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Students Explore New York, Bahamas, Alabama and Arizona Over the Break

Fall break leads to opportunities for experiential learning.

Nicole Pellaton
December 4, 2015

Exonians, shown here at Chelsea Market, are visiting studios of top fashion designers and artists.  

Students are learning through doing this week in New York, Bahamas, Alabama and Arizona, on trips led by PEA faculty. 

Fourteen Exonians are traveling to New York, in collaboration with the Stanford in New York Program, to visit the studios of artists and fashion designers, including Zac Posen, Helmut Lang, William Wegman, Richard Phillips and Tommy Hilfiger. The Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art round out the trip.

Twelve are paddling their way through Bahamian waters in a voyage of marine science discovery.

Another 16 are exploring social justice in Montgomery, Alabama, in a trip that takes them to the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery on the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ arrest and the ensuing Montgomery Bus Boycott.

And eight are exploring the rocks and ruins of Arizona, where they’re hiking in the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly.



Alabama fall break trip: a bus like the one Rosa Parks used to make history.

Posted by Phillips Exeter Academy on Friday, December 4, 2015




This week students and instructors are in NYC as a part of a collaborative trip with Stanford art students, visiting...

Posted by Phillips Exeter Academy on Thursday, December 3, 2015


Learn more about PEA’s experiential learning opportunities, including 17 curricular programs on five continents.