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    Alumni Spotlight: Doug Greene & Putney Across Generations

    Doug Greene traveled with Putney in 1983 on a cycling trip to Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton. The program was so impactful for him that now the Putney experience is jumping generations — in 2016 Doug’s daughter traveled with us on Community Service Ecuador... read more

    Greta’s College Essay: Leaving the Nest

    Greta W., a senior at Chadron High School in Chadron, Nebraska, has a true passion for expanding her travel horizons.  In one of her college admission essays she explains the genesis of this impulse and talks about the challenges and kindnesses she experienced during... read more

    Nhi’s College Essay: Writing in Ireland

    Nhi P. participated in Putney’s Writing in Ireland program last summer and, in the words of one of her leaders, is “…a great writer, a creative thinker, and a true all-star… unassuming at first, but she packs a wallop!” We enjoyed reading... read more

    Quynh’s College Essay: Lessons From Paris

    Quynh T., a senior at the Preuss School in San Diego, CA, joined Putney’s City in Focus: Paris program last summer. Her leaders describe her as “a bright light, and a very talented artist [who]…comports herself with poise and maturity beyond her... read more

    Luke’s College Essay: Returning to Vietnam

    For Luke K. his Community Service in Vietnam program wasn’t the first time he was back to his birth country, but working alongside Vietnamese families to build “compassion houses” in Duc Lan Village gave him a new perspective on his heritage and a... read more

    Alum-Turned-Leader Spotlight: Dagan Rossini

    In 2007 Dagan Rossini traveled with Putney on a community service program in Senegal. Nearly a decade later, Dagan returned to the Putney fold in a new role — as a leader for our community service program in Ghana. Read our interview with him to hear about his... read more

    Student Spotlight: Bryce Weisholtz

    Putney alum Bryce Weisholtz traveled with us on our Pre-College program at Amherst, in western Massachusetts. After high school he continued on to the University of Chicago, where he reconnected with several friends who were on that Amherst program with him. Read on... read more

    Leader Spotlight: Daniel Saftner

    Veteran Putney leader, Fulbright scholar, and graduate student Daniel Saftner led our community service program in Fiji in 2015. Read our interview with him to hear about the great work he’s doing in Niger, a particularly impactful moment on his Fiji program, and the... read more

    Student Spotlight: Laura Glanz

    Alumna Laura Glanz traveled on Putney’s Writing in Prague program. Read on to hear why she chose a program in the Czech Republic, how she grew personally and creatively, and how it impacted her hopes for the future. Of all the opportunities available to you during the... read more