Study Abroad Fall Term
Fall Term Options:
France | Ghana | Japan | Russia | Stratford, England | Cape Eleuthera
Fall Term in France
Students who have completed French 230 or higher may apply for a fall-term program for seniors in Grenoble. The program consists of one course taught by a resident PEA faculty member and other courses taught by French faculty (a French art history course, a course on contemporary French culture, a history and geography course, and a linguistics course.) Excursions to Paris and southern France complement the academic program. Students live with host families in Grenoble. The 10-week program ends in time to allow students to take the SAT in the United States in December. Students will receive five term credits, including two language term credits, for completion of the program. An English 400-level elective is required in the spring term in lieu of English 410. A maximum of 12 students may participate. Admission to the program is competitive. There is a surcharge for the program.
The Ghana Program offers participating students an opportunity to live and study in Ghana from mid-August to mid-November. Students are enrolled at SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College (SOS-HGIC), a co-ed boarding school located in the coastal city of Tema, about 20 miles to the east of Accra, Ghana's capital city. SOS-HGIC offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program, a rigorous and broadbased two-year pre-university course of study. The curriculum comprises six academic areas: English; experimental sciences; mathematics and computer science; modern languages/classics; individuals and societies; and creative arts. The academic program is augmented with athletics and a community service program. SOS-HGIC is an SAT center, so students are able to take the SATs either in October or November.
The program includes a 10-day mid-term break in October during which students undertake an organized cultural tour of historic and cultural sites in Ghana. The tour provides students an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the people and culture of the country outside Accra and Tema. The most popular of such sites are located close to the regional capitals of Ghana, such as Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, Tamale in the Northern Region, and Cape Coast in the Central Region.
The program is open to seniors in good standing, who will be able to complete their diploma requirements either before or
after the term away. Applicants should be committed to completing their college application process prior to leaving for Ghana. Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate special interest in African affairs and the desire to live and study in an African country for a whole term.
Students will receive five term credits, including one non-Western history credit, for completion of the program. An English 400-level elective is required in the spring term in lieu of English 410. There is a surcharge for the program.
Qualified seniors studying Japanese can choose to study in Yokohama, Japan, in the fall of their senior year. Students will live with families and attend the Kumon Kokusai High School, with Japanese students of their own age. They will take an English literature course and a Japanese language course with their peers from Exeter, and will take an additional Japanese class with Kumon students. Students will participate in a project tour and will research their chosen topic, such as traditional art, prior to the tour. Students can participate in athletics and in art and music. They will experience calligraphy, flower arranging, kendo, judo, Japanese drums and other traditional arts such as the tea ceremony. Kumon students and chaperones lead trips for the participants to Tokyo, Kamakura and Yokohama.
Students will receive five term credits, including two language term credits, for completion of the program. An English 400-level elective is required in the spring term in lieu of English 410.
The Department of Modern Languages oversees a selective program of fall term family stays in St. Petersburg, Russia's "northern capital." Exeter students live with host families whose children attend School #636, centrally located on the River Neva two minutes away from St. Petersburg's famous Nevskyi Prospekt. Exeter students enroll for the fall semester at School #636, where they study with Russian students and receive extra tutoring in Russian language with the school's teachers. Courses that are offered include history, literature, language, math, or science. Interested students should contact their Russian teacher as soon as possible in their lower or upper year. There is a surcharge for the program.
Students will receive five term credits, including two language term credits, for completion of the program. An English 400-level elective is required in the spring term in lieu of English 410. Open to uppers and seniors.
The Stratford Program, open to seniors, offers participants an opportunity to live and study in Great Britain; to read plays and see them performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company; to travel to important historical sites; to study works by British authors and, often, to visit locations central to those works. Students are housed under the supervision of the director, an Exeter faculty member, in lodging near Stratford-Upon-Avon.
The academic program varies from year to year to incorporate the expertise of the director, but in all cases it is rigorous and includes a course in Shakespearean drama. Students take four courses, augmented by day trips, longer excursions, and opportunities to see theatrical performances and to meet with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
The program runs for 11 weeks (roughly from the beginning of September to mid-November). The calendar includes one testing date for the SAT at an English testing site used by all the Stratford participants who wish to take the SAT. Selection of participants occurs in January through February for the following fall. Students will receive five term credits, including one English term credit, for completion of the program. There is a surcharge for the program.
Lowers and uppers are eligible to study at the Island School on the shores of Cape Eleuthera, Bahamas for the fall term. This rigorous program focuses on sustainability and experiential and environmental education. The 48 students, who constitute the program's student body each term, come from different schools and live and study on the Island School campus. Students take courses in Land and Environmental Art, Literature of the Sea, Bahamian History, Math, Marine Ecology, and Research.
Students also participate in scuba, daily morning exercise, kayaking trips, community service, and island exploration. The Island School does not offer foreign language courses, and applicants are encouraged to speak with their advisers about the potential impact on their course of study. Admission to the program is competitive. See the chair of the Island School Committee for more information and visit www.islandschool.org. Applications are available at the Island School website and must be submitted
to the PEA Island School chair by mid-February.
Successful completion of the program grants five term credits. Students will earn one term credit in each of Studio Art, English, and physical education, as well as two term credits in the biological sciences. There is a surcharge for the program. Prerequisite:
One year of biology.