Affiliate Programs

Summer Opportunities

If you are a PA student and wish to apply to one of these programs, please reach out to our Learning in the World Director Carmen Muñoz-Fernández

  • American Association of Teachers of German (AATG)
  • Hurricane Island Outward Bound School

    Outward Bound is a non-profit educational organization and expedition school that serves people of all ages and backgrounds through active learning expeditions that inspire character development, self-discovery and service both in and out of the classroom.  Outward Bound established its first sea-based school on the coast of Maine in 1964.  Hurricane Island, a remote island approximately 75 miles northeast of Portland, served as the summer base camp for sailing, sea kayaking, and rock climbing programs.  Building on the success of the sea-based programs, Outward Bound eventually added a mountain base in Newry, Maine, the starting point for a backpacking, climbing, and canoeing programs stretching all the way into the Rangeley Lakes region.

  • INESLE Program in Spain

    INESLE Madrid is a Spanish Institute which offers students the possibility of spending the month of July in Madrid while learning about the Spanish language, culture and everyday life. Students engage in interactive classes in the mornings as well as diverse afternoon activities including sports, cultural visits and community engagement. Undoubtedly, one of the most enjoyable experiences in the program is the Saint James’ walk, a four-day pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela located in the northwest of Spain. In the Spanish culture, the warmth and closeness of families play an essential role. Thus, INESLE students live a four-week experience in a host family with children their age  which not only contributes to their language learning progress, but also establishes long-lasting ties. This is a unique opportunity to truly live like a Spaniard!

  • NOLS

    Since legendary mountaineer Paul Petzoldt founded the school in 1965, more than 254,000 students have graduated from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), the leader in wilderness education. Whether through field-based courses offered in the most awe-inspiring locations in the world or classroom-based courses, NOLS provides transformative educational experiences. Emerge an active leader with lifelong environmental ethics and outdoor skills.

  • Nuvu Studio: The Innovation School (Cambridge, Massachusetts) NuVu is a full-time innovation school for middle and high school students. NuVu’s pedagogy is based on the design-studio model and geared around multidisciplinary, collaborative projects. NuVu teaches students how to navigate the messiness of the creative process, from inception to completion by prototyping and testing. Currently available to day students.  More information about the summer program is available here


Semester Programs

  • Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki (Wiscasset, Maine) Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki is an environmental education organization based in Wiscasset, Maine, that inspires transformative growth, teaches appreciation and stewardship of the natural world, and challenges people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives. * Please note that Andover Uppers can only apply for Chewonki’s spring semester. Find more information on the application process.
  • Island School (Eleuthera, The Bahamas) The Island School is a community of teachers and learners that hosts a semester program for high school students from around the world. The school’s campus is located 1-mile from Powell Point near the southwestern-most tip of Eleuthera, The Bahamas. Please note that the Island School is open for Andover Lowers & Uppers during the fall trimester.  Find more information on the application process
  • The Mountain School (Vershire, Vermont) Each semester, 45 motivated high school juniors from across the country come together to live and learn on the school’s organic farm in Vermont. Please note that Andover Uppers can only apply for the Mountain School’s spring semester.  Find more information on the application process
  • School Year Abroad (SYA) * Full school year and summer programs in France, China, Italy, Spain