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Homestays and Service in Costa Rica

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Spend some time with high school students from our summer community service program in Costa Rica by reading this blog excerpt featuring student writing. The group recaps their homestay experiences and their efforts to finish their volunteer projects in the Continue reading

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Travels in the Australian Outback

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Explore the Australian outback alongside our summer program in Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji! Although the group has since moved on, we love this update from their travels and thought we’d share it with the Putney Student Travel community. Continue reading

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Summer Camp with Community Service Dominica

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Join in on Summer Fun Camp, the camp that the students on our summer community service program in Dominica have set up for local Dominican children. Check out some photos from camp activities and learn a bit about Dominican cuisine Continue reading

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8 Steps to Building a House in Vietnam

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Build a house alongside students on our summer community service program in Vietnam by reading this excerpt from their blog. These 8 photos take you step-by-step through the process of building a “compassion house”, of which our group builds three Continue reading

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Travels in South Bohemia

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Explore Bohemia alongside students on our high school summer writing program in Prague through this excerpt from their summer blog. The group is currently spending some time in the countryside with epic fantasy writer Brian Staveley (featured here in Continue reading

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Summer Begins: Community Service Costa Rica

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Summer has officially begun! Several of our groups have touched down in their program destinations, including our first Costa Rica community service program. Check out this excerpt from their first blog post, and get excited for a summer of Continue reading

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Teen Travel Advice from Summer Program Alumni

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Each year, we ask alumni of our middle school and high school summer travel programs to offer some words of advice for future Putney Student Travel students. What would you tell high schoolers who are about to embark on their Continue reading

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Community Service Project: Water Access in Ecuador

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We recently caught up with Katherine Correll, an alumna of our summer community service program in Ecuador, to talk about the non-profit she founded to bring clean, potable water to the community of Chilcapamba, Ecuador. Katherine noticed a pressing … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

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It is with deep regret that we announce the death of George Shumlin, one of Putney’s Co-Founders and father of the current Co-Directors.  Through his life’s work at Putney Student Travel, George changed many lives and facilitated tremendous international understanding. … Continue reading

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Karla’s College Essay, Language Learning China

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Karla Rondon, of Littleton, Colorado, recently shared this college essay with us on her experience navigating culinary delicacies as a student on our high school summer language program in China. We loved reading this essay, which includes the valiant Continue reading

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