Madeira in the World Blog

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Through travel student can better understand and appreciate cultures, see topics -- like history and art -- from a new perspective, and put their education into practice through "hands-on" learning like participating in archaeological digs or practicing a language they have learned. Madeira students have many opportunities to experience the benefits of stepping outside their routine environments. As American writer and painter, Henry Miller said, “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” On this blog, students and teachers share what happens on their journeys -- the unexpected surprises and things they have learned -- so that you can travel along with them.

April 12, 2017

Conquering Costa Rica

One of the amazing experiences that Madeira offers is the opportunity for students to travel abroad and learn about different countries and cultures through...

August 29, 2016

Challenging Chile

This summer, Soleil Ephraim ’17 spent six weeks at the Villa Maria School in Santiago, Chile through Madeira’s Global Initiative exchange programs.  Upon...

June 9, 2014

June 7: Farewell Peru!

Today was our last full day in Peru. We all got the chance to sleep in after the excitement of Machu Picchu yesterday. The whole day was dedicated to the...

June 6, 2014

June 6: Machu Picchu at Last!

Today we hiked to one of the Seven Wonders of the World. We began the day eating breakfast and then taking a bus to the peak. The bus ride was pretty scary...

June 5, 2014

June 5: Final Day at Kusi Kawsay

Marina, Ingrid, Virginia, Kelleen, and I went up to the school for the last time. Marina focused on setting up Dropbox on all school computers and teaching...

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