November 07, 2018

Students: Learning in the World Awaits You

Apply Now to Engage with Cultures Near and Far
by Jenny Barker

The Learning in the World application is open to Andover students! This year students may choose from 10 faculty-led programs offered during spring break and summer and several affiliate programs. Deadlines for applications to faculty-led programs are Saturday, December 1, 2018, and Saturday, January 5, 2019, depending upon the program. Affiliate program deadlines vary. Read on for more information.


With programs in diverse regions of the world, LITW gives students the chance to participate in an in-depth, off-campus learning experience that engages them directly with different practices and perspectives, history, arts, and surprising and enlightening encounters in new cultures. Watch the video below, "Student Reflections," to hear directly from Global Ambassadors—students who have participated in a LITW program—about their experiences. 

Learning in the World: Student Reflections

New Policies in 2018-2019

There have been several important changes to LITW policies that we hope will provide the opportunity for more students to engage with our LITW programing, including: 

  • Participation: The one-program policy has been eliminated, allowing students the opportunity to participate in multiple Learning in the World programs. 
  • Financial Aid: There is no change to the method used to determine financial assistance for faculty-led programming. We remain committed to offering need-based financial aid for any Andover student who is selected. Assistance will be available—on a per-program basis—and will be determined based on the individual program tuition and the level of grant support awarded to students during the Financial Aid application process.
  • Off-Campus Performing Arts (Music and Theatre and Dance programs): These programs will now be categorized as “Performing in the World" (PITW) programs and will be considered as separate from LITW programs. PITW programs will not count towards students’ LITW financial aid awards.

For more information on these new policies, please visit the complete list on our How to Apply page. Contact Carmen Muñoz-Fernández, director of Learning in the World, at cmunozfernandez@andover.edu with questions.

Programs and Deadlines

Faculty-Led Spring Break Programs, Deadline December 1, 2018:

Faculty-Led Summer Break Programs, Deadline January 5, 2019:

Affiliate Programs 

Please note that applications to our affiliate programs should be made directly to each program; deadlines vary:

  • China—School Year Abroad (SYA)         
  • France—School Year Abroad (SYA)         
  • Germany—American Association of Teachers of German

  • Germany—Inlingua 
  • Italy—School Year Abroad (SYA)             
  • Japan—TIES Program at Toin Institute
, Please apply through Ms. Shimazu
  • Spain—INESLE, Madrid   
  • Spain—School Year Abroad (SYA)
  • South Africa-African Leadership Academy 
  • USA—Core Leadership Program, California, new!
  • USA (several locations)—National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), 
Several Deadlines
  • USA—NuVu Summer Program, Cambridge, Mass.
  • USA—Hurricane Island Outward Bound School

Yearlong Programs 2018–2020

  • China, France, Italy, and Spain—School Year Abroad (SYA)
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