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Sophia’s College Essay: Acting Exploration

Sophia is an alum of our Exploration Skiing in Patagonia program and wrote about her experience of discovery in her college essay. This fall she’ll be attending NYU Tisch School to study acting. * * * At age 13, on a crisp December evening in the heart of London’s... read more

Connor’s College Essay: Storytelling Through Photography

Connor is an alum of our Yellowstone Photography program and wrote about the experience for his college essay, exploring the impact of photography and storytelling. This fall he’ll be attending George Washington University majoring in photojournalism at Corcoran. * *... read more

Sarah’s College Essay: Service in Costa Rica

Sarah is an alum of our Service Costa Rica program and wrote about the experience for her college essay, where she helped the local community and discovered her independence. This fall she’ll be attending Boston College studying biology (pre-med track).  * * * At 7am... read more

Charlie’s College Essay: Empathy & Impact

Charlie participated in Putney’s Service program in Ecuador & the Galápagos and wrote his college essay about how the experience strengthened his empathy and desire to better his community. This fall he’ll be attending Western Michigan to study... read more

Robbie’s College Essay: Pachamama & Papas

Robbie is an alum of our Service Peru program and wrote about the experience for his college essay, focusing on five specific words and how they elucidate the introduction to different ways of living. * * * Pachamama, papas, bien, frío, intipunku: Five words—two... read more

Sadie’s College Essay: Elmer’s Glue Stick

Sadie has participated in multiple Putney programs over the years, beginning with our middle school program in Ecuador & the Galápagos. She has also joined Language Spain, our Pre-College program in Vermont, and most recently Oxford Academia and Pre-College at... read more

Bhutan’s Haa Summer Festival

We’re excited to share that this summer’s Exploration Bhutan group will have the opportunity to attend the Haa Summer Festival! This lively event, held each year in the high alpine Haa Valley—which has only been open to visitors since the early 2000s—is a celebration... read more
market stall in morocco with colorful spices and goods

Morocco: Reflections from Leaders

It’s hard to choose our favorite things after spending a month in Morocco with our group last summer. It was such a unique experience, full of once-in-a-lifetime moments. But here are some of our favorite memories as a group that we’ll never forget. Simo Even though... read more

5 Facts About Laos You Didn’t Know

Known as the Land of a Million Elephants, Laos has remained relatively untouched by mainstream tourism, making it an ideal destination to learn from and visit. This gem of Southeast Asia is known for its cuisine and culture! Read on to learn five facts we bet you... read more

Winner of 2022 Putney Alumni Video Contest

We’re excited to announce Hannah M. as the winner of this year’s Alumni Video Contest! Hannah and her peers explored six different regions of France on this language immersion program while documenting their experiences along the way. Her video does an... read more