The Webb School embraces the world first with a diverse student body from many different regions of the United States and from many different countries. World language travel and study through cultural exchange allows Webb students to “go to the world”, enrich their language skills, explore new places, and serve others. Webb also fosters exchange programs that bring global students to our campus community.
- Choosing A Travel-Study Program
- Hands in Hands China Trip
- Faces and Our Cultures Guatemala Program
- Current Educational Travel
- Host a French Teen
Webb offers several opportunities for travel abroad each year, organized by faculty both within and beyond the Department of World Languages. These programs are typically scheduled around school holidays and summer break so as to not interfere with students’ academic studies. In recent years, Webb students have traveled the globe, exploring such locations as China, Costa Rica, France, Italy and New Zealand. Travel opportunities vary each year, and there are always faculty members eager to plan trips to locations of student interest.
The variety of these programs gives students the opportunity to choose a trip that meets their goals and interests. Some trips are purely cultural in nature and require no foreign language skills. Others are centered on community service. There are programs for students who wish to hone their language skills as well. These range from 4-day trips appropriate for students who are just beginning a new language, to 10-day trips that include a mix of host family stays, school visits and tourism activities for experienced learners. Students in the French program, for example, can try their new skills on a short trip to Québec, and later go on to an immersive experience in France as upperclassmen.
All Webb trips are accompanied by at least one member of the faculty, and many trips include an additional guide or host at the destination. Webb works closely with organizations such as Language & Friendship and EF Tours to ensure that students enjoy a safe, comfortable and unforgettable experience that enriches their understanding of our world, its languages and its cultures.
Details related to upcoming trips are posted under Current Educational Travel.
Hands In Hands China Program
Hands in Hands combines Webb students from the East and the West to become true friends, experience and learn about different cultures. Each June, Webb students are invited to spend 10 days visiting various cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The trip The program was created by current parents and students from China and seeks to influence and support students, while contributing to the community and school in a positive way. The Summer 2019 trip will be June 5-15, 2019. Click here for more information. Watch our video from last year’s trip Webb China Trip Video
Guatemala Summer 2019!
Multiple options for dates and lengths of stay:
2 weeks: May 31st - June 16th
2 weeks: June 30th - July 14th
3 weeks: June 30th - July 21st
4 weeks: June 30th - July 29th
Our visiting U.S. students will stay with a host family in Guatemala.
Participants will be attending a private, bilingual school during the length of their stay together with their host siblings. The Guatemalan school year begins in January and ends in October.
The FACES program will make all the necessary arrangements with the local school and host family, and provide the student with medical insurance and a “welcome kit.”
Each U.S. school will coordinate the flight for their students based on the needs of the students. Each family will pay the cost of the airfare according to the arrangements that have been made directly with school.
If you are interested in participating in the FACES Summer program, please let Carrie Auwarter know ASAP. EmailApplication can be found here:
Cost of the Program:
- Two-week program: $700.00
- Three-week program: $900.00
- Four-week program: $1,100.00
- Medical Insurance for the duration of the visit
- Host family stay
- Daily transportation to private Guatemalan school (school bus when needed)
- Private school fees
- Local Summer Program coordinator support 24/7: airport pick-up and drop-off, home visits, and school visits.
- Hoodie and polo shirts (welcome kit)
- Liaison with your U.S. school prior to the start of the summer program
Webb’s association with Language and Friendship affords us the possibility to also host a French teen in our area during the summer. This hosting is open to any Webb student and family, and often the Webb student invites his or her French friend from the spring. Webb students enthusiastically embrace this facet of the program.