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As part of Global Journeys, the Avenues Upper Division music department had the great fortune of making a trip to Botswana over spring break. Ten upper grades musicians and three teachers made the 15-hour flight for a 10-day musical collaboration with the world-class student marimba band of the Maru-a-Pula school in Gabarone, Botswana.
'Tags: 'Global, Global Journeys, Music, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Over spring break, a group of Avenues middle grades students spent 12 days in Argentina hosted by Holy Trinity College in Mar del Plata. This marked Avenues’ first true exchange program; students from Holy Trinity joined us in New York in January.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Global Journeys, Immersion, Middle Grades Program, Spanish, Upper Division
The 27 Avenues faculty and staff members who will be traveling with students during this year's Global Journeys programs gathered for an intensive two-day training retreat.
'Tags: 'Global Journeys, Lower Division, Upper Division
On March 20, 2017, a group of middle grades Spanish students will disembark in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and be greeted by a delegation of students, parents and faculty from Holy Trinity College. And although this is only one of the groups traveling abroad on a Global Journeys program this spring break, the trip to Argentina will mark the first true language exchange program for Avenues.
This summer, I spent three weeks with a group of upper grades students in Beijing, China, where they engaged in intensive language and culture studies, lived in homestays with local families and visited a number of historical sites.
'Tags: 'Global Journeys, Immersion, Mandarin Chinese, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
As part of our Global Journeys program, several Upper School* students traveled to New Zealand during spring break. We held a photo contest for the students, and below you’ll see their entries. You can find the Middle School entries here. Learn more about Global Journeys. *Please note that beginning in the 2016–17 school year, Avenues […]
'Tags: '10th Grade, 9th Grade, Art, Arts, Global Journeys, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
A number of Middle School students traveled to Spain and China during spring break as part of our Global Journeys program. We held a photo contest for the students, and you can see their beautiful entries below.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Art, Arts, Global Journeys, Mandarin Chinese, Middle Grades Program, Spanish, Upper Division
A journey that prepares students to be “at ease beyond their borders” needs to be more than just educational—it needs to allow travelers to form a real connection with a place and the people who live there. In this brief video, it’s evident that the Middle School students on this 10-day educational journey to Beijing have forged just a connection.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Global Journeys, Mandarin Chinese, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division, Video
Jordan Park joins Avenues as an associate on the extended learning team, where he primarily develops and facilitates the Global Journeys programs.
'Tags: 'Global, Global Journeys
This summer, six Avenues Upper School students and two faculty members went on the adventure of a lifetime to Ecuador. The month-long program focused on language immersion and environmental stability.
'Tags: 'Global Journeys, Immersion, Spanish, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Video
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