At Country Day, a deep and varied international travel program offers Middle and Upper School students the chance to participate in global service, academic, and cultural immersion experiences on five continents. Explore the opportunities that await our students.Explore the Map
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- Service Experiences
- Sister School Exchanges
- Academic Experiences
Charlotte, North Carolina
At Country Day, global mindedness is about far more than travel. It's about building bridges and providing students with opportunities to embrace other people, cultures, and places. Our curriculum is infused with connection-making opportunities.
Sixth-grade students experience French-Canadian culture, interact with peers, and attend Quebec's world famous Winter Carnival in North America's oldest walled city.
Sixth graders are hosted by a family in Los Cabos, enjoying Mexican culture through school and family life in the rich natural habitat of the Baja Peninsula.
Seventh-grade students taking Spanish immerse themselves in the language and culture of Costa Rica through a homestay in San José and discover the rich biodiversity of this beautiful country.
Students experience Latin American culture through a homestay and cultural visits while also traveling to Peru to walk the Inca Trail and climb to one of the seven Wonders of the World.
London Arts and Theater
Students take in London's rich historical, literary, and artistic history by day, while enjoying fine drama at night.
Upper School students connect with a student in Charlotte's sister city, Krefeld, through homestay, and absorb German culture while exploring the country's rich history.
England Creative Arts
Eighth graders cultivate their talents, through mentorship in a British School, while being inspired by the culture and history of England and making connections with their Southampton host family.
Upper School students immerse themselves in French culture while hosted by a family in Nantes. For two weeks in Southern Brittany, students enjoy French school life, food, history, and language.
Paths To Peace
Middle School students participate in a Model United Nations Conference in Paris while also exploring European sites significant to understanding peacemaking efforts throughout the past century.
Through the 16-day Italy Artist in Residence program, Upper School students enjoy in-depth artistic expression and art appreciation in the medieval Tuscan village of Cortona.
Rising seniors embark on a journey, from Sicily to Rome, where they are exposed to the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of a country that transcends the modern and the ancient.
Turkey and Greece
Upper School students take in ancient wonders and modern influences as they cross between two cultures linked though rich historical ties, yet challenged by modern political differences.
Upper School students are exposed to the rich North African traditions as they travel across Saharan sands and rugged mountains, through winding markets, and cities steeped in history.
Upper School students confront the complexity of life in post-Apartheid South Africa while contributing to the growth of a small township village through educational service initiatives.
Upper School students encounter one of the world's oldest civilizations through homestay experiences, culinary explorations, and exposure to a wide range of man-made and natural wonders.