NNHS students are participating in trips (some of which are exchanges) to Italy, Mexico, France, China, and Puerto Rico (two trips) this spring. NNHS trips for the full year 2018-19 are as follows:
- January - May: Chinese Exchange
- Winter: French, Italian, Mexican exchanges; Latin Trip to Rome
- Spring: Carpentry trip to Puerto Rico with Mass 9 for the 9th; Sustainability trip to Puerto Rico, Service trip to work with Syrian refugees in Greece
- Summer: Prague Summer History, London Theatre, All-City Troubadours Chorus trip to Barcelona
Community members can follow along with student experiences online for several of these exchanges. Students who are abroad in China for four months keep a regular blog here: https://www.newton.k12.ma.us/Page/829, and students in Mexico keep a twitter account here: https://www.newton.k12.ma.us/Page/2808
Newton North is committed to ensuring that no student is unable to participate in an international experience because of family finances. This year alone, 30 students have received nearly $60,000 in financial aid to participate in these programs. To donate to this important financial aid fund or to support students by buying an early-bird ticket to the GELF Benefit dinner (for a chance to win a VIP tour/beer tasting in the Sam Adams Brewery for you and 19 friends!), please visit the GELF website here.
Italian exchange trip spring 2019
Twenty-two students are participating in the NNHS Italian exchange program this spring. The students are gone for the month of February. They spend the first three weeks living in Florence, Italy, with a host family. Each day they go to school with their Italian host for a few hours, and then explore the area with the other NNHS students and chaperones. For the last week, the students and chaperones travel to Rome, where they spend time seeing the sights. All students study Italian at NNHS and must go through an application process in order to be accepted.