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The monthly newsletter featuring campus highlights and alumni news. 

May 2023: SYA Capstones
April 2023: On the Road Again
March 2023: Best in Class
February 2023: An Opportunity of a Lifetime
January 2023: Having a Field Day
December 2022: Learning Beyond City Limits
November 2022: Extracurriculars: A Door to Independence and Trying New Things
October 2022: Stepping Into an Adventure
September 2022: Look Who's Back

Spring academic trips at SYA

Your Impact: On the Road Again
Students venture off campus for authentic learning experiences

From the Medieval beauty of Marseille to the enchanting landscapes of the Andalucía region to the layered history of Sicily, SYA students have been on the road again this spring!  As they venture away from each campus to explore surrounding towns and cities, students witness the concepts, places and people learned in the classroom come to life in front of them as they explore various regions of their host country.

 School trips are an essential part of the SYA experience and traveling with peers to another city or region brings history and culture to life. Your support of the SYA Fund makes these unforgettable moments possible.

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News Highlights

Fieldwork in Spain

Having a Field Day

SYA’s curriculum is our mission in action, and experiential fieldwork is at the heart of it all. When students are intentionally sent out of the classroom (and their comfort zone) and into the local community, they develop key skills and take increased ownership of their education. In addition to engaging with their host families, taking educational excursions and participating in extracurricular activities, fieldwork challenges students to push themselves further.

Meet each campus's fieldwork advisor

The SYA rainbow

The SYA Rainbow

I knew travel with the school would be my only opportunity to see the region as it is far from Zaragoza and any trip there involves a tedious change of train in Madrid. However, when I stepped off the warm train, to-go coffee in hand, I was immediately drenched with cold, hard rain. I began to have some second guesses.

LEARN MORE about how Abby discovers the SYA rainbow.

Featured Event: 
SYA Day Town Hall 

A retrospective of the 202-2023 academic year with President Tom Hassan and Board Chair Holland Goss Lynch FR'86. 

Watch more videos from our playlist:
Faculty-led classes
Town Halls and Alumni Webinars


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