Glenalmond College in Scotland
Brooks began its exchange program at Glenalmond College in Perth in 2000. One of Scotland’s leading co-educational boarding and day schools, Glenalmond opened as a boys’ school in 1847 – 80 years before Brooks. Located in the Scottish Highlands on a 300-acre campus, Glenalmond enrolls about 400 students. In 1990, it admitted girls for the first time; today the boy-to-girl ratio is about 2:1. Complementing Glenalmond’s strong academic program is a range of extra-curricular and sporting activities.
"I loved how everything in Scotland was so country-like with endless rolling hills and green valleys. It was very different from anything we have in Massachusetts. Life was much more relaxed there and things were taken at a slower pace ... Getting to see a Pipe Band was among the highlights of my trip. It was one of the best months of my life. I will never forget the friendships and relationships I made."
Darya Lee '19
Participants 2 students
Dates of Travel End of February/Early March, for five weeks
The Brooks School Exchange Program, founded in 1986, promotes the global education of students from Brooks and its partner schools in Botswana, Hungary, Scotland, Spain, France and Peru. By living abroad as residents in other school communities, our students are challenged to extend themselves to another place, another culture, another people – and, most importantly, to be affected by them, to be changed by them. We are confident that experiencing this transformative process of enculturation makes our students more empathetic and engaged global citizens.
"It was an eye-opening experience for me. I had never lived in a dorm, not to mention a dorm with students from all over Europe. It was amazing to learn about what their daily lives entailed and how it was so different from mine. They have a 'tea break' every day around 10 a.m. when everyone in the grade sits down and socializes while drinking coffee and tea!"
Jack O'Connell '19