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Cultural Immersion

To further cultivate language study and improve their understanding of a language and culture, EHS participates in several programs that allow students to study abroad.

Each year, Episcopal faculty members lead spring break and summer programs that take students to Austria, Spain, and France immersing students in different cultures and languages. EHS also has established exchange programs with schools in Austria, France, and Spain, as well as a pilot exchange program with Chile. These programs bring students from abroad to stay on campus with Episcopal students, who later travel to visit their new friends in their home countries.

Eleanor C. Moore, French Faculty Member Since 1999

Being able to help students see the fabric of cultures through the lens of language allows all of our department members to develop and strengthen the passion we have for our respective languages and cultures. With exchanges and study-abroad programs, both students and teachers benefit by broadening their worlds. Students can pursue many directions in their study and can put their talents to use in the world beyond. Helping them achieve that ability is the driving force behind my passion for teaching at EHS.

Experiential Learning

Episcopal students are provided the opportunity to build teamwork and leadership skills in a challenging learning atmosphere that promotes understanding, encourages open communication, and supports team cohesiveness through small group experiences.

Through these trips, students will increase their cultural awareness and knowledge as it relates to the overall trip theme, while increasing self-awareness, self-understanding, and personal responsibility.

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Study Year Abroad

In addition to our in-house exchange programs, EHS students also have access to School Year Abroad (SYA), a well-respected international study organization. SYA features summer and yearlong programs that include homestays with families and academic study in France, Spain, Italy, Japan, and Vietnam.
 
Important SYA Deadlines
  • Early February 2020: SYA Online Application
  • Early February 2020: Merit and Halsey Fund Scholarship Applications
  • Mid-February 2020: Financial Aid Application
For more information on the application process or to learn about SYA, contact Rick Dixon at rsd@episcopalhighschool.org or visit www.sya.org/admissions.