Global Travel

Menlo students get out into the world to learn, serve, and make friends.

Menlo Abroad students live, work and go to school in Tanzania. Photo by Pete Zivkov.


Immersive Global Travel

Global travel programs provide unique opportunities for learning and service through sustained encounters with diverse linguistic, cultural, and naturalistic environments. As early as Middle School, students have an opportunity to experience local cultures firsthand, with immersive M Term programs led by experienced faculty.

M Term’s Borderlands Program May 2023

M Term’s Borderlands program offers three one-week domestic travel options to the Southwestern United States to study Indigenous America, the border wall, immigration, and a host of related issues. Led by Menlo faculty, small cohorts of students journey to one of three destinations in the southwest: El Paso, Texas, to study immigration; Northern Arizona to study the Navajo; or Southern Arizona to study sustainability. Each of these courses combines time on campus before travel for preparation and project-based post-trip follow up with one week of travel, during which students, learning from their direct experience, connect with diverse groups of people and engage in service-oriented activities. In these transformative—and fun—M Term courses students develop global competency and a sense of larger purposes while fostering connections with distant peoples and communities. View the trip brochures below, and also watch this video highlighting the inaugural year of the program.

Menlo Abroad

The Menlo Abroad program provides Upper School students with an experiential, cultural immersion course through extended travel in a foreign country. Through facilitated curricula, service-learning, and homestay, students develop meaningful relationships with people and places within that country, make friends, and use their skills to address common problems. They emerge with a better understanding of themselves and their world.  For Spring 2023, Menlo Abroad is offering a trip to Costa Rica in Central America

Interested in applying to one of these M Term programs? Complete the online application today.

Video: Students and Faculty Share their Menlo Abroad Experiences