The Campaign for SYA: We Are All Ambassadors

With less than a year to go, SYA’s first-ever comprehensive capital campaign is already having an impacting on our future – making the SYA experience more accessible to students, supporting our faculty and curriculum, and ensuring a healthy SYA Fund.

Through School Year Abroad, thousands of families have watched their children become self-assured global citizens. Over 8,000 alumni now influence communities and professions in 77 nations and counting. Together, we know the value of looking at the world from an utterly different point of view. We are all ambassadors — for SYA itself and for the values we share of understanding, empathy and intellectual curiosity. Through The Campaign for SYA, we send more maverick thinkers and bridge builders into the world. Learn about how you can make a difference and join the SYA community in this bold undertaking. There is no more important gift we can give to the future.

Register for upcoming informational sessions about the campaign:

Campaign 101: The Basics
September 30, 3:00PM EDT

Campaign 101: Student Aid
October 7, 3:00PM EDT

Campaign 101: Curricular Innovation
October 14, 3:00PM EDT

Campaign 101: Faculty Support
October 21, 3:00PM EDT


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Celebrating 50 Years of Coeducation: the Women of SYA

The unprecedented move toward coeducation signaled a sweeping evolution at SYA. This moment opened doors to a lifetime of possibility and change for women, one that continues to evolve and show promise. The rest is HERstory.

It's Founder's Week and Celebration of 50 Years of Coeducation

Beginning this Founder's Day, September 9, 2020, we commemorate this historic moment with a year-long celebration of virtual programming and stories. Throughout the year we will invite the participation of alumnae/i, faculty, staff, students and parents as we honor the influence and contributions of women to SYA's past, present and future. 

2020 Alvarez Global Scholars

They say that when life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. Like many of their classmates, SYA’s very first Alvarez Global Scholars, Frances and Annika, will tell you that they also made traditional cider, cheese, lifelong friends, and memories that will help shape how they ultimately see the world.

My Italian Odyssey

SYA Italy class of 2020 student Jalal H. reflects on his time spent abroad in Viterbo and the memories he made with friends.