Experiential Travel Program

Let the world be your teacher.

Many Pomfret students choose to travel in the US or abroad during their time on the Hilltop. In doing so, they gain valuable insight into different cultures, different languages, and different ways of seeing.  More often than not, these lucky students return transformed by our travel programs, whether they travel with our travel abroad program or in the state's program, and are excited to share what they have learned with others.


Global Studies


Spain in June

Destino Salamanca is a two-week intensive language course that offers a total immersion experience with four hours of daily language instruction, homestays with Spanish families, daily cultural activities, and weekend trips to Avila and Madrid.

One Trimester World Languages Credit. Global Citizenship & Awareness Certificate Credit.

France in July

Over the summer, students set up shop in a French chateau to study painting and drawing or French language through a course called L'Atelier au Chateau. 

One Trimester Art or French Credit. Language program also offers Global Citizenship & Awareness Certificate Credit.

Vermont in August

Vermont is a place of deep connection to the rhythms of the natural world, a place of close communities living close to the land. In this wild, remote landscape, students will have opportunities to deepen their connections to the land, to the people they meet, to one another, and to themselves.

One Trimester Wellbeing Credit. Sustainability Certificate Credit.

Maine in August

Just before school starts, students venture north to Hurricane Island in Penobscot Bay to get their feet wet during Marine Ecology and Climate Change on the Maine Seacoast. 

One Trimester Science Credit. STEM or Sustainability Certificate Credit

Germany in June

Students will travel through time as they learn about different eras of German history. They'll journey to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a town in northern Bavaria known for its medieval architecture; visit castles dating back to the 13th century; and explore modern-day Munich. 

One Trimester History Credit. Global Citizenship & Awareness Certificate Credit

Financial Assistance is Available

Every three- and four-year student who registers for a Pomfret-sponsored, travel-based program has the opportunity to receive funding once during their time at Pomfret. Decisions are based on the family's ability to pay for the specific program in question. Financial awards, for those who demonstrate appropriate need, range from a partial reduction of the program fee to full forgiveness. This benefit is available to all students, not just students who receive traditional financial aid. 



More ways to experience the world.