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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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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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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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Lucy’s College Essay – Community Service Peru

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Lucy Caine recently shared with us this college essay on kinship and service. A senior at St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco, California, Lucy spent last summer with us on our high school community service program in Peru. Continue reading

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Emily’s College Essay, Community Service Dominica

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Emily Perlman of Sands Point, NY, wrote one of her college essays on her experience  on our summer community service program in Dominica. Her essay describes stepping outside of her comfort zone, adjusting her perspective, and making connections with Continue reading

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Jake’s College Essay from Rwanda

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Congratulations to Jake Beeber! As part of his application, Jake wrote this essay on his experience on our Community Service Rwanda program. A senior at Morristown-Beard School in New Jersey, Jake will be headed to Tulane University in the Continue reading

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College Essay by Pre-College Amherst Alumna

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Manon Chiorri came to the United States last summer as a participant on our summer Pre-College program at Amherst College. A French high school student from Beaulieu Sur Mer, Manon speaks English as a second language, and broadened her Continue reading

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Olivia’s College Essay from Global Action India

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We loved reading this college essay from Olivia Mason, a current senior at The Master’s School in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Olivia traveled with us on our high school summer program in India in 2013, and wrote this essay about Continue reading

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College Essay from Summer in Spain

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Congratulations to Rachel Jones, an alumna of our high school summer program in Spain, on her acceptance to Smith College, Wellesley College, Williams College and Swarthmore College! Rachel is a current senior at Hamden High School in Hamden, CT. Continue reading

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