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Travel Programs

Developing a Global Mindset

Travel can be a powerful form of experiential learning and our travel programs at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School offer students an opportunity to develop skills and attitudes essential to global citizenship. Led by experienced members of the HIES faculty and staff in consultation with established professional travel contractors, our programs also allow students to deepen their relationships with adults and with one another. Our hope is that students return to campus with a deeper appreciation for the human experience and a broadened worldview that prepares them for college and life beyond.


Types of Travel Programs at HIES

Exchange Partnerships:

  • HIES runs reciprocal exchanges for students and faculty with the following schools:
  • Asahigaoka Sister School - Japan
  • International Community School - Ghana
  • Ermitage International School - France
  • Bermuda High School for Girls

Global Summer Experiences:

  • Middle and Upper School students in good academic standing can enroll in summer courses with approved third-party providers; among them:
  • Where There Be Dragons
  • Student Diplomacy Corps
  • Putney Student Travel
  • Rustic Pathways
  • Moondance
  • World Leadership School
  • Envoys
  • SCAD

Semester Away Programs:
With approval, Upper School students may spend a semester away for credit with one of the following:

  • Oxbow School
  • High Mountain Institute
  • Alzar School
  • SEGL
  • CIEE
  • The Experiment in International Living

By challenging students to consider new perspectives and different cultures, our off-campus programs seek to integrate a Holy Innocents’ education with the shifting realities of the wider world by sharpening insights about the human experience and encouraging our students to recognize of the dignity, worth and complexity of the people and places they encounter.