Global Studies News

  • Students from Spain visit TPS

    Posted October 24, 2013

    For two weeks in September Pennington welcomed ten students and a chaperone from our sister school in Madrid, Spain, Colegio Jesus Maria. During their visit to the campus from September 7 to 20, they lived with host families and attended classes to see what academic life in an American school is like.

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Global Studies


The Global Studies Program at The Pennington School is designed for and open to participation from the entire School community, including Middle and Upper School students, parents, alumni, and faculty. The program offers numerous travel options to an array of international locations.


Some of those options include, but are not limited to, opportunities for full- or partial-year study-abroad programs at "sister schools" around the globe; service learning and community outreach trips, both domestic and international; home-stay exchanges; language immersion programs; and a variety of personal growth and interest opportunities.


In addition, the program offers Pennington faculty the opportunity to work, travel, and engage in professional development programs abroad. For more information about this program, please contact Director of Global Studies Laura Desai via email or phone: 609–737–6155.


Upcoming Trip Offerings

Upper School trips

Eastern seaboard—Trip for international students—Nov. 17–24, 2012

Italy—Language immersion and travel—March 2013

Madrid, Spain—Home stay and travel—March 15–30, 2013

Salzburg, Austria
—Home stay and language learning—March 16–23, 2013

Frakes, Kentucky—Service learning—March 16–23, 2013

Meaux, France—Home stay and travel (return exchange trip)—March 17–28, 2013

Port-au-Prince, Haiti—Service learning—March 18–24, 2013
   Info: or

Middle School trips

Kent College, UK—Middle School return exchange trip—March 15–21, 2013

Summer opportunities

Honduras—Science Research—Summer 2013

Seoul, Korea—Korea University's International Summer Campus—Summer 2013

Rockhampton, Australia—Home stay, travel, and sister school visit—June 10–24, 2013

Bagamoyo, Tanzania—In connection with Cross Cultural Solutions—Summer 2013
   Info: /global-studies/

Mystic, CT—In connection with Global Youth Leadership Institute—Summer 2013
    Info: /global-studies/

Family trips

Paris and Normandy, France—Spring Break, March 23–28 or 29, 2013—For more information, click here.

Provence, France—June 12–17, 2013—For more information, click here.



Where have Pennington faculty traveled?


The Pennington School faculty, a well-traveled and diverse group of educators, have international travel and work experience in a number of countries. Faculty have lived, worked, or traveled in Scotland, England, New Zealand, Kenya, Egypt, Jordan, Switzerland, Greece, France, India, Italy, Turkey, Japan, Canada, the Caribbean, Singapore, Nigeria, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Cuba, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, China, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Wales, the Netherlands, Holland, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Korea, Thailand, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Venezuela, Bahamas, Israel, Egypt, Latvia, Morocco, Hong Kong, Antigua, Austria, Yugoslavia, Bermuda, Barbados, St. Lucia, Norway, Tahiti, Bora Bora, Jamaica, Haiti, Portugal, Australia, St. Kitts, Nevis, Curacao, and more.


What languages do Pennington faculty members speak?


Some of our faculty speaks more than one language including but not limited to Chinese, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian languages, Seneca, Mohawk, and Tuscarora.

Sister SchoolS

• Kent College (Canterbury, UK)
 • Kodaikanal International School 
    (Tamil Nadu, India)

• Goethe Gymnasium
    (Regensburg, Germany)

• The Rockhampton Grammar School
   (Rockhampton, Australia)

• Lycée Bossuet (Meaux, France)

• Colegio Jesus Maria (Madrid, Spain)

• Educandato Uccellis (Udine, Italy)