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  • Putney Student Travel │ Program Finder | Putney Student Travel
    Sea among schools of tropical fish and hike an active volcano for a picnic alongside the second largest boiling lake in the world Community Service Dominican Republic grades 8 9 Travel to a small welcoming village in the Caribbean to complete volunteer projects on this summer community service program in the Dominican Republic Spend your days volunteering at an enrichment camp for children laying cement blocks to help build a new classroom and learning about the lives of local Dominican families 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 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

    Original URL path: http://goputney.com/program-finder/destination/caribbean/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Putney Student Travel │ Program Finder | Putney Student Travel
    savor the high culture and hidden neighborhoods of Paris go zip lining and canyoning in the Alps and spend a homestay week becoming part of a French family 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 10 12 Immerse yourself in Spanish language and culture on this active summer language program in Spain for high school students 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 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 Pre College Barcelona Join us in Barcelona for an insider s experience of Spain on this Pre College summer program for high school students Broaden your horizons and prepare for college with in depth field based seminars as you become part of an inspiring and supportive community of staff and students from around the world Pre College Barcelona 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 Pre College Florence Join us in Florence for an insider s experience of Italy on this Pre College summer program for high school students Broaden your horizons and prepare for college with in depth field based seminars as you become part of an inspiring and supportive community of staff and students from around the world Pre College Florence 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 Pre College London Join us in London for an insider s experience of England on this Pre College summer program for high school students

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  • Putney Student Travel │ Program Finder | Putney Student Travel
    members of a local Quechua community in meaningful service projects ranging from light construction work to teaching schoolchildren to helping with the local harvest Then explore the other worldly landscapes and extraordinary wildlife of the Galápagos Islands one of the most unusual places on earth and home to giant tortoises lava tunnels equatorial penguins marine iguanas and blue footed boobies Travel from island to island boating hiking and snorkeling through unmatched geographic and biological diversity Community Service Peru Immerse yourself in village life in Peru s Sacred Valley on this community service program for teenagers In just under one month high school students complete meaningful volunteer projects experience the colorful and rich culture of the descendants of the Incas and visit some of the most iconic sites of the Inca empire including Machu Picchu 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 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 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

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  • Putney Student Travel │ Program Finder | Putney Student Travel
    the South Pacific on this summer community service program in Fiji for high school students Work alongside community members to complete a small scale construction project and volunteer your time at the local kindergarten Experience this unique culture first hand as you get to know our Fijian hosts and explore the mountains coast and coral reefs of this charming island nation Cultural 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 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 29 days 3 Weeks 30 days 31 days 32 days 33 days 34 days 4 Weeks 4 5 Weeks 5 Weeks 5 5 Weeks 6 Weeks Grade

    Original URL path: http://goputney.com/program-finder/destination/oceania/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Putney Student Travel │ Program Finder | Putney Student Travel
    in this vibrant region to fuel your writing Pre College Amherst College Enjoy your summer while getting a feel for college life during three or six weeks on the historic tree shaded campus of Amherst College one of the most prestigious schools in the country The college s ivy covered buildings and the adjacent town common form the heart of the Five College Consortium a vibrant academic network that includes Smith Mount Holyoke and Hampshire Colleges as well as the University of Massachusetts The town of Amherst is filled with shops and cafés theatres and cinemas and is surrounded by rolling hills and rivers ideal for hiking canoeing and biking During the summer artists writers and musicians make Amherst a lively and exciting place to be Our field based seminars get you out exploring the area through hands on and engaging projects With full access to the College s top notch facilities Amherst is the ideal location for exploring new subjects and topics of interest to you without the pressure of grades or tests Pre College at Amherst College is offered during both first and second pre college sessions You may link this program with a first session pre college program in Madrid London or Paris or a second session pre college program in Shanghai Florence or Barcelona 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

    Original URL path: http://goputney.com/program-finder/destination/united-states/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Putney Student Travel │ Dates and Tuitions Overview | Putney Student Travel
    9th 12th 14 16 students 2 leaders Community Service Nepal 07 16 2016 08 06 2016 5 690 22 Days 9th 12th 14 16 students 2 leaders Community Service Peru 07 01 2016 07 24 2016 5 190 24 Days 9th 12th 15 17 students 2 leaders Community Service Peru 07 15 2016 07 31 2016 4 390 17 Days 9th 12th 15 17 students 2 leaders Community Service Tanzania 06 27 2016 07 29 2016 7 290 33 Days 9th 12th 15 17 students 2 leaders Community Service Tanzania 07 10 2016 08 01 2016 6 290 23 Days 9th 12th 15 17 students 2 leaders Community Service The Indian Himalaya 07 04 2016 07 25 2016 5 590 22 Days 9th 12th 15 17 students 2 leaders Community Service Vietnam 06 30 2016 07 28 2016 5 990 29 Days 9th 12th 15 17 students 2 leaders Cultural Exploration Australia New Zealand Fiji 06 27 2016 07 28 2016 9 790 32 Days 9th 12th 16 18 students 2 leaders Cultural Exploration Australia New Zealand Fiji 07 04 2016 08 04 2016 9 790 32 Days 9th 12th 16 18 students 2 leaders Cultural Exploration Cuba 06 26 2016 07 09 2016 5 990 14 Days 9th 12th 22 24 students 3 4 leaders Cultural Exploration Cuba 07 11 2016 07 24 2016 5 990 14 Days 9th 12th 22 24 students 3 4 leaders Cultural Exploration Cuba 07 26 2016 08 08 2016 5 990 14 Days 9th 12th 22 24 students 3 4 leaders Cultural Exploration Diving in Belize 06 24 2016 07 05 2016 4 790 12 Days 9th 12th 15 17 students 2 leaders Cultural Exploration Farm to Table in Italy 07 10 2016 07 29 2016 7 490 20 Days 9th 12th 14 16 students 2 leaders Cultural Exploration Iceland 07 02 2016 07 16 2016 5 990 15 Days 9th 12th 15 18 students 2 leaders Cultural Exploration Morocco 07 17 2016 07 31 2016 5 390 15 Days 9th 12th 15 17 students 2 leaders Cultural Exploration Nicaragua Costa Rica 06 25 2016 07 08 2016 4 590 14 Days 9th 12th 16 18 students 2 leaders Cultural Exploration Skiing in Patagonia 07 25 2016 08 05 2016 5 690 12 Days 9th 12th 15 17 students 2 leaders Cultural Exploration Switzerland Italy France Holland 06 24 2016 07 27 2016 9 590 34 Days 9th 12th 16 18 students 2 leaders Cultural Exploration Switzerland Italy France Holland 07 01 2016 08 03 2016 9 590 34 Days 9th 12th 16 18 students 2 leaders Cultural Exploration Thailand 06 29 2016 07 17 2016 5 390 19 Days 9th 12th 16 18 students 2 leaders Cultural Exploration Writing in Ireland 07 06 2016 07 18 2016 4 390 13 Days 9th 12th 25 30 students 4 leaders Cultural Exploration Writing in Prague 07 17 2016 07 29 2016 4 390 13 Days 9th 12th 25 30 students 3 4 leaders Cultural

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  • Letters from Jeff Shumlin and Governor Peter Shumlin | Putney Student Travel
    Putney Barn on a daily basis as she has every day since she and George retired over 25 years ago She reminds us to stay true to our philosophy which dates back to the first Putney program to Europe they led in 1951 Remember to encourage them to be travelers not tourists she says And get them off the beaten track Little has changed here since our parents led that first program We want to thank our thousands of loyal alumni alumni families and program leaders for their contributions to the development of our unique educational programs and to the international reputation for quality and integrity that we cherish and of course we extend a special thanks to our parents for choosing this satisfying path for our family so many years ago I urge you to call us to speak with me or one of our directors about the program that interests you and how Putney programs change lives Jeffrey Shumlin Co Director Hello from Vermont s capital Montpelier After over thirty years of co directing Putney Student Travel with my parents and my brother I have taken a leave of absence to serve as Vermont s 81st Governor We have a long tradition of community service at Putney and I am proud to redirect that focus to the people of the State of Vermont While I enjoy directing public policy creating change is cumbersome in government when compared to the significant difference we make so quickly in the lives of Putney participants Each year many alumni report that their time with Putney was the best summer of my life and their parents describe their child s growth as far exceeding the benefits of a year at school The maturity self confidence global perspective and sensitivity towards others that participants develop are derived from close friendships personal discovery and the tremendous satisfaction of conquering new challenges It is a privilege to serve as Governor but I miss the creativity imagination and innovation that distinguish the greater Putney Student Travel family I enjoy keeping in close contact with the team at the Putney Barn who do so much to challenge and change our students each summer Governor Peter Shumlin Co Director 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

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  • Putney Student Travel │ Welcome | Putney Student Travel
    George and Kitty Shumlin Putney remains focused on their goal to be travelers not tourists Our travel programs are special They emphasize doing having fun getting off the beaten track making friends and being involved with people Putney Student Travelers join in the lives of the countries and communities they visit Participating actively rather than passively giving something of yourself helping to build group spirit this is part of the Putney way The maturity self confidence global perspective and sensitivity towards others that participants develop are derived from close friendships personal discovery and the tremendous satisfaction of conquering new challenges While I enjoy directing public policy creating change in government is cumbersome when compared to the significant changes and impact that we see so quickly in the lives and perspectives of our students Governor Peter Shumlin Our programs are flexible and unregimented They include extended stays and balance city life with country living biking windsurfing sailing construction or work with children glacier hiking skiing with visits to museums theatres and concerts Our students live simply staying at small inns and chalets at student centers and universities in houses or village schools where they have a chance to make friends with people from other countries They travel by train bus and boat by bicycle and on foot As we enter our 65th year we want to thank our thousands of loyal alumni alumni families and program leaders for their contributions to the development of our unique educational programs and to the international reputation for quality and integrity that we enjoy And of course we extend a special thanks to our parents for choosing this fulfilling path for our family so many years ago The descriptions in this catalog just begin to scratch the surface of these great experiences and the many ways they have a positive impact on young people Please visit our website for complete descriptions and greater detail We also urge you to call us to speak with one of our directors about the programs that interest you and how Putney programs change lives Governor Peter Shumlin Jeffrey Shumlin Directors Peter Shumlin has taken a leave of absence from Putney to serve as Vermont s 81st Governor 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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