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Updated: April 7, 2022

You traveled the world with us!

To the 257 donors who contributed over $75,000 dollars, to those that extended a giving match or challenge to inspire others, to those that shared photos and stories with us, to those that attended class with Pascal Montéville, to those that reached out to their classmates to spread the word – we could not be more grateful for your role in making the day a success! Thank you for your participation in this year’s SYA Day celebration!

A very special congratulations to the following classes for winning the Reunion Challenge: China 2007, France 2012, Italy 2007 and Spain 1997!

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Hooray, it's SYA Day!

Today is all about you! Across all of our channels, we are celebrating our campuses and sharing the faces, stories, memories and photos that have made them such a special place throughout the years.

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Today is the day! Make your gift to help reach our goal of 250 donors!

Your generosity has a direct impact on all aspects of an SYA education: innovative curriculum in and out of the classroom, immersive fieldwork opportunities, caring host families, engaging teachers and riveting travel experiences. Without your support, we simply could not provide the exceptional experience to today's students that SYA is known for.


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We want to feature you! Share a photo and a memory!

Snap a selfie and send it our way, or tell us your SYA story to be featured across our channels all day long. Each person that shares will receive an exclusive SYA surprise!

Follow along on Instagram for in the moment updates, games and challenges.


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Looking to connect with other SYAers? Register for an upcoming event!

April 13 at 12:00 PM EDTCareer Conversations: Keeping Language Alive

April 27 at 12:00 PM EDT The (Current) History Lesson of the Istrian, Dalmatian-Julian Exodus and the Massacre of the Sinkholes

May 11 at 3:00 PM EDT | SYA Town Hall


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Want to get involved? Spread the word and encourage your friends, peers and classmates to participate in SYA Day!

Sign up to be an advocate to encourage your friends, peers and classmates to join you in participating. You can record a personal invitation, create a matching opportunity or even start a challenge to spark some friendly competition.