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Student Experience

Service Trips and Global Programs

Global Programs, Global Opportunities

Kents Hill School strives to prepare its students to become global citizens through experiential learning opportunities and a globally relevant 4D curriculum. Through opportunities both domestic and international, students will have the chance to question their perspectives while listening and empathizing with the cultures and traditions of others. Students will be challenged to consider the sustainable development goals facing the majority of countries around the globe, with the goal of collaborative work that will actively address these issues and provide an opportunity for initiative-based leadership. 

Both students and faculty alike will explore a multitude of different cultures and develop a sense of wonder and empathy for others. These experiences are designed to develop character, skills, knowledge, independence, and adaptability thought exposure to different and new ways of thinking. Ultimately, students of Kents Hill School will develop the practice of global citizenship with a commitment to addressing and assisting with the betterment of society. 

For the 2019-20 school year, Kents Hill is proud to offer travel to the Grand Canyon, Florida, Mexico, Boston, and New York City. You can find information regarding costs, registration, trip leader communication, and trip details and more by clicking on the drop-down menu to the right. At any time, parents and students are encouraged to reach out to the Director of Global Programming or the trip leader to answer any questions.
Our service trips and exchange programs in the United States and around the world offer students unparalleled opportunities for self-discovery, learning, and growth.

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  • Grand Canyon Trip: Thanksgiving Break

    Don't miss the opportunity to take a fun and educational trip to the Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce National Parks! This trip will explore the geology, geography, environmental sciences,
    history, cultures, and conservation efforts with the National Park Service and explore all that the Colorado Plateau has to offer. Click here for a sample itinerary.

    The trip is scheduled from November 25 – December 2, 2019, and is an excellent option for students looking for alternative Thanksgiving Break plans.

    We are partnering with the professional travel company Grand Classroom to plan every aspect of the trip. Visit the Kents Hill School trip webpage at, click “Find My Trip / Register” and search “Kents Hill”.

    For the price of $3,267 everything on the trip will be covered – all transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, sightseeing and evening activities, full-time specialty guide, as well as medical and dental insurance. Grand Classroom also offers trip insurance which can be added to your total at registration. Upon registration, you can set up a payment plan with Grand Classroom that works for your budget.

    If you have any questions, you can contact Grand Classroom at 434-975-2629 or the Kents Hill faculty trip leaders at and

    We look forward to providing a fun and educational adventure that you will remember for a

    Kathryn Congleton and Christian Giddings
    Trip Coordinators
  • Florida Service Trip: Spring Break

    Coming soon! 
  • Cape Town, South Africa All-Girls Exchange: Second Trimester (April-June)

    Hershel Girls School is an all-female school in Cape Town, South Africa. Two female students will arrive for several days of cultural exploration with a host family before beginning the academic term. They will also have the opportunity to embark on a 5-day adventure that looks deeper into the culture and history of South Africa. 
  • Cape Town, South Africa All-Boys Exchange: Second Trimester (April-June)

    Bishops Diocesan College is an all-boys school in Cape Town, South Africa. Two male students will immerse themselves in a prestigious academic curriculum, participate in sports that may not be not available in the United States, and have the opportunity to travel outside of Cape Town for cultural excursions and adventures. 
  • Victoria, Australia All-Girls Exchange: Second Trimester (April-May)

    Methodist Ladies’ College is an all-female school in Kew, Victoria. Two female students will arrive in time for a week of cultural exploration before the start of the academic term. Students will explore a different culture, experience sports not available in the United States, and have the opportunity to explore a variety of local and regional attractions.

Trimester exchange programs (South Africa and Australia) are open to students in grades 10, 11, 12, and PG. The total cost of each exchange program is approximately $2,500. Students will not be responsible for paying additional tuition to the host schools, or paying for additional materials unless otherwise noted by the institution.


Kathryn Congleton
Director of Global Programs
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