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    Amanda’s College Essay: Change Begins Within

    Amanda M. traveled last year on Putney’s Community Service Peru program. Putney students are often impacted profoundly by their experiences around the globe. In her college essay below, Amanda reflects on how her summer experience in Peru changed her and... read more

    Adam’s College Essay: Defining Success

    Adam H. traveled with Putney last summer on our Community Service Ecuador & the Galápagos program. Every summer we are so heartened at the impacts Putney programs have on our wonderful students. The Putney family is full of intelligent, creative, and thoughtful... read more

    Charlie’s College Essay: Excitement of the Unexpected

    Charlie B. traveled on Putney’s Community Service Fiji program last summer. The experience of departing from one’s comfort zone leaves an amazing range of impressions on students—often students come away from Putney summer programs with a new realization... read more

    Abigail’s College Essay: Seeking Difference

    Abigail Y. traveled with Putney last summer on our Language Learning France program, and the summer before that participated in Pre-College at Amherst College. The Putney experience is often profound for our students—by leaving their comfort zones, experiencing... read more

    5 of Our Favorite Travel Quotes

    The Putney Barn is full of adventurous and curious travelers, biologists, anthropologists, zoologists, and more—all of whom share a common passion for exploring the world, for cultural diversity and understanding, and for sharing with students the joys and rewards of... read more

    Leader Spotlight: Author Tessa Fontaine

    Tessa Fontaine is the author of The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts, forthcoming in May from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The memoir recounts Tessa’s experience joining and performing with the World of Wonders, America’s last traveling sideshow, while her... read more

    Dominica Hurricane Relief: How to Donate

    To make a 100% tax deductible donation to benefit our friends in the community of Bense: Write check out to: St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Write in memo line: “Dominica Relief” Mail to:  Putney Student Travel, 345 Hickory Ridge Road, Putney, VT 05346 St.... read more