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  • Madrid | Putney Student Travel
    Pre College in Madrid students choose one seminar to pursue throughout the two weeks of the program During the week each of these small field based seminars meets daily Outside of time dedicated to your seminar a wide range of activities workshops and excursions are available to choose from allowing you to better know Spain and benefit from the knowledge and experience of all program instructors Madrid Seminars click on seminar to read full description Art in Madrid Canvas Stage Screen Explore the rich artistic and visual traditions of the Iberian Peninsula in this dynamic rt art history seminar Begin by gathering inspiration at world class museums such as the Prado Reina Sofia and Thyssen head to Casa Patas for a night of flamenco flourishes or settle into the worn velvet seats of the Cine Doré for an afternoon screening of an Almodóvar film From Velázquez to El Greco and Goya to the 20th century masters Picasso Miró and Dalí cineastes like Luis Buñuel or flamenco icons such as Camerón de la Isla Madrid has felt the footsteps of artistic giants Steeped in their bold and innovate ideas take pen pencil charcoal or watercolor in hand and produce your own vision of the city and its inhabitants Designed for both beginning artists and those with more experience take time to understand and interact with Madrid s masterpieces in a way unavailable to tourists just passing through Instruction in subject and technique is complemented by frequent forays into the museums churches castles monasteries theatres sculpture parks and other artistic sites of Madrid and the surrounding areas Feedback is given through supportive and structured critiques of each other s work as you prepare for an informal gallery showing at our residence on the final night of the program Spanish Language Out of the Classroom With the city of Madrid as your classroom use real life scenarios and authentic experiences to improve comprehension and spoken command of the language Explore Spain s dynamic contemporary cultural scene learning about Spanish society youth culture film and media music dance and cuisine Interview die hard fans at Las Ventas bullring to learn the history behind the sports pageantry tradition and rituals talk with a museum guard at Museo del Prado about Goya s dark paintings or learn the lyrics of a popular Spanish cantautor s hit songs before seeing her in concert Limited class size allows you to set personal language goals together with your instructor so they can provide guidance in those areas you most want to improve You are required to speak Spanish in class and may research an independent topic of your choice relating to Spanish life which you present during the last week of the program Note that in the case of multiple language seminars students will be grouped by language level based on assessments during the first days of the program Travel Photography The City in Focus Learn to observe and capture Madrid s signature movement forms and characters in ways that reveal a side of the city normally passed over by tourists Set up a sunset shot at the statue of the Fallen Angel in Retiro Park or focus on the saturated colors of a neighborhood market s fruit stand Discuss the fundamental elements of photography light composition and perspective methods of approaching strangers and candid versus directed photography Master classes by guest artists visits to exhibitions and structured projects help you create a portfolio for display at the end of the program Emphasis is placed on field work and shooting techniques rather than digital image manipulation Students must provide their own digital camera and should have experience in using it It is strongly recommended that students bring their own laptop for ease of photo storage and editing There is a supplemental fee of 150 for this course For more information contact patrick goputney com Learn about last year s program by reading the 2015 Pre College Madrid Blog Departure Day Travel Day Gather at John F Kennedy International Airport to meet your Putney flight escort and depart as a group for Madrid Madrid 14 days Spend two weeks living in Spain s capital near the Complutense University campus in a private student residence Get to know Madrid through the lens of your field based seminar and many afternoon and evening cultural activities Take day trips to nearby Segovia and Toledo and practice your Spanish with everyone you meet We hoped that the trip would provide a safe structured fun and educational opportunity for our daughter to explore life in a foreign country The Putney trip to Madrid was everything we hoped it would be Fran Robert Fink New York NY A Typical Daily Schedule 9 00 am 10 00 am Breakfast on Campus 10 00 am 2 00 pm Seminar Time Meet with your seminar group each morning Lessons are field based so most days you will head out of the classroom to interact with the city Depending on your seminar class time is spent in museums cultural centers government buildings libraries parks plazas or cafés 2 00 pm 3 00 pm Lunch Out Head out to lunch in small groups 3 00 pm 5 00 pm Afternoon Activities and Workshops Every day choose from a range of activities including soccer riding bikes or taking yoga and dance lessons Participate in a mini seminar with an instructor from a different seminar group or take advantage of events going on in the city 5 00 pm 6 30 pm Down Time Get the chance to explore the area around campus in groups of three or more Rest relax and regroup at your residence 6 30 pm 7 00 pm Community Meeting Gather as a whole group of students and staff to talk reflect on the day discuss future plans and engage in group activities 7 00 pm 11 00 pm Dinner and Evening Activities Evening activities include small group dinners out game nights or talent shows at the residence or

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  • Paris | Putney Student Travel
    field based seminar explore the art movements that defined Paris by studying examples in studios galleries and the cityscape itself Become a Parisian artist and deepen your understanding of the city s artistic history through your own creative work Paris is your intellectual and creative muse explore the city through the lens of an art historian then deepen your understanding through your own drawing and painting Set up your sketchpad in a shaded courtyard of Montmartre where artists such as Renoir Dali Picasso Modigliani and van Gogh made groundbreaking works in the Belle Époque Make architectural sketches to hone your observations of Paris Gothic architecture in the Cathédral de Notre Dame the opulent classicism of Versailles and the whimsical organic style of Art Nouveau metro station entrances Get up close to masterpieces in the Louvre and the Musée D Orsay and build a portfolio inspired by Paris revolutionary artists An art supply list is available in the spring Students are responsible for providing their own art supplies Documentary Photography Capturing the New Paris Hone your skills a photographer as you explore Paris diverse contemporary scene from immigrant communities to edgy street art to recent cultural movements that challenge what it means to be and look French Discuss the globalization of French culture and observe the changing faces of Paris through the lens of your camera Develop your skills as a photo documentarian so that you can capture the nuances contradictions and dynamism of present day French culture Practice fundamental photo techniques and composition manipulating shutter speed ISO aperture to capture perspective light and motion and learn essentials for documenting stories in the field Master classes by guest artists visits to exhibitions and structured projects help you create a portfolio for display at the end of the program Emphasis is placed on field work and shooting techniques rather than digital image manipulation Students provide their own digital camera and laptop for ease of photo storage and editing There is a supplemental fee of 150 for this course French Language Immersion in Parisian Life Culture With Paris as your classroom use real life scenarios and authentic experiences to improve comprehension and spoken command of the language Explore Paris dynamic contemporary cultural scene learning about French society youth culture film and media music dance and cuisine Interview Parisian market goers to find the city s best cheese croissants and other French specialties talk with a museum guard at the Museé d Orsay about their favorite Degas painting or prepare a review of a popular French hip hop group Limited class size allows you to set personal language goals together with your instructor so they can provide guidance in the areas you most want to improve You are required to speak French in class and may research an independent topic of your choice relating to French life which you present during the last week of the program Note Because of time constraints students wishing for more significant progress in language acquisition should consider Putney s Language Learning program in France History of Fashion France sets global trends in fashion and Paris is its center stage Throughout its history fashion design in Paris has continuously evolved to reflect and affect trends in the high art world and popular culture In this course explore the full spectrum of the fashion industry from established fashion houses to the scores of young designers opening boutiques in the Marais District Students draw inspiration from particular movements to create their own clothing design concepts and consider the social and cultural implications of their work Examine how trends are born and how through media and association they propagate differently in cultures around the world Identify the roles that icons such as Coco Chanel Pierre Cardin and Christian Dior have played in fashion over the years as well as the role of fashion in politics Readings and discussions about current issues such as representations of masculinity and femininity complement visits to design studios fashion shows and centers of haute couture Students will produce and present their own design portfolios research a subject of their choice and co curate a group fashion show For more information contact susannah goputney com Learn about last year s program by reading the 2015 Pre College Paris Blog Departure Travel Day Gather at John F Kennedy International Airport to meet your Putney flight escort and depart as a group for Paris Paris 14 Days Join us and immerse yourself in the vibrant and cosmopolitan bustle of Paris Explore the monuments and museums sample to find your favorite markets and cafés walk the cobblestone streets through our neighborhood toÎle de la Cité and catch a jazzy cabaret in Montmartre Visit iconic sites such as Notre Dame Cathedral the Louvre and the Musée d Orsay Go on excursions beyond the city to some of France s most treasured historical sites including the Palace of Versailles Chartres Cathedral and Monet s gardens at Giverny Take a day trip to the Atlantic coast of Normandy to visit the beaches and walk the French American battlegrounds Putney is incredible She LOVED so much She loved hearing authors at Shakespeare and Co she loved night photography she loved her daily art teachers she loved the leaders she loved making choices in the evening She loved Paris Ellen Brodsky and Ted Rybeck Cambridge MA A Typical Daily Schedule 9 00 am 10 00 am Breakfast on Campus 10 00 am 2 00 pm Seminar Time Meet with your seminar group each morning Lessons are field based so most days you will head out of the classroom to interact with the city Depending on your seminar class time is spent in museums cultural centers government buildings libraries parks plazas or cafés 2 00 pm 3 00 pm Lunch Out Head out to lunch in small groups 3 00 pm 5 00 pm Afternoon Activities and Workshops Every day choose from a range of activities including soccer riding bikes or taking yoga and dance lessons Participate

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  • Shanghai | Putney Student Travel
    major forces in the world economy In this active and timely seminar examine macro issues such as the history of U S relations with China Chinese purchase of U S government debt currency valuation disputes U S and Chinese savings rates and the effects of superheated domestic growth Ground level visits to offices of U S corporations Chinese basic industry sites and thriving marketplaces allow you to explore the political financial and demographic foundations of China s explosive economic growth and consider its many positive and negative by products Contemporary Chinese Culture Social Artistic Architectural Frontiers In 25 years the Pudong district of Shanghai has gone from cow fields to the home of some of the largest skyscrapers in the world In genres from dance to painting installation art to the contemporary C pop music scene artists are drawing upon reimagining or rebelling against traditional art forms as they grapple with modern dilemmas and new modes of expression This exciting seminar surveys Shanghai s new role at the vanguard of modern world culture with visits to museums like Shanghai MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art the galleries of 50 Moganshan Road concerts electronic mixing studios acrobatic performances and public art running the gamut from park sculptures to graffiti Move from observer to participant as you interview artists discuss the social impacts of high density urban living and photograph the neon jungle en route to creating your own guide to Shanghai s cutting edge scene Together with your classmates and instructor map out ways in which the city might become a global model of sustainability in the 21st century Intermediate Mandarin Language Culture Students who have had the opportunity to study Mandarin during the academic year benefit greatly from the chance to improve their oral language skills through focused study and daily interaction with native speakers Capped at 10 students your instructor is able to identify underdeveloped areas in your knowledge and customize exercises to fill in gaps and foster breakthroughs A significant part of each lesson involves interaction with native speakers in real life situations where effective language skills are required Even experienced students should expect to be challenged in order to make significant strides in their language learning While not the focus of the seminar learning and practicing key written characters forms a part of daily instruction Introduction to Mandarin Language Culture Designed for students who have a strong interest in getting a head start on spoken Mandarin but who have had no significant training this seminar provides an introduction to the challenges and beauties of this tonal language Participate in active exercises that help you understand how Mandarin differs from English and practice basic conversational skills in daily interactions with local people in shops markets and restaurants on the buses and subways in parks and during excursions While the focus is on oral language skills an introduction to Chinese written characters is also provided concentrating on those most useful to travelers Return to the U S having scratched the surface of a completely new language and inspired to continue your studies For more information contact patrick goputney com Learn about last year s program by reading the 2015 Pre College Shanghai Blog This program departs from JFK International Airport JFK in New York City New York Departure Day Travel Days 2 days Gather at John F Kennedy International Airport to meet your Putney flight escort and depart as a group for Shanghai Shanghai 14 days Spend two weeks living in a centrally located hotel with easy access to Shanghai s vast transportation network Explore the city s many contrasting neighborhoods from the tree lined streets of the former French Concession to the towering glass and steel skyscrapers of the Pudong skyline Visit restaurants museums and night markets Walk the riverside Bund light incense at Jing an Temple and ascend the Jin Mao Tower Take a day trip to the water town of Nanxun and spend a night in rural Anji Province to experience different facets of China s rich geographic and cultural heritage At the night market I had a conversation with a jewelry store employee who helped me find some gifts to buy for friends I really enjoyed speaking with her in Chinese because she was so kind and happy that I spoke Mandarin Sarah A Newton South High School Newton MA A Typical Daily Schedule 8 00 am 9 00 am Breakfast on Campus 9 00 am 1 00 pm Seminar Time Meet with your seminar group each morning Lessons are field based so most days you will head out of the classroom to interact with the city Depending on your seminar class time is spent in museums cultural centers government buildings libraries parks plazas or cafés 1 00 pm 2 30 pm Lunch Out Head out to lunch in small groups most often as part of your seminar 2 30 pm 5 00 pm Afternoon Activities and Enrichment Seminars Every day choose from a range of activities including additional language practice riding bikes or taking tai chi and dance lessons Participate in a mini seminar with an instructor from a different seminar group or take advantage of events going on in the city 5 00 pm 6 30 pm Down Time Get the chance to explore the area around our hotel in groups of three or more Rest relax and regroup at your residence 6 30 pm 7 00 pm Community Meeting Gather as a whole group of students and staff to talk reflect on the day discuss future plans and engage in group activities 7 00 pm 11 00 pm Dinner and Evening Activities Evening activities include small group dinners out game nights or talent shows at the residence or going out to see live music theatre cinema or dance performances 11 30 pm Lights Out Students retire to their rooms for a good night s sleep This is a projected schedule Directors and instructors might make alterations to the schedule depending on the group

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  • Putney Student Travel │ Program Finder | Putney Student Travel
    with a group of fellow students and staff enjoy the tropical white sand beaches of the Pacific Coast immerse yourself in local culture and spend a week volunteering in a local village on this summer program for middle school students Middle School France Holland grades 7 8 Join us for an adventurous journey across France and Holland from the sky scraping Alps to the dazzle of Paris through the bucolic Dutch countryside to the charming canals of Amsterdam Hike bike and explore the most beautiful landscapes and cities of northwestern Europe and savor its rich heritage Middle School Spain grades 7 8 With the storied southern city of Granada as a home base explore Mediterranean landscapes whitewashed villages and winding cobblestone streets on this summer program in Spain for middle school students Spend your days engaging with this fascinating city through a diverse array of fun activities Travel to the mountain forests of Grazalema and the breezy beaches of Cádiz to celebrate the final days of the program Program Finder Start Date June 19 2016 June 23 2016 June 24 2016 June 25 2016 June 26 2016 June 27 2016 June 28 2016 June 29 2016 June 30 2016 July 1 2016 July 2 2016 July 3 2016 July 4 2016 July 6 2016 July 7 2016 July 9 2016 July 10 2016 July 11 2016 July 15 2016 July 16 2016 July 17 2016 July 18 2016 July 24 2016 July 25 2016 July 26 2016 Focus Community Service Cultural Exploration Language Learning Middle School Pre College Destination Africa Asia Caribbean Europe Latin America Oceania United States Length 11 Days 12 Days 13 days 14 days 15 days 16 days 17 days 18 days 19 days 2 Weeks 2 5 weeks 20 days 21 days 22 days 24 days

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    laying cement blocks to help build a new classroom and learning about the lives of local Dominican families Language Learning France grades 8 9 Immerse yourself in French language and culture as you explore the cosmopolitan cities and off the beaten track villages of France on this summer language immersion program for students completing 8th and 9th grades Explore Mont Saint Michel and the D day beaches in Normandy savor the high culture and hidden neighborhoods of Paris swim and picnic beneath the Pont du Gard try zip lining or surfing and spend five days becoming part of a French family Language Learning Spain grades 8 9 Immerse yourself in Spanish language and culture on this active summer language program in Spain for students completing 8th and 9th grades Visit renowned art museums and explore ancient castles and palaces learn to surf on Spain s northern coast hike and horseback ride in the Picos de Europa mountains and pair up with a local teenager for a language exchange and day stay Middle School Costa Rica grades 6 8 Explore the different themes of Putney programs Cultural Exploration Language Learning and Community Service on this Middle School program in the beautiful Guanacaste region of Costa Rica Together with a group of fellow students and staff enjoy the tropical white sand beaches of the Pacific Coast immerse yourself in local culture and spend a week volunteering in a local village on this summer program for middle school students Middle School France Holland grades 7 8 Join us for an adventurous journey across France and Holland from the sky scraping Alps to the dazzle of Paris through the bucolic Dutch countryside to the charming canals of Amsterdam Hike bike and explore the most beautiful landscapes and cities of northwestern Europe and savor its rich heritage Middle School Spain grades 7 8 With the storied southern city of Granada as a home base explore Mediterranean landscapes whitewashed villages and winding cobblestone streets on this summer program in Spain for middle school students Spend your days engaging with this fascinating city through a diverse array of fun activities Travel to the mountain forests of Grazalema and the breezy beaches of Cádiz to celebrate the final days of the program Program Finder Start Date June 19 2016 June 23 2016 June 24 2016 June 25 2016 June 26 2016 June 27 2016 June 28 2016 June 29 2016 June 30 2016 July 1 2016 July 2 2016 July 3 2016 July 4 2016 July 6 2016 July 7 2016 July 9 2016 July 10 2016 July 11 2016 July 15 2016 July 16 2016 July 17 2016 July 18 2016 July 24 2016 July 25 2016 July 26 2016 Focus Community Service Cultural Exploration Language Learning Middle School Pre College Destination Africa Asia Caribbean Europe Latin America Oceania United States Length 11 Days 12 Days 13 days 14 days 15 days 16 days 17 days 18 days 19 days 2 Weeks 2 5 weeks 20 days

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    Exploration Australia New Zealand Fiji Join us for an active cultural adventure in the South Pacific on this summer program for high school students to Australia New Zealand and Fiji Experience the otherworldly Australian outback the alpine winter landscapes of New Zealand and the island paradise of Fiji With the help of local experts and your knowledgeable Putney Student Travel leaders get beyond the typical tourist itinerary and experience these unique places and cultures in engaging and exciting ways Cultural Exploration Cuba Based in the lively cultural capital of Havana witness history in the making as the long freeze in Cuba U S relations begins to thaw Explore this fascinating rapidly changing country through the lens of a field based workshop emphasizing active engagement and interaction with the Cuban people Cultural Exploration Diving in Belize Join us in Belize and earn your PADI Basic Open Water or Advanced Open Water SCUBA certification in the warm Caribbean waters of the second largest barrier reef in the world Snorkel and dive face to face with marine wildlife climb ancient Mayan temples and work alongside locals as you learn about unique ecosystems Cultural Exploration Farm to Table in Italy Food nutritious abundant and lovingly prepared occupies a central role in Italian cultural identity Together with fellow food lovers and culinary trained leaders discover the art and science of Italian food on this summer trip to Italy for high school students Sow harvest cook and savor as you explore the myriad ingredients of this vital cultural tradition Cultural Exploration Iceland Join us for a two week adventure amid Iceland s glaciers lava fields and dramatic fjords Explore the remote and culturally rich Westfjords region by paddle and on foot as we kayak pristine waters and hike fields of wildflowers along the staggering coastline of Hornstrandir National Park Catch a live musical performance in Reykjavik and enjoy a soak in the famous geothermal pool the Blue Lagoon Cultural Exploration Morocco Join us on this journey through Morocco s legendary cities and the ancient medinas of Casablanca Essaouira Marrakech and Fes Immerse yourself in Moroccan culture and meet master artisans Gnawa musicians and the Berbers of today and spend a night in a traditional Berber camp by the sea Cultural Exploration Nicaragua Costa Rica Join us to explore the natural wonders and geographic diversity of Central America on this summer outdoor adventure program for high school students in Nicaragua and Costa Rica Kayak on Lake Nicaragua search for howler monkeys in misty cloud forest canopies zipline through lush jungles and surf on crystal clear ocean waves Get off the beaten path to discover the hidden wonders of Nicaragua alongside the pristine natural beauty of Costa Rica Cultural Exploration Skiing in Patagonia Cool off your summer by heading south and exploring the wilds of Patagonia on a winter adventure to the end of the world Immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythms and culture of Buenos Aires then venture toward the Antarctic Circle into the open blue horizons of Patagonia Explore the majestic power of azure glaciers descending from remote mountain peaks then ski and snowshoe through the peaceful snow covered forests of Tierra del Fuego near Cerro Castor Cultural Exploration Switzerland Italy France Holland From the mountain trails and summer snowfields of the Swiss Alps and the Italian Dolomites to the rich culture of Florence and Paris and on to the bike paths cheese markets and beaches of rural Holland join us to experience Europe as an actively engaged traveler with a group of like minded students This is the original Putney program first led 65 years ago by founders George and Kitty Shumlin Cultural Exploration Thailand From its aromatic cuisine to its rich cultural and religious traditions and stunning landscape Thailand has held a mythical fascination for travelers for centuries Spend 19 days exploring this beautiful country trekking in the lush rainforest of the mountainous north traveling Bangkok s colorful waterways and relaxing on Thailand s famed pristine white sand beaches Cultural Exploration Writing in Ireland Expand and refine your writing skills with a select group of passionate like minded peers Explore Ireland and study the craft under the guidance of published and acclaimed young writers in an environment that is immersive vibrant meaningful and fun Write in cafés monasteries galleries and castles perched atop craggy cliffs Participate in Ireland s lively storytelling tradition at readings concerts plays city parks and village taverns Cultural Exploration Writing in Prague Hone your writing skills during this intensive writing workshop with a community of engaged peers under the guidance of talented young writing instructors Write in medieval city squares trendy art galleries hilltop monasteries or the corner of a hip café Attend concerts public readings plays and outdoor festivals as you explore the gritty avant garde arts scene of Prague Cultural Exploration Writing in the American South Expand your writing skills and discover the history mythos beauty and contemporary culture of the American South alongside fellow literary minded peers and acclaimed writing instructors Visit New Orleans and Memphis and explore the cities towns and rich landscape of the Mississippi River Delta Write in cafés art galleries city parks Antebellum ruins and historic music halls Visit Civil Rights landmarks take in live zydeco music go for a sunset kayak on the bayou and use your experiences in this vibrant region to fuel your writing Language Learning France grades 8 9 Immerse yourself in French language and culture as you explore the cosmopolitan cities and off the beaten track villages of France on this summer language immersion program for students completing 8th and 9th grades Explore Mont Saint Michel and the D day beaches in Normandy savor the high culture and hidden neighborhoods of Paris swim and picnic beneath the Pont du Gard try zip lining or surfing and spend five days becoming part of a French family Language Learning Spain grades 8 9 Immerse yourself in Spanish language and culture on this active summer language program in Spain for students

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    based workshop emphasizing active engagement and interaction with the Cuban people Cultural Exploration Diving in Belize Join us in Belize and earn your PADI Basic Open Water or Advanced Open Water SCUBA certification in the warm Caribbean waters of the second largest barrier reef in the world Snorkel and dive face to face with marine wildlife climb ancient Mayan temples and work alongside locals as you learn about unique ecosystems Cultural Exploration Farm to Table in Italy Food nutritious abundant and lovingly prepared occupies a central role in Italian cultural identity Together with fellow food lovers and culinary trained leaders discover the art and science of Italian food on this summer trip to Italy for high school students Sow harvest cook and savor as you explore the myriad ingredients of this vital cultural tradition Cultural Exploration Iceland Join us for a two week adventure amid Iceland s glaciers lava fields and dramatic fjords Explore the remote and culturally rich Westfjords region by paddle and on foot as we kayak pristine waters and hike fields of wildflowers along the staggering coastline of Hornstrandir National Park Catch a live musical performance in Reykjavik and enjoy a soak in the famous geothermal pool the Blue Lagoon Cultural Exploration Morocco Join us on this journey through Morocco s legendary cities and the ancient medinas of Casablanca Essaouira Marrakech and Fes Immerse yourself in Moroccan culture and meet master artisans Gnawa musicians and the Berbers of today and spend a night in a traditional Berber camp by the sea Cultural Exploration Nicaragua Costa Rica Join us to explore the natural wonders and geographic diversity of Central America on this summer outdoor adventure program for high school students in Nicaragua and Costa Rica Kayak on Lake Nicaragua search for howler monkeys in misty cloud forest canopies zipline through lush jungles and surf on crystal clear ocean waves Get off the beaten path to discover the hidden wonders of Nicaragua alongside the pristine natural beauty of Costa Rica Cultural Exploration Skiing in Patagonia Cool off your summer by heading south and exploring the wilds of Patagonia on a winter adventure to the end of the world Immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythms and culture of Buenos Aires then venture toward the Antarctic Circle into the open blue horizons of Patagonia Explore the majestic power of azure glaciers descending from remote mountain peaks then ski and snowshoe through the peaceful snow covered forests of Tierra del Fuego near Cerro Castor Cultural Exploration Switzerland Italy France Holland From the mountain trails and summer snowfields of the Swiss Alps and the Italian Dolomites to the rich culture of Florence and Paris and on to the bike paths cheese markets and beaches of rural Holland join us to experience Europe as an actively engaged traveler with a group of like minded students This is the original Putney program first led 65 years ago by founders George and Kitty Shumlin Cultural Exploration Thailand From its aromatic cuisine to its rich cultural and religious traditions and stunning landscape Thailand has held a mythical fascination for travelers for centuries Spend 19 days exploring this beautiful country trekking in the lush rainforest of the mountainous north traveling Bangkok s colorful waterways and relaxing on Thailand s famed pristine white sand beaches Cultural Exploration Writing in Ireland Expand and refine your writing skills with a select group of passionate like minded peers Explore Ireland and study the craft under the guidance of published and acclaimed young writers in an environment that is immersive vibrant meaningful and fun Write in cafés monasteries galleries and castles perched atop craggy cliffs Participate in Ireland s lively storytelling tradition at readings concerts plays city parks and village taverns Cultural Exploration Writing in Prague Hone your writing skills during this intensive writing workshop with a community of engaged peers under the guidance of talented young writing instructors Write in medieval city squares trendy art galleries hilltop monasteries or the corner of a hip café Attend concerts public readings plays and outdoor festivals as you explore the gritty avant garde arts scene of Prague Cultural Exploration Writing in the American South Expand your writing skills and discover the history mythos beauty and contemporary culture of the American South alongside fellow literary minded peers and acclaimed writing instructors Visit New Orleans and Memphis and explore the cities towns and rich landscape of the Mississippi River Delta Write in cafés art galleries city parks Antebellum ruins and historic music halls Visit Civil Rights landmarks take in live zydeco music go for a sunset kayak on the bayou and use your experiences in this vibrant region to fuel your writing Language Learning Costa Rica grades 10 12 Immerse yourself in the life of a rural Latin American village on this Spanish language program in Costa Rica for high school students This summer practice your Spanish with a local farmer while you harvest coffee beans learn to lay blocks for a community center run a day camp for children and delve into Costa Rican life during a week long family homestay Language Learning Ecuador the Galápagos grades 10 12 Immerse yourself this summer on this Spanish language program in Ecuador for high school students Practice your Spanish each day as you work hand in hand with Ecuadorian friends in a small village Undertake meaningful community service initiatives ranging from volunteer construction projects to running a summer camp for local children to helping farmers harvest crops to replanting trees During your last week in our host community live with a welcoming local family for a one week homestay Next travel to the high Andes mountains and then to the Galápagos Islands for nine days of outdoor exploration and continued Spanish language immersion Language Learning France grades 10 12 Immerse yourself in French language and culture as you explore the cosmopolitan cities and off the beaten track villages of France on this summer language immersion program for students completing 10th 11th and 12th grades Work alongside traditional Breton

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    the rich colors sounds and scents of village life from our unique base in a renovated castle Community Service Nepal In the foothills of the mighty Himalaya immerse yourself in the life of a remote village overlooking the lush Kathmandu Valley and collaborate with locals on infrastructure and education projects Teach English to village children and help rebuild homes which were destroyed in the 2015 earthquake Trek through verdant hills to discover hidden temples and sacred sites and explore the medieval city of Kathmandu Community Service The Indian Himalaya Join us for one of Putney s most off the beaten track programs and volunteer at a mountain school in North India s Himalaya region Live and work with high school students at a remote yet innovative school that is completely solar powered hike from village to village over high passes stay with Tibetan monks in monasteries and contrast the calm majesty of the mountains with the frenetic pace of New Delhi and the serenity of the Taj Mahal in Agra Community Service Vietnam Immerse yourself in the life of a coastal village on this summer community service program in Vietnam for high school students Our work provides an opportunity to engage in tangible service projects and to build lasting connections with local people Visit the stunning Ha Long Bay and gorgeous city of Hoi An on weekend excursions Cultural Exploration Thailand From its aromatic cuisine to its rich cultural and religious traditions and stunning landscape Thailand has held a mythical fascination for travelers for centuries Spend 19 days exploring this beautiful country trekking in the lush rainforest of the mountainous north traveling Bangkok s colorful waterways and relaxing on Thailand s famed pristine white sand beaches Pre College Shanghai Experience the excitement of contemporary China and the richness of its cultural heritage through in depth field based learning Choose from seminars in Mandarin language business and economics and cutting edge Chinese arts and culture as you explore Shanghai together with an inspiring community of staff and students from around the world Pre College Shanghai is a second session Pre College program You may link this program with a first session Pre College program in Madrid London Paris or at Amherst College Program Finder Start Date June 19 2016 June 23 2016 June 24 2016 June 25 2016 June 26 2016 June 27 2016 June 28 2016 June 29 2016 June 30 2016 July 1 2016 July 2 2016 July 3 2016 July 4 2016 July 6 2016 July 7 2016 July 9 2016 July 10 2016 July 11 2016 July 15 2016 July 16 2016 July 17 2016 July 18 2016 July 24 2016 July 25 2016 July 26 2016 Focus Community Service Cultural Exploration Language Learning Middle School Pre College Destination Africa Asia Caribbean Europe Latin America Oceania United States Length 11 Days 12 Days 13 days 14 days 15 days 16 days 17 days 18 days 19 days 2 Weeks 2 5 weeks 20 days 21 days 22

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