Travel Experiences

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 their experience, and excited to share what they have learned with others.

Global Studies

Summer Quarter

As the name implies, these trips take place each summer. Led by Pomfret faculty, our students have studied African culture in the Kingdom of Morocco, art at a French chateau, and environmental science on a Maine island. 

  • June: Morocco - Peace, Wonder, and Understanding Islam (Religion Credit)
  • July: France - L'Atelier au Chateau (Art Credit)
  • August: Maine - Marine Ecology and Climate Change on the Maine Seacoast (Science Credit)

Student Exchange

Ready to trade places with another student? Made possible through a unique partnership with our sister school in Costa Rica, this experience immerses one lucky student in the life and customs of a foreign culture for a full academic term. The student exchange takes place every fall and is available to any Pomfret student who studies Spanish.

Semester School

For those looking for something a little closer to home, Pomfret encourages students to spend an academic term at a semester school. In the past, adventurous students have studied at the Island School in the Bahamas and the High Mountain Institute in Colorado, to name just a couple.

Additional Offerings

Peru: During Spring Break, students head to Peru. Called Peru - Culture and Conquest: Service Learning in Peru's Sacred Valley (HSS Credit), this trip offers students the opportunity to visit the Peruvian Andes, including the UNESCO world heritage sites of Machu Picchu and the former Inca capital, Cusco.

Costa Rica: Every December, students in the Global and Sustainable Development class — a yearlong course that explores the complex relationships between governments, economies, societies, and the planet's physical environment — spend two weeks in Costa Rica, surveying its jungles, beaches, and farms.