D-E 360º International

One way to bring Dwight-Englewood School’s Mission Statement to life is to create opportunities that allow students to nurture the skills and perspectives that help them become global citizens and leaders. To that end, we provide a wide range of international travel opportunities for our students to engage in the world.  Trips offered to date have been centrally-focused around science exploration, leadership development, community service and language/cultural immersion.  Some trips have offered course credit towards high school graduation as well as college credit.

Discover Galápagos!

Upper School Galápagos Islands Trip – Spring Break 2017
March 18-25, 2017

Explore the real-world laboratory that is the Galápagos Islands! D-E students currently in Grades 9-12 will discover what prompted Charles Darwin’s ideas on natural selection and evolution, and carefully observe the islands’ undisturbed wildlife and habitats.

  • Experience unique volcanic landscapes, ranging from extinct to active as one moves from east to west across the islands, in addition to living examples of evolution and adaptation.
  • Students who sign up should have a genuine scientific interest, and consider this trip to be a valuable extension of their studies in biology and geology.

Scientific discovery awaits!

  • To download the Galápagos Islands Trip Spring Break 2017 Flyer (PDF), click here.
  • To download the D-E 360 ° International Trip Application Form 2017 (PDF), click here.

Total trip costs $4,875. Deposit of $1,000 is required by November 1, 2016. This is a non-refundable deposit. 
Cost does not include trip cancellation insurance.

Questions? Email eganj@d-e.org or de360info@d-e.org.

Explore Ecuador!

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8th Grade Ecuador Trip – Summer 2017
June 16-26, 2017

D-E Students currently in Grade 8 can expect a range of activities as they explore the Andean countryside, Cotopaxi Volcano National Park, the tropical cloud forest, and colonial Quito.

  • Explore the volcanic landscape of the Andes! Students will see for themselves how our planet was shaped geologically, while the diverse ecosystems that we will visit inspire careful observation of the natural world.
  • Experience and study the unique blend of the pre-Columbian and European influence of Ecuador as the students visit the city and the countryside. Ecuador is a country rich with history and remarkable for its indigenous people, culture, art, and traditions. Students will be travelers, not tourists, in environments far different from home.

An adventure awaits!

  • To download the 8th Grade Ecuador Trip Summer 2017 flyer (PDF), click here.
  • To download the D-E 360° International Trip Application Form 2017 (PDF), click here.

Total trip costs $3,800. Deposit of $1,000 is required by December 1, 2016. This is a non-refundable deposit. 
Cost does not include trip cancellation insurance.

Questions? Email eganj@d-e.org or de360info@d-e.org.

Norway World Challenge!

Upper School/World Challenge Norway Trip – Summer 2017
June 21 – June 30, 2017
D-E 360° International is partnering with World Challenge to send a team of Upper School students on a powerful student-led expedition to Norway. This will be the 5th time D-E has worked with World Challenge, which has successfully collaborated with + 1,000 schools and sends nearly 10,000 students on expeditions every year.
World Challenge believes that important life skills are learned through real world experiences, so in our mission as a school to prepare our students to meet the challenges of a changing world, we are excited to be launching this truly educational experience.
  • Much more than a typical international school trip!  By managing important aspects of the entire trip, students gain life skills such as leadership, decision making, and team work — skills which aren’t easily taught in the classroom.
  • During the 10 day expedition, the team will undertake a number of different challenges, including trekking through the Setesdal Valley and paddling down the Otra River as part of a 2-day river journey.
  • At the end of the expedition, the team will have the opportunity to either go white water rafting or climbing.
A Nordic adventure awaits! 

Total trip costs $4,725. Deposit of $1,000 is required by December 1, 2016. This is a non-refundable deposit. 
Cost does not include trip cancellation insurance.

Questions? Email withrm@d-e.org or de360info@d-e.org.

Service, Safari in Tanzania!

Upper School/Rustic Pathways Tanzania Service & Safari Trip – Summer 2017
June 22-30, 2017

Immerse yourself in African village life in northern Tanzania, near Mt. Kilimanjaro, on this one-week service program facilitated by Rustic Pathways in partnership with D-E 360° International.

  • Help transform a primary school into a more effective environment and get a firsthand introduction to Tanzanian culture.
  • Partner with the community to complete important school construction projects and increase students’ confidence in English and life skills by engaging them in activities.
  • Live comfortably in a cozy village guesthouse, take in the spectacular scenery during a hike to a nearby waterfall, and try your hands at pottery after a demo from local craftswomen.
  • Finish off the trip with a two-day safari at the Ngorongoro Crater!

An African adventure awaits!

  • To download the Upper School/Rustic Pathway Tanzania Trip Summer 2017 flyer (PDF), click here.
  • To learn more click here or visit the Rustic Pathways website at:
    http://groups.rusticpathways.com/trips/detanzania2017/
  • To download the D-E 360° International Trip Application Form 2017 (PDF), click here.
  • Join us for our Family Information Night, on Tuesday, November 1 from 6:30-7:30 PM in Hajjar Auditorium-Klein Campus Center.  There will be a representative from Rustic Pathways to answer questions regarding the trip as well as D-E faculty advisors/chaperones Dr. Danny Carragher and Maya Gunaseharan.

Total trip costs $4,875.Cost does not include trip cancellation insurance.  

NEW: TANZANIA TRIP DEPOSIT DEADLINE EXTENDED! Deposit of $1,000 is required by Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. This is a non-refundable deposit. 

Questions? Email carrad@d-e.org or gunasm@d-e.org, or de360info@d-e.org.