November in 16 Photos

Students attended the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 in Rennes, France.

Exploring Andalucía, photo by Chandler S. ES'19. 

Environmental Science students at SYA Spain explore Monasterio de Piedra Natural Park. 

Monasterio de Piedra Natural Park.

Monasterio de Piedra Natural Park.

Exploring Monasterio de Piedra Natural Park.

Environmental Science students at SYA France identifying specimens collected in the field. 

Class of SYA China 2019. 

Five SYA Italy students, together with Resident Director Pat Scanlon, were invited to participate in the filming of an episode of "Sereno Variabile," which aired on the national channel RAI. 

The filming took place at Laboratorio Artistica, owned by host mum Daniela Lai, and at host dad Marco Lanzi's house. In the picture, right to left, students Isabel M., Sarah D., and Nora K. participate in the filming. 

SYA Spain visit to Extremadura during travel study. 

Exploring Extremadura, and learning about its history and architecture. 

Exploring and learning about aqueducts in Extremadura, Spain. 

Extremadura, Spain. 

Sunset in Extremadura, Spain. 


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Springing Into Capstones

No single class or activity captures the SYA experience quite like the capstone project. Not only does it provide students an opportunity to put their evolving skills to the test, it also gives them a chance to dive into a single topic that captures their imagination and interest.

May 16 Launch!

The United Nations headquarters will provide a grand backdrop for the launch of SYA’s first-ever comprehensive capital campaign, The Campaign for SYA, on Thursday, May 16. 

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.