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Campus Life

International Program

Expand Your World View

Since our first International Student arrived from Japan in 1890, Tabor’s commitment to global engagement and international exchanges has evolved with the school’s growth and the historical events and changes beyond our shores. With the dynamic presence of students from around the world who comprise 22% of our student body today, Tabor students pursue travel, exchange, community building, language learning and experiential study across continents and oceans. Beginning in the winter of 2020, the worldwide curtailed our travel programs, but also inspired virtual programming that promises to enrich our global reach as we return to our existing travel and exchange programs in 2021.

“Breaking Bread” is a virtual community that has brought together students from six different schools and cultures from around the world to discuss and share perspectives on issues of social justice and environmental goals

“Virtual Collaboration” invited Tabor students to join students online from our partner school in Denmark and its network of worldwide schools in November 2020 to discuss cultural understanding and COVID-19.

"1-to-1 Teaching & Learning Exploration Summit” was a November, 2020 virtual summit of twenty-one schools from across the world organized by Tabor’s partner school in Beijing. A dozen Tabor students and faculty helped to produce a film for the summit themed around “Learning in the post-pandemic world”.

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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