Student travel within the United States and abroad has an important role in our commitment to experiential and place-based learning beyond the classroom, and our commitment to cultivating global perspectives in our students. Regular trips to Puerto Rico, Quebec, France, Spain and China offer students opportunities to use languages skills in indigenous settings and experience world cultures firsthand. Students have also traveled on service trips to Haiti and Costa Rica, where they have built homes, worked with local schools and contributed to disaster-relief efforts. In the spring of 2016, some students traveled to Iceland, capturing dazzling landscape photography in what teacher Matt Stock described as "the most beautiful classroom," while Chinese-language students traveled to six cities in China and Spanish speakers ventured to Spain, all honing their language skills, immersing themselves in the food and culture, and making new friends.
Nearly every year, Ransom Everglades hosts students from partner schools in Spain, France and China, providing them with homestay experiences with RE families. The foreign students visit classes and enjoy an itinerary that takes them to essential places in South Florida including museums, Biscayne Bay and the Everglades.