Lakeside Upper School students have the option of studying off campus during one or two semesters of their junior year. Independence, new perspectives, language fluency, greater understanding of cultural identity and difference, new and/or deeper academic interest, and appreciation of family are some of the positive results returning students mention about their experience.
While students who decide to study off campus represent a diverse group, what they have in common is a desire to experience a new and different environment, and engage in meaningful learning and living in a particular setting, whether it is in the heart of Washington, D.C. or a small town in France.
Lakeside School has long-standing partnerships with several study away organizations due to the quality of their experiential and academic programs, quality of student support services, financial aid availability (merit and need), risk management protocols, as well as how their missions align with our own.
- School Year Abroad with campuses in Italy, France, and Spain (www.sya.org).
- The Mountain School in rural Vermont (www.mountainschool.org).
- Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki in coastal Maine (www.mainecoastsemester.org).
- The School for Ethics and Global Leadership in Washington, D.C. (schoolforethics.org).
- Alzar School in Idaho and Chilean Patagonia (www.alzarschool.org).
- High Mountain Institute in the mountains of Colorado (www.hminet.org).
Current Lakeside families with questions about study away can review the Study Away FAQ on the Global Programs Canvas page. You will need to use your Lakeside Veracross login credentials to access the Canvas page. You can also email the Global Education department and read a recent interview from the Tatler student newspaper with two study away students.