Since 1973 Norfolk Academy has sought to foster relations beyond our own campus, indeed, beyond our national borders. As stated in our Philosophy and Objectives, we strive to “foster intellectual curiosity and individual creativity and personal responsibility so that education goes beyond the classroom and ultimately beyond the experience at this school.” Aware of our role in a world of diverse cultures, a world that grows “smaller” but not necessarily closer every day and a world in which we must cultivate trust in order to dispel mistrust, we strive to offer many opportunities for students to enhance their perspective and enrich their understanding of earth's many peoples, cultures, and languages. We want our students to see and experience life - and to get to know someone - outside of Tidewater, Virginia.
To these ends, Norfolk Academy will offer four exchange programs, one service-learning trip, and one academic abroad experience for the 2013-2014 year:
Argentine students in Norfolk: January 21 - February 3, 2014
NA Students in Argentina: February 28 - March 14, 2014
Chinese students in Norfolk: February 3 - 14, 2014
Exchange in China: TBD, most likely around June 8 - 26, 2014
French students in Norfolk: October 12 - 26, 2013
Exchange in France: March 1 - 16, 2014
German students in Norfolk: April 2 - 18, 2014
Exchange in Germany: June 8 - 29, 2014
Service-Learning in Dominican Republic with Outreach360
: June 7 - 14, 2014
Science and Art in Italy: February 27 - March 10, 2014
For more information on any of these experiences, please contact Price Massey, Director of International Programs at (757) 461-6236 ext. 5312 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Academy is also a member school of the School Year Abroad
consortium. Qualified students may apply to study abroad for an academic year or summer in France, Spain, Italy, and China through SYA. Interested students should see Ms. Massey for application materials and more information. SYA applications are due in January.