Campus reporter Merredith M. writes a note to the next SYA Spain class.
As June 30 approaches and we welcome home the Class of 2022, we are reflecting on all of the individuals and moments that contributed to making the SYA experience so incredible this year!
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🎉 Our students, who comprised the first class back to campus after 2020. Their creativity, adaptability and love for experiential learning give us hope for the future.
Ceci reflects on absorbing everything now familiar in Zaragoza and looks forward to attending college in the fall.
Campus reporter Phebe O. writes about her father visiting her during spring break.
Gretchen writes about struggling to say her goodbyes to her friends, teachers and to Rennes.
Julia and her classmates give their advice about traveling independently.
Isabelle demonstrates her resourcefulness during a traveling mishap in her latest blog.
Campus reporter Annika J. writes about living with a single host mom.
Campus reporter Tara P. writes a letter to her host family both in Italian and in English
Ceci compares the culture of making friends in Spain versus to the US.
Camila writes about learning the Italian language and gives advice to future students.
Quinn writes about SYA Italy's Agroecology class and the various Italian dishes they recreate using science.
Annika writes about her plans for the next two months and taking advantage of her time left in France.
Isabelle writes about relishing the moment now that spring has arrived in Rennes.
Campus blogger Julia A. gives advice to the SYA France class of 2023.
Melinda writes about her trip to Valencia to experience Las Fallas and how it relates to her own study abroad experience.
Meredith describes the birthday traditions at SYA Spain and reflects on what celebrating her own birthday was like.
Melinda describes her recent class trip to the southern region of Andalusia.
Tara talks about learning to embrace change and uncomfortable situations in her latest blog.
Camila describes attending Carnival and looking forward to the next three months at SYA as a senior.
Ceci writes about the creative way the students at SYA Spain have enforced speaking more Spanish.
Phebe writes about finding her love of nature again in her SYA Italy capstone project.
Julia writes about her independent travel trip to Chamonix with her friends at SYA France.
Gretchen writes about the importance of gut feelings and how those feelings led her to SYA.
Campus reporter Isabelle M. advises future SYA students in her latest blog.
Annika answers commonly asked questions with the help of her SYA France classmates.
Ceci writes about returning to Spain for New Year's and realizing what she had missed.
Julia describes making dinner for her family and how it relates to studying the French language.
Gretchen reflects on the growth she has experienced since arriving in France.
Annika describes the new levels of independence she's gained since attending SYA France.
Isabelle writes about saying goodbye to the fall semester students and welcoming the spring semester students.
Campus Reporter Tara P. reflects on the life lessons she has learned since coming to Italy.
Campus reporter Melinda writes about her weekly ceramics class she takes with friends at SYA Spain.
Meredith writes about the conflicting feeling she had when reunited with her American family.
Phebe describes the misadventures she has had while in Rome with SYA Italy.
Quinn reflects on the time she has spent so far in Italy and her goals for the remainder of the year.
Camila writes about being accustomed to the wonders of Rome in her latest blog.
Tara P. interviews her friend and fellow SYA Italy student Mac about his experience abroad.
Melinda describes the new habits she is forming since being in Spain.
Campus reporter Ceci writes about being the head chef for her host family's Thanksgiving feast.
Meredith recounts the lessons she has learned so far since being in Zaragoza the past three months.
Camila describes her first independent travel trip to Naples.
With 2021 coming to an end, Quinn reflects on her time spent with Italy and how much she's grown.
In this blog, Phebe retells getting her permit and gaining more independence.
Campus reporter Julia A. explains why she thinks going to SYA as a senior was the best choice for her.
In this blog, Gretchen reflects on the differences between her commute in France versus the US.
Annika writes about spending the holidays in France and the homesickness she experienced.
Isabelle reflects on her three months spent in Rennes so far.
Campus videographer Ari L. bring you along in a day of her life at SYA France.
Melinda discovers a new region with new friends in her latest blog.
Stella writes about the variety of cocurricular activities that are offered at SYA Spain.
Campus reporter Meredith M. writes about her morning routine and commuting to school.
Ceci writes about joining a local soccer team to immerse herself with Spanish teens.
Campus reporter Quinn H. writes about her first impressions of her new home in Viterbo.
In this blog, Phebe describes her relationship with her Italian host family.
Tara P. writes about the cultural differences she is noticing between America and Italy.
Campus reporter Camila F. writes about what it was like celebrating her 18th birthday in Italy.
Julia writes about overcoming her awkwardness by using dancing to communicate.
Isabelle writes about experiencing her first bout of homesickness when she missed Halloween.
Gretchen finds comfort in bringing a traditon from home into her new life in her second blog.
Annika J. shares what a typical day studying abroad at SYA France looks like.
Jane shows viewers a typical day in her life at SYA Italy in her first video.
In her first blog, Melinda writes about conquering a fear and how that relates to studying abroad.
Meredith writes about taking risks and stepping outside her comfort zone in her first blog.
In her first blog post, Camila describes the concept of home and what it means to her.
In her first blog, Quinn writes about about visiting Siena with other students and host siblings.
Phebe writes about experiencing Venice for the first time with her Italian host family.
Annika writes about joining a choral ensemble and jumping into her new life in Rennes.
In her first blog, Isabelle describes the amount of freedom she has while living in France.
Campus blogger Gretchen M. writes about the SYA France immersion trip in her first blog.
In her first blog, Julia describes her first month in Rennes and her decision to go to SYA France.
Stella writes about attending Las Fiestas Del Pilar with her friends and host family.
🎉 Our faculty, who have worked tirelessly to enhance the knowledge and curiosity of the Class of 2022 while providing an education filled with joy. Their dedication to our school brings our campuses to life.
🎉 Our alumni, who continue to be lifelong learners dedicated to global citizenship. Their engagement with the SYA community and the greater world reinforces the intrepid SYA spirit.
While we have alumni photos that span decades, these photos only represent the 2021-2022 year.
Do you have a photo to include in this gallery? Send it to us with a caption!
SHOWRUNNING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC
October 20, 2021
Jeff Locker FR'88 and Tia Napolitano FR'01
VENTURE CAPITAL AND IMPACT INVESTING
December 8, 2021
Jamie Broderick FR'71 and Ansley Carlisle CN'13
KEEPING LANGUAGE ALIVE
April 13, 2022
Megan Jeffrey CN'04 and Daniel Bögre Udell ES'08
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🎉 Our parents and host families, who care for our students and encourage them to pursue a life-changing experience during high school. Their commitment to global education is inspiring.
While we have family photos that span decades, these photos only represent the 2021-2022 year.
Do you have a photo to include in this gallery? Send it to us with a caption!
🎉 Make a one-time gift of any size or a monthly recurring contribution to the SYA Fund by June 30, 2022. Your generosity has a direct impact on so many aspects of an SYA education and experience.
🎉 When you make your gift, tell us why you’re celebrating SYA! Are you giving to celebrate in honor of a classmate or teacher? Are you giving to celebrate your child’s life-changing experience at SYA?
🎉 Tell your friends! Share this campaign with your classmates or the community and let them know what you’re celebrating, encouraging them to do the same.
🎉 Post about it! Find us on social media, post a photo and mention why you’re celebrating SYA!
Please remember, in order for your gift to be counted for the 2021-2022 fiscal year:
🎉 Checks must be postmarked by June 30, 2022.
🎉 Online gifts must be charged before midnight (EDT) on June 30, 2022.
🎉 Securities and wire transfers must be received to SYA’s account by the close of business on June 30, 2022.
Additional instructions and ways to give to SYA can be found here.