News & Events




Meet this year's scholars

Your Impact: Stepping Into the Adventure of a Lifetime

SYA’s Class of 2023 has been fully immersed in studying and living abroad for nearly two months now. Similar to those that preceded them, this year’s students come from all walks of life, allowing for a robust exchange of ideas and perspectives.

This year, nearly half of SYA families received financial aid, with an average grant of $40,700. In addition to the need-based aid provided for our families each year, we are fortunate to award several student scholars thanks to our generous donors.

Education is a source of opportunity and through your support of financial aid, you are investing in an SYAer’s future. We are pleased to introduce our ten named scholars who are off to a great start in Rennes, Viterbo and Zaragoza this year!

Meet this year's scholars.



News Highlights

Soledad Gutiérrez

Soledad Gutiérrez

 "Art is a reflection of human aspects that go far beyond the plastic or aesthetic. It tells us a lot about a historical moment or a certain vital state or attitude. It has provided me with tools to better understand the world and to understand myself better as a person. In addition, it has opened the doors to a passion for me and, I think, having a passion in life is a privilege."


One SYA France high school student sits outside with her host sister. They are both happy.

Campus Reporter Olivia Reflects on her First 37 Days in France!

Olivia and her host sisters bonded over their love of music despite their language barriers! 

LEARN MORE about how Olivia is settling into her life in France.

Featured Recent Event: 
Town Hall featuring the 2022 Award Honorees

Updates on the year ahead from President Tom Hassan, Board Chair Holland Goss Lynch FR'86 and honorees Cheo Hodari Coker ES'89 and Margaret Conklin FR'74.

School Year Abroad Stories

One SYA France high school student sits outside with her host sister. They are both happy.

Olivia writes about how she and her host sister bonded over their love of  music.

View all recordings of faculty-led classes and alumni panels by visiting our YouTube channel.