School News

Each year, Campus Reporters at each of our schools portray life at SYA.
These students represent their SYA schools by writing blog posts, capturing photos and shooting videos of their school and home life, co-curriculars, educational trips, and their host country. Read some of their stories below, and keep checking back for new posts!

Teacher and Translator

Raised by a consummate francophone, Sam Bloom FR’83 was destined to pursue French. His first year at the Taft School (CT) nurtured his intellectual curiosity in French language and culture, and when presented with an opportunity to attend SYA France as a junior, Sam was all in.

Will Travel for Wine

Six years ago, a friend invited Wanda Mann ES’89 to lunch with a prominent winemaker from Argentina. “It was the first time that I sat across the table from a winemaker and learned about their process and passion,” she said.

Trip to Marseille

Harrison W. writes about his recent class trip to the south of France.

Les Vacances de Paques

Stella M. lists her favorites experiences while traveling with her class on spring break.

GIN Conference 2019

Katharine K. writes about being chosen to present at the Global Issues Network conference in Luxembourg.

Ella's April Vacation

Ella S. writes about helping plan a trip to Calanques, a natural park in the south of France.

Coming Into My Own

Isabel M. writes about how her time spent in Italy has helped her become more outgoing and confident.


Liam R. writes about the coming of spring in his latest poem.

Why Italy?

Katharine K. lists why prospective students should choose to attend SYA Italy. 

Sun’s Out in Rennes!

After a grey and rainy winter, Stella writes about how Rennes transforms in the springtime.

Unicorn Slime

Lili writes about her close relationship with her Spanish host sister Carmen.

Going Global

Isabel M. IT'19 describes skills gained through global citizenship, a course taught by Daniele Gatti.

Role of Media in Global Issues

Watch our SYA in Los Angeles event featuring an impressive panel discussion on the role of media in global issues.