Menlo students get out into the world to learn, serve, and make friends.
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 summer programs led by experienced faculty.
The Menlo Abroad program provides Upper School students with an experiential cultural immersion course through extended travel in a foreign country. These holistic programs offer an opportunity to develop meaningful relationships to people and places within that country while simultaneously cultivating a deeper sense of global citizenship, leadership skills, and self-awareness. Interested in applying to one of the summer programs? Download and complete the application today.
Menlo Abroad: Guatemala
For the third year, we will offer a three-week trip to Guatemala in the summer of 2017. During the trip and homestay with local residents, students learn navigation and self-reliance, study Guatemalan history and contemporary issues, immerse themselves in Spanish-language acquisition, and explore sustainable agriculture and rural agrarian life through service projects.
- Menlo Abroad: India For the second year, we will offer a three-week trip to India during the summer of 2017. The trip will introduce students to North-Indian religion and culture. After a brief visit to Delhi and a longer visit to the holy cities of Rishikesh and Haridwar, the group will settle in the rural Himalayan community of Ranikhet. Through living with host families in Ranikhet, project work with the Pan-Himalyan Grassroots Development Organization, and the guidance and facilitation of Menlo teachers, students will learn first-hand about the host community itself and work to contribute positively to address pressing local and global issues.
School Year Abroad
Menlo students may choose to spend a year studying in another country.
Middle School Travel
We are pleased to introduce Menlo Middle School’s summer trip to Taos, New Mexico, to meet, experience, and learn the ways of the Taos Indians. Led by Menlo faculty and assisted by Crossroads Travel, the Taos program is designed to teach Middle School students global competency and citizenship skills in an experiential, fun, and safe way. See the brochure for more information.