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Campus Life

International Program

Expand Your World View

Tabor Academy’s commitment to international students and high school exchange programs originate from the school’s early historyToday, we are 23% international and offer multiple opportunities for all our students to experience the world through study, friendship, and service. Students actively participate in our global programs, from overseas service and ecology trips to homestays and exchanges with schools in Denmark, England, and China, cultural trips to France, Canada, and Spain, and on-campus programming to highlight the cultures of our international students.

Academic Exchange & Travel Programs

It is our intention to have each of our students experience the world through another set of eyes, whether here at Tabor or through one of our many options to study or serve abroad. Our programming described below reflects our full offerings from 2018-19. We hope to re-introduce these programs in 2020-21, health conditions permitting.

Exchange Programs

  • Rysensteen Gymnasium, Copenhagen, Denmark: one-week academic exchange with homestay, class visits, and cultural immersion
  • RDFZ Xishan School, Beijing, China: one-week academic exchange with homestay, class visits, and cultural immersion
  • Drama Exchange with Ellesmere College, UK: We share a dramatic performance and attend classes while living in the dorms for one week

Cultural and Language Trips

  • French/Spanish culture and language trips: Rennes, France; Quebec City, Canada; Madrid, Spain
  • The Shattuck Travel Grant provides funding for any language or cultural program of interest
  • The Idemitsu Grant supports a month-long summer study in Japan through CIEE Global Navigator.   
  • Henley Royal Regatta (Crew) on years we qualify

Study Abroad Programs

  • School Year Abroad: an independent organization which welcomes Tabor students to spend a semester or year at one of their campuses in China, Italy, France, or Spain.
  • RDFZ Xishan School trimester exchange: offered to one junior each fall to study for a trimester at Tabor’s partner school in Beijing through their English-based AP curriculum
  • The Island School: a marine science program for one semester in the Bahamas

Global Service Trips:

Summer service trips take 30 students abroad to learn from and contribute to communities far from our campus. We have built houses, wells, and bridges, taught English, helped rehab sick elephants, and enjoyed local food and cultures along the way. The aim is always an experience that reaches across different languages, cultures, and backgrounds.
  • Peru
  • Dominican Republic
  • Cambodia
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam 
  • Where will you go?

REEF: Environmental Service Learning

Tabor's Research Environmental Education Focus (R.E.E.F.) Program: Join a unique adventure to help monitor and save the endangered coral reefs in the Bahamas where we have recently started a land-based research project at Gerace Research Centre. We are building, year by year, a coral nursery in hopes of "outcropping" healthy coral to repopulate the reefs. Read more.

Tabor has also sent student researchers to the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador and, this past summer, to Costa Rica to explore their local ecology.

International Student-Led Campus Programming

In a school environment that aims to promote inclusiveness and tolerance, our international student leaders bridge cultural, racial, and political distances to create a community of respect and friendship for all. Their annual events help promote a sense of global awareness and service:
  • International Orientation: matches 60 returning Global Partners with new students
  • Host family dinners: Tabor families welcome our new International Students for dinner and fun
  • Trading Places: international students volunteer to introduce their cultures to freshman LEAPS class
  • International Chapel: a time to share culture and music, and what is like to study abroad
  • International Dinners: student chefs offer recipes from home to our entire community
  • Café Europa: European pastries are shared and enjoyed by all
  • International Week: An extravaganza of food, music, performances, and games for community enjoyment and learning
  • International Coffee: a monthly time to enjoy being together and meet new friends


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