BROUGHTON TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES
Needham B. Broughton Global Studies & Language Immersion Magnet High School
Broughton offers a range of international and domestic travel experiences that expand student learning through visits to cultural and historic sites, service-learning, action, and language study. Some of these experiences are organized by specific school courses or programs, and other opportunities are open to all Broughton students. While some of these travel options are officially school sponsored, other opportunities are organized by outside tour companies (often EF tours) and are designed for Broughton students chaperoned by Broughton staff. These travel experiences can provide valuable enhancement of the curriculum, but they are not typically required for course participation. For more details, you may contact the faculty member associated with the travel experiences listed below. Many 2024 trips have space for additional participants, and 2025 opportunities are in the early stages of development.
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC--FLORIDA--FEBRUARY 2023
Broughton instrumental music students (wind ensemble, orchestra, and jazz band), under the direction of Margie Harrison, travel to Florida, where they will perform at Universal Studios and participate in the parade.
CHORUS--NEW YORK--MARCH 2023
Broughton chorus students, under the direction of Christine Conley, travel to New York and perform in Carnegie Hall.
VISUAL ARTS AND APPAREL--NEW YORK--MARCH 2023
Broughton Visual Arts and Apparel students travel with teacher Jodi Aker to New York to visit museums, fashion/design houses, and universities.
DANCE--LOS ANGELES--APRIL 2023
Broughton Dance students, under the direction of Betsy Graves, travel to Los Angeles to take part in professional-level classes at the biggest studio in the industry and perform as a select group at Universal Studios. They additionally participate in arts, culture, master classes, and audition experiences.
BELIZE--STEM FOCUS--JUNE 2023
Biology and environmental science teacher Michelle Malach takes students to Belize to explore marine and mountainous ecosystems, learn about sustainable farming, and engage with a reforestation project. Click here to view the itinerary.
AUSTRIA, GERMANY & SWITZERLAND--LANGUAGE & CULTURE FOCUS--JULY 2023
German language and Global Issues teacher William Reinhardt takes students to Austria, Germany, and Switzerland to explore language, culture, and historical sites. Click here to view the itinerary.
The Broughton Dance Department is excited to head to Italy to perform, take dance classes, and experience the arts internationally--all while experiencing the culture and sites across Italy.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC--SERVICE & STEM FOCUS--MARCH 2024
Biology and environmental science teacher Michelle Malach takes students to the Dominican Republic on a Spring Break trip to experience language, culture, and community in the Dominican Republic while engaging in environmental education and working with a local organization to rebuild depleted coral reefs. Click here to view the itinerary.
PARIS & THE RIVIERA--LANGUAGE & CULTURE FOCUS--JUNE/JULY 2024
French language teacher Sarah Walden takes students to Paris and the French and Italian Riviera to explore language, culture, and historical sites. Click here to view the itinerary.
PERU--LANGUAGE, CULTURE & HISTORY FOCUS--JUNE/JULY 2024
Spanish language teacher Ann Longrie takes students to Peru to visit Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, the Paracas National Reserve, and Ballestas Islands to engage with history, culture, ecology, and languages. Click here to view the itinerary.
JAPAN--CULTURE AND HISTORY FOCUS--JUNE/JULY 2024
Chinese language teacher Margaret Lee-Fitzgerald takes students to Japan to visit Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto to engage with Japanese history and culture. Click here to view the itinerary.
Further opportunities are in development for late 2023 through summer 2025. Summer 2025 experiences will likely include trips in Germany (language focus); Italy and Greece (history focus); and more. Please stay tuned for further details.