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Ricardo Carreno 'P14, 'P15, Director of Global Programs

Providing our students with a global education not only better prepares them for college and international business but lays the foundation for social awareness and innovation.


List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. When do Trimesters Abroad happen and where?

    • China in the Fall
    • Chile in the Winter
    • Europe in the Spring
  • Q. Who is eligible?

    All students at Vermont Academy should have the opportunity to participate on a trimester abroad. However there is a limit of 15 participants per trimester and you must have a good academic and citizenship performance. A Committee selects the participants on each trimester.
  • Q. Do I have to take a second language at Vermont Academy to participate?

    NO. Global Educations seeks to bring to students a set of skills and experiences that are broader than learning a second language but we highly encourage you to take it since it will also enhance your participation on the program.
  • Q. What happens to my academic life while abroad?

    Your academics will continue abroad. Vermont Academy has on each Campus two Vermont Academy teachers and 2 tutors that will continue to teach you your yearlong courses. Please see the Global Programs Student Hand-Book on the section of each programs for academic details, daily class schedule, Trimester Abroad Curriculum, etc.
  • Q. Is there a fee involved in the participation?

    Even when VA subsidizes most of the costs involved the is a USD$4,500 fee to cover expenses such as living expenses (room and board), cultural activities, transportation, insurances, cultural trips, etc.
  • Q. What do I have to do to apply?

    There is an application form on-line that you can fill and send to us or print and turn it in to the Global Programs Office. For Europe and Chile there is an application period during the Fall and for China during the Spring.

Global Education

What if students can expand their minds, become independent thinkers, empathetic negotiators and agents of change across the four corners of the World?

They can at Vermont Academy!
Vermont Academy’s Global Programs offers students the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in another culture while continuing staying on top of their Vermont Academy curriculum. In addition, these programs are focused on developing skills in leadership, creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, teamwork competency, cross-cultural competency, problem solving skills and active listening.

Whether it be a 8 weeks in Spain, Chile, or China, students inevitably become more independent, confident and prepared for life after Vermont Academy, while gaining a unique understanding of history & economics, art & language and culture & traditions.


Study abroad curriculums are designed from disciplines that map naturally to the local geography:
· Europe: history and humanities
· Latin America: environmental science and sustainability
· Asia: sciences and technology

Apply a global perspective to your Vermont Academy education.

Meet the Team!

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