Spring Photo Essay

From independent travel to capstone experiences, spring is an exciting time to be a student at SYA. With just over a month left, our students are making the most of their time abroad. 

Yuanyang Rice Terraces, Yunnan, China

L’Albufera de Valencia, Spain

Marseille, France

Kayaking near Marseille, France

Visiting an apiary near Huesca, Spain

 Abbaye de Montmajour, Arles, France

Outdoor market in Turin, Italy


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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.