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The Return of our High School Summer Program in Cuba!

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It is with great pride and excitement that we announce the return of Putney Student Travel’s high school summer programs in Cuba! For four years beginning in 2001, Putney ran incredible summer programs for high school students focusing on … Continue reading

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Five New Faces in the Putney Barn!

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The Putney Barn is buzzing with new energy this fall, with five new full-time staff members joining us over the past few months! With backgrounds ranging from travel-writing, to teaching, to nursing, and work experience spanning from Tanzania to Thailand … Continue reading

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Top 10 Colleges Represented by Putney Leaders 2014

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Putney Student Travel leaders and Putney Pre-College instructors come from all walks of life. They distinguish themselves in fields ranging from the arts and athletics to journalism, law, medicine, and international development. Collectively, the leaders from our summer travel programsContinue reading

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Zorica’s Reflection from Community Service Ghana

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Zorica Radonovic, a senior at Maine East High School in Des Plaines, Illinois, traveled with us on our community service program in Ghana last summer. One of many students joining us through the Putney Open Door Fund, Zorica got Continue reading

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2015 Catalogs Fresh Off the Press!

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The Barn staff is proud to announce the arrival of our 2015 Putney Student Travel Catalog! With some incredible new programs, as well as stunning photos from summer 2014, we can’t wait to share our excitement about the upcoming year. … Continue reading

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5 Things to Know About Putney’s New Look

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Notice something different about us? Haircut? New shoes? We’ve revamped our website! While we had grown quite fond of the previous version, it was time to spiff up. We’re very excited about the updated look and functionality of our new … Continue reading

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The 4th Annual Putney Collective Marathon!

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After another year of endurance training and countless burpies, and reinvigorated with some fresh legs, the Putney Barn team emerged victorious from our fourth-annual collective marathon last Wednesday. Splitting the 26.2 mile feat between the Barn staff, we set out … Continue reading

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Author Tim Weed Talks Books, Travel, and Writing

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We caught up with author Tim Weed to talk about his recently published young adult novel Will Poole’s Island. The book, a gripping coming-of-age story set in colonial New England, has garnered some great reviews. Kirkus Reviews describes Will … Continue reading

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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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