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"A Global Experience With Decades of History"

—The New York Times

Travel in a Time of COVID-19

Since Putney’s founding 72 years ago, we have approached each participant’s summer experience with the same attention to safety and security that we give our own children. Please note that we require all students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. We invite you to read more about our approach to safe travel for summer 2023 programs.

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Featured Programs



High School (9–12) Summer 2023
June 22–July 13, 2023
July 6–July 27, 2023
Join us for three weeks in the South Pacific on this summer service program in Fiji. During your program, work alongside community members on a meaningful small-scale construction project, paint a welcome sign to our host village, and assist in the preparation of delicious local meals. Experience this unique culture firsthand as you get to…


Middle School (7–8) Summer 2023
June 23–July 13, 2023
Immerse yourself in French language and culture as you explore the cosmopolitan cities and off-the-beaten-track villages of France. During your travels, explore Mont Saint-Michel and the D-day beaches in Normandy, savor the high culture and hidden neighborhoods of Paris, swim and picnic beneath the Pont du Gard, try zip-lining or surfing, and spend five days…
Career   Farm to Table


High School (9–12) Summer 2023
June 24–July 8, 2023
July 9–July 23, 2023
From the farms, fields, and olive groves to the dinner table, food traditions are the beautiful beating heart of Italian identity. During this student travel program in Italy, get a firsthand look at how inspiring individuals have built careers out of a passion for food. Together with fellow food lovers, immerse yourself in Italian life…


High School (9–12) Summer 2023
June 22–July 12, 2023
June 28–July 18, 2023
July 3–July 23, 2023
Dive into Japan’s unique mix of modern culture and ancient traditions this summer as you experience Japanese cityscapes, stunning mountains and wilderness, and historic sites. From Tokyo to Kyoto to Hiroshima and more, explore vibrant city life and pop culture amid neon-lit skyscrapers, then head beyond city limits to scale tranquil hilltops, visit centuries-old shrines…