Upper School Interim Term 2014
InterimTrips Abroad 2014
Chaperones: Beth Fayard, Ken Connor, and Patrick Durning
Academic Focus: History, Art and Culture
Tour Highlights: (brief itinerary subject to change)
Inspired by Robert Edsel’s book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, this exceptional Interim Term trip will appeal to students interested in history or art - and especially to those who are fascinated by both. The adventure begins with four days in France, tracing the Monuments Men trail in Normandy, Paris, Versailles, and Reims. Next, we continue to Belgium to visit the key pieces of art in Bruges and Ghent. We then spend three nights in Amsterdam. There we will visit the Rijksmuseum, the National Museum, the Royal Palace, and the Anne Frank House. The following week in Germany includes Aachen, Cologne, Trier, Munich, and Dachau. We end in the footsteps of the Monuments Men in Vienna, Austria.
To learn more, visit http://www.monumentsmenfoundation.org/
Kinkaid Coordinators: Esteban Longoria, Yolanda Soliz
Students enrolled in Spanish III or above can experience full immersion into the culture of Chile. This program will be administered by Learning Programs International (LPI). LPI will place each Kinkaid student with a host family in Valparaiso and will enroll the student in courses specially arranged for LPI participants and taught entirely in Spanish. Students will attend class for 10 days, 4 hours each day, for a total of 40 hours. One third of the class time will be dedicated to Spanish grammar and the remainder to culture and conversation. The portion of Chilean Culture and Conversation will focus on the history and traditions of Valparaiso and the excursion locations. LPI will escort our group on the tours of the surrounding area. The final grade, determined by the trip coordinators, will include the input of the LPI instructor, an oral exam in Spanish, and other assignments. LPI will also have a resident director in Valparaiso throughout the length of our students’ stay.
The Chile Homestay requires a minimum of ten students.
Kinkaid Coordinators: Marie O’Donnell, Fiona de Young
Students enrolled in French III or above can experience the daily life of a French adolescent by going to school and living with a host family in and around the community of Grenoble. Homestay includes activities in the host city and classes at a local school. Family placements are arranged through The Aspect Foundation. Evenings and weekends will be spent with the host families. The Aspect Foundation has a resident director in the host community throughout the length of our students’ stay. This program will include a one-day trip to Lyon and a three-day stay in Paris.