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Directors’ Retreat 2014: Cape Cod

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The Putney Barn Team is back and ready for summer 2015 after our annual directors’ retreat  this year in Chatham, Massachusetts, on beautiful Cape Cod. The relaxing ambiance of the harbor served as the perfect backdrop for an amazing … Continue reading

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Songs from Rwanda: Student Connects Through Music

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This past spring, we featured a project by Chris Zaro, a rising senior at Flintridge Preparatory School and an alum of our summer public health program in Rwanda, on our blog. Chris wrote four different songs inspired by his … Continue reading

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HIGH SCHOOL HOMESTAYS IN EASTERN FRANCE

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Head to the eastern city of  Colmar with high school students on our language immersion program in France. This blog post details their experiences with their homestay families along the border between France and Germany.  

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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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