School Year Abroad (SYA) is a program which places American high school juniors, seniors and post-graduates in China, Italy, France, Spain, India or Vietnam for a year. Students learn the respective language and live with a host family. The program provides college counseling services and allows students to take the necessary math and English courses to fulfill their graduation requirements at their home schools. Bishop’s is a member of the SYA Program: in recent years, our students have participated in SYA programs in Spain, Italy, France and China.
FOREIGN EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
The Bishop’s School offers opportunities for our students to participate in exchange programs as part of their study of foreign languages and cultures. Hosted by families at partner schools, with the chance to host foreign students in San Diego in return, exchange programs offer students the opportunity for an immersion experience in the culture and everyday life of the culture and language they are studying.
INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICE LEARNING
In recent years, The Bishop’s School has provided opportunities for students to participate in international community service trips to India and Africa. During these trips, the School has partnered with local non-profit organizations to raise funds for projects that our students visit and volunteer at during their trip. Such trips expand the horizons of our students, offering them the opportunity to learn about and experience firsthand some of the critical challenges faced by developing nations around the world as they seek to overcome poverty and establish basic health and education infrastructure.
STUDENT ENRICHMENT TRIPS
Bishop’s faculty members regularly organize student enrichment trips to different countries throughout the world. The purposes of such trips vary from cultural immersion and global awareness to eco-tourism and international community service. Recent trip destinations include Japan, Ireland, Argentina, the Czech Republic, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Fiji, South Africa & Namibia.
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The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.