Cultural EXCHANGEs & STUDY Tours
A key goal at Bancroft is to help students become citizens of the global community. Our cultural exchange programs and study tours contribute to this goal, offering unique opportunities for students to become immersed in different cultures, strengthen language skills, visit sites of historical and cultural importance, and make new friends in other parts of the world.
Cultural Exchange Programs
Middle and Upper School students and their families each year have an opportunity to host visitors from another country for about 10 days. Our host students then in turn travel abroad over spring break to be hosted by the same students in their home country.
Exchange students participate in classes and take excursions during the week. Evenings and weekends are generally left free so that the visiting students can participate more fully with host families and soak up the local culture as much as possible. Bancroft exchange students are accompanied by faculty members.
On alternating years, we typically offer the following exchanges for foreign-language students and others:
- Arles, France, for Middle School French students
- Meaux, France, for Upper School French students
- Spain for Upper School Spanish students
- Shanghai, China, for Upper School students
Bancroft’s academic departments also offer one- and two-week study tours for students who wish to immerse themselves in a particular language, culture, or academic area. Study tour scheduling varies. Past and upcoming study tours include:
- Costa Rica for Middle School Spanish students
- Italy, Greece, and Turkey for Middle and Upper School Latin students
- A museum tour of Rome, Florence, and Paris for art students
- A trip for drama students to experience theater first-hand on the London stage
Interested students or parents may speak with Bancroft’s language teachers for more information about the specific exchanges and tours that will be available during a given school year. Registration takes place in early spring for the following school year.
For more information contact:
Gary J. Mathieu
Tel. 508-853-2640 (x301)