigration issue, recognize its complexities, and encourage critical thinking. This educational program is nonpartisan and exploratory in nature.

Nicaragua: An introduction to grass-roots social programs in the land of lakes and volcanoes

Spring Break 2018, March 18 - 27th

Witness the stark contrast between the natural beauty of Nicaragua and the poverty that makes it one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere. During this ten-day program, students will learn about locally run programs that address social issues such as the lack of maternal healthcare in rural areas, street orphans, and food insecurity. There will be a focus on the special role that Nicaraguan women have played as leaders and agents of change.
 
By sharing their experience with host families and participating in service projects alongside community members, Hun students will fully immerse themselves in the Nicaraguan culture.  Other activities include visits to vibrant artisan markets, a tour of Masaya Volcano, and swimming in a volcanic crater-lake.

Ecuador

June 2018

Ecuador is one of the most bio-diverse places on the planet. During this two-week program, students will explore highland communities in the Andes Mountains and the world-famous Galapagos Islands.

Students will practice their Spanish-language skills while living with rural communities and hone their bargaining skills at the Otavalo Indian Market. They may lend a hand milking cows or making cheese and other products that help sustain the unique and rich culture of a highland community. A highlight of this trip is the opportunity to experience the bizarre and unique wildlife of the Galapagos Islands while learning about the impact of human footprints on this fragile ecosystem.

Montana - Blackfeet Nation

June 2018

Explore the natural beauty of Northern Montana on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and Glacier National Park.
 
Students who participate in this two-week program will explore Glacier National Park; take part in service learning initiatives on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation; experience first-hand the ways of the Piikani; and stay on a fully operational, native-owned Black Angus and Horse Ranch.
          
Potential activities include horseback riding through the foothills of the Blackfoot Mountains and exploring Glacier National park with Blackfeet guides. Students will experience hiking and outdoor education in the park with The Glacier National Institute and rafting on the North Fork of the Flathead River. Cultural experiences include a traditional Blackfeet sweat ceremony, Blackfeet drum circle, native dance lessons, traditional crafts, and lessons in the Piegan language.

Athens and Crete, Greece

June 2018

Can you imagine visiting a country where ancient civilization and mythology meet contemporary living, at every twist and turn of life?
 
Take part in a two-week Grecian odyssey, where students will have an opportunity to explore the culture and history of Greece. Possible activities include investigations of archaeological and ancient sites, world renowned museums, family-owned olive farms, genuine Greek cooking, colorful local markets, traditional Greek theaters, and lively dance studios.
 
During this adventure, students will immerse themselves in both Athenian and Cretan culture, where they will experience authentic engagement within the communities and participate in collaborative service learning opportunities. We will focus on the creation and impact of Athenian Democracy, evolution and study of archeology, and continued influence of classical mythology on the ever changing world.
The Hun School of Princeton is an independent, coeducational, private day and boarding college preparatory school.  Student-centered, hands-on learning prepares students for the global community in which they will live and work.

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