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Curricular Global Learning​​

From the mountains of Vermont to the beaches of the Bahamas, we offer programs focused on politics, sustainability and the environment.


Dive into hands-on study of sustainability, ecology and the environment in Eleuthera, Bahamas at The Island School. The ocean becomes your classroom as you work alongside scientists to find solutions for conservation issues and combat eco-destruction. Immerse yourself in the culture of the island, working with Bahamian students at a nearby middle school and learning from residents of the small settlements around Eleuthera. Select from outdoor education programs, including half-marathons, open-ocean swims, kayak and sailing expeditions, and a 48-hour wilderness solo experience.

Vermont Mountain School

Live (and work) at The Mountain School, located on a 300-acre farm in Vershire, Vermont. As you care for the farm and the environment through daily chores, you’ll come to know the place deeply and understand its natural rhythms. Mountain School classrooms focus on collaboration and experiential learning, with a strong emphasis on getting outside. You’ll take five classes, all at the Honors or AP level, plus an outdoor education course. Forty-five students from around the country live on the farm. You’ll share a house with five-to-12 other students and faculty.

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Washington DC

Join the staff of a U.S. senator or representative as a full-time intern and get an insider’s view of life on Capitol Hill. While your daily tasks may start out small, as you prove yourself you can gain access to mentors in the political world, attend hearings, handle correspondence, or even brief aides and elected officials on important issues.

For more than 50 years, this one-of-a-kind program has helped Exeter seniors see how the legislative branch works, while living and learning in the nation’s capital.

The Experiential Approach

Internships abound for excited learners. We’ve helped place students with the Academy of American Poets, the Conservation Law Foundation, The Paris Review, Stanford University and designer Nicole Miller. We also sponsor short-term trips, led by Exeter faculty, to places such as a Lakota community in South Dakota (for non sibi work), Arizona (for hiking and exploration), Hawaii (for leadership training), Nashville (for history) and L.A. (to learn about the entertainment industry).

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Considering the weight of history

A visit to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota inspires changes in the classroom.

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Exeter gets hands dirty to confront climate change

Climate Action Day, now in its third year, offers a variety of workshops to focus on sustainability and environmental issues.

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Thanksgiving break trips: NOLS, Arizona and the Equal Justice Initiative

Two dozen Exeter students participate in off-campus programming in California, Arizona and Alabama. 

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