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. Foreign Language travel and study through cultural exchange allows Webb students to “go to the world” and study and live the language of France and Spain. Webb fosters home stays for students from France and possibly sometime soon Spain, reflecting the key philosophy “use the language, build a friendship” of our travel managers Language and Friendship.

Educational Travel

  • Winter Break Trip with Jason Simpson to Québec Feb. 14-17, 2019 - Read more
  • Spring Break 2019 Trip with Susan Mullen to Venice, Florence and Cinque Terre, Italy 2019 - Read more

Hands in Hands China Trip

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 9-19, 2019. For more information, contact Julie Harris at

Faces and Our Cultures Guatemala Program

Faces and Our Cultures Guatemala Program
Faces & Our Cultures is a cultural exchange experience between Guatemala and the US. Webb students are invited to Guatemala for either a two-week program in June or a four-week program in July. Each program takes place during the Guatemalan school calendar so Webb students will have the opportunity to live with a host family and be fully immersed in academic classes with their student host. In addition, the program provides an opportunity for students from Guatemala join the Webb residential community for a seven-week exchange program from October through December. Current Webb families are encouraged to offer a home stay for these students during the Thanksgiving Break. For more information, please contact Carrie Auwarter at

Travel/Family Stay in France

Students who study French at Webb can travel to France about every other year for a family stay and short term travel that allows them to live the personal experience of learning first-hand about French culture and building lasting friendships during Webb’s Spring Break. Each Webb student is received by a host family in France, who provides the homestay experience, works to fulfill the Webb student’s interests, and encourages language use in “real time.” Students can also go to the French school of their host teen and go on a few day trips in the surrounding area. The Webb group spends some time at the end of their experience in Paris to enjoy the “City of Lights,” somewhat as Webb’s founder Sawney Webb did in seeing the Eiffel Tower the year it was inaugurated!

Spain and Beyond

Webb has plans now to offer travel and homestay to Spanish students to Sevilla, Spain. Sevilla is the capital of the Andalucia region in the south of Spain, and home to three World Heritage sites through its multi-cultural historical background. Students will stay with families in this region and fly in and out of Madrid, so that they can visit the third-largest European capital.

With a fledgling Chinese language study program in its third year at Webb, Webb will seek to offer the positive experience of travel and family stay to China soon. True, it is amazing that one can go to school in Bell Buckle, Tennessee, and literally “travel the world.” The fact that our Webb students gain so much more than travel or just language study alone when they meet and stay with someone their own age from another culture provides the desire to share language, share culture, and participate as citizens in our multicultural great wide world. Come join us!

Host French Teen

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.

Beijing, China 2018