Global Education

Student Travel Opportunities

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.

Global Travel Offerings (vary from year to year)

  • The Bahamas
  • Boston, MA
  • Canada
  • Costa Rica
  • China
  • England
  • France
  • Iceland
  • Peru
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Spain

A Student's Perspective

“The trip to China with Mr. Che was an incredible experience. No matter which city we traveled to by bus or train, there was always something exciting that each and every student on the trip could enjoy. One of my favorite memories was from the Chinese students taking us to a seemingly bland small shop that turned out to be the entrance to an underground mall that spanned five levels. In this mall, we all went around to the various vendors that dotted the halls and eventually decided to go ice-skating on the lowest level. Even the down time between each activity was fun and engaging. Sharing this one of a kind experience with your classmates is something truly special and not to be missed.”

Nicholas Weed ‘16

Past International Travel Opportunities from Ransom Everglades School
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Middle School2045 South Bayshore DriveTel: 305-250-6850
Upper School3575 Main HighwayTel: 305-460-8800
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.