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Fall Fieldwork Flashbacks
A key priority of The Campaign for SYA was curricular innovation. One component of SYA’s curriculum that has been developed and implemented in recent years — fieldwork — helps SYA take advantage of our unique locations to create a quality intercultural, place-based, and experiential educational environment abroad. Importantly, fieldwork assignments intentionally send our students out of the classroom and comfort zone and into the local community. These activities challenge students to learn to navigate the city, appreciate the ecology of the region, interact with locals in meaningful ways, and discover interesting places and landmarks they may not have encountered otherwise.

READ MORE ABOUT OUR FALL FIELDWORK FLASHBACK

 

News Highlights

Benjamin Sabatier

FAST FIVE WITH FACULTY: 
BENJAMIN SABATIER

Benjamin Sabatier now in his 18th year at SYA, teaches both history and art history at SYA France. In addition to teaching at SYA, he works at the University of Rennes as an associate researcher, with a focus on architecture, urbanism and heritage. 

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School Trips

YOUR IMPACT:
SCHOOL TRIPS

Imagine sitting in a classroom in Rennes, France. Your teacher is giving a lesson about Montmajour Abbey in the Arles countryside in the south of France. As you look at pictures, you squint to try and see the architectural details. It is hard to imagine what life must have been like when the abbey was active. A month later, you’re standing on the steps of the abbey. All of the details that you strained to see are now right in front of you to witness and touch. As you walk the halls, you take the same steps as the Benedictine monks who lived there centuries before and you can envision their daily rituals in action. Your task is to introduce the abbey to your peers using the knowledge you learned in class.

JOURNEY WITH OUR CAMPUSES

School Year Abroad Stories

A Cooking Catastrophe

Julia describes making dinner for her family and how it relates to studying the French language.

Comfort in Clay

Campus reporter Melinda writes about her weekly  ceramics class she takes with friends at SYA Spain.

A Roma: Mai Più

Phebe describes the misadventures she has had while in Rome with SYA Italy.

Empty Spaces and New Faces

Isabelle writes about saying goodbye to the fall semester students and welcoming the spring semester students.

Featured Recent Event: 
Venture Capital and Impact Investing

Featuring Jamie Broderick FR'71, former trustee, and Ansley Carlisle CN'13, this 30-minute segment will give you an inside look into career paths that led Jamie and Ansley to their current roles.