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The Traveling School

The Traveling School

The Traveling School

Location: South America and Southern Africa
Number of Students: 16
Student-Teacher Ratio: 4:1
Grade Levels: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Focus / Specialty: All-girls, Global Leadership
Advanced Placement / Honors Courses: Yes

“The Traveling School offers teenage girls ages 15-18 the opportunity to expand perspective, grow leadership skills and spark change in the world. Living out of backpacks and duffels, students engage in communities and learn firsthand about the real-life impacts of global issues such as climate change, indigeneity, race, power and privilege…The Traveling School develops female leaders with powerful voices and widened perspectives who are inspired to learn, able to adapt and take risks and excited to engage with the world. Students share a common desire to redefine high school, participate in a global community and enact positive change. While exploring new cultures, students learn about themselves and their place in a bigger world…Fall semesters explore southern Africa (Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa). Spring semesters discover South America (Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia).”

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