Chamberlain offers many opportunities for students and staff to learn first hand about other cultures. We do that through educational trips to Europe and Bermuda, student and staff exchanges to the Hilltop School in Denmark, and through the faculty who work with our students from many varying countries.
For any high school student, international travel with a school group teaches much about the regions visited and about the history, politics, language, ecosystems, animal life, and art of the area. But it also teaches invaluable lessons about the realities of travel—including how to communicate under pressure without a shared language, and how to negotiate airports and international borders. Chamberlain students who qualify have the opportunity to travel to:
- Europe (The Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany) where some of the places of interest they visit include historical museums, the home of Anne Frank, the Van Gogh Museum, the Peace Palace, and the Kinderkijk Windmills to study art, science, history, culture, and current events. Students have stayed in old villas and farmhouses, and in an old castle with a moat and with too many rooms to count. (Its front door is in Germany. Its back door is in Holland.) Read descriptions of trips.
- Bermuda, where students live at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and work hands-on with data collection and research. They also snorkel and enjoy the island's beaches, crystal caves, and tourist attractions. Read a chaperone's description of a Bermuda study trip.
Each year Chamberlain’s faculty includes teachers and Student Life staff from foreign countries. This facet of the program allows the students to benefit from becoming familiar with other cultures and to understand their countries history and traditions. Some of the countries represented thus far include, Japan, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Belgium and the U.K.