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Students Embark on Cross-Disciplinary Trip to Europe

With an emphasis on global politics, art and design, 24 seniors are exploring two major European cities, expanding their worldview while developing cross-cultural skills.

From November 17–26, History and Social Science teacher Martin Jorgensen and Visual Arts Department Chair Rachel McIntire led 24 seniors on a trip to two major European cities, distinct in their global positioning and thriving arts scenes.

Inspired by the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme’s emphasis on promoting intercultural understanding and respect, as well as Convent & Stuart Hall’s belief that international immersion presents positive learning opportunities, the first-of-its-kind experience aimed to help prepare students to become responsible and educated global citizens.

Starting in Copenhagen, Denmark, before traveling to Berlin, Germany, the trip itinerary balanced explorations in global politics, urban design, contemporary art and architecture. While in Copenhagen, the group visited Rungsted Gymnasium, the school Mr. Jorgensen attended in his youth. A cohort from the school visited our San Francisco campus last year. 

Interested students applied for the program and were selected based on their current areas of study and future interests. Visit the Convent & Stuart Hall Travel Blog to follow their travel adventures. Blog entries and photos were posted daily.

On November 21 and 24, we hosted student takeovers from Copenhagen and Berlin, respectively, of the Convent & Stuart Hall Instagram channel. To revisit the takeovers, check out our Story Highlights.