Studying abroad is an integral part of learning languages at Milton Academy and an ideal complement to the classroom experience. With total immersion, students not only build upon the language they have acquired at Milton, but also come face to face with the cultures they have studied in the classroom. In short, students discover the true soul of a country. They gain in confidence and grow in appreciation of another culture. Immersion in a totally different surrounding opens their eyes, and the students assimilate a new way of living and looking at the world. For many, their time aboad is a defining experience in their lives.
French Exchange Program
A four-week school-to-school student exchange program—two weeks in France and two weeks in the U.S.—run by Milton Academy and Lycée Georges Duby, a high school located in Aix-en-Provence.
Spanish Exchange Program
An eight-week school-to-school student exchange program—four weeks in Spain and four weeks in the U.S.—run by Milton Academy and Colegio El Pilar, a private school located in Madrid.
Chinese Exchange Program
A five-week school-to-school student exchange program—two and a half weeks in China and two and a half weeks in the U.S.—run by Milton Academy and No. 2 High School of East China Normal University, a renowned high school in Shanghai.
Other Off-Campus Programs at Milton
The Mountain School provides a one-semester opportunity for Class II students to continue their academic program while living on a working farm in Vershire, Vermont. The social experience of a closely-knit boarding community, combined with the school’s spectacular setting and superb faculty, ensure an extraordinary experience for all who attend. The Mountain School is a Milton Academy program that draws students from the Academy as well as from a number of other independent schools. The academic curriculum offered coincides with many of the courses offered at Milton. Typically, between eight and ten Milton Academy students are selected by the Mountain School to participate in the program.
The Maine Coast Semester, “Chewonki” is a one-semester opportunity for Class II students to continue their academic program while living on a 400-acre peninsula on the Maine coast. The campus, surrounded by a tidal estuary, provides a beautiful setting of pasture and pine forest in which to explore the relationship between people and the environment. Milton Academy gives graduation credit for Chewonki courses. The academic curriculum offered by Chewonki coincides with many of the courses offered at Milton Academy.