Global Connections

The Augusta Prep Global Connections Program enriches the lives of students through experiential education by immersing them in a world that is increasingly interconnected. Global travel promotes deeper learning, greater empathy, and sharper cross-cultural communication skills. Through travel, we will better live the school’s mission to educate well-rounded, engaged students who embrace personal responsibility, global perspective, and service to others.
At Augusta Prep, we have always embraced the value of travel and for many years travel experiences have been led by a variety of teachers. Through our recently designed Global Travel Program, opportunities become more purposeful, mission-aligned, and learning-focused. An added benefit of such focused programming is that Prep’s travel experiences are now eligible to receive academic credit, which will appear on their transcripts.

Global Connections Program offerings have been designed to meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • Experiential Learning & Cultural Exploration
  • Language Immersion
  • Service to Others

In July 2022, 11 Augusta Prep middle school students and two faculty chaperones experienced a unique place in coastal Maine, Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership. In their one-week visit, students learned more about coastal ecosystems, marine plants and animals, and had an opportunity to work with the research team to learn about aquaculture, including how to grow and harvest kelp. They also learned how sustainable systems work, including solar power and marine farming.

In December 2022, 8 students and 2 faculty traveled to the BIG APPLE! While there, participants delved into US History with excursions to Ellis Island, Liberty Island, the 9/11 Museum and Memorial Pools, World One Tower, and Trinity Church and Cemetery.  We deepened our art appreciation with visits  to the Met Museum and the MoMA. And of course, getting to see a real live Broadway show was an amazing thing to do!  Some students saw Hamilton, some saw Beetlejuice, and others went to see Hadestown. We had a grand time in New York City!

During spring break in April 2023, thirteen students and two faculty members journey to the beautiful country of Spain, specifically the vibrant cities of Madrid and Barcelona. They saw so many amazing and important sites including The Prado museum and the Sagrada Familia. Of course, they also had some fun excursions including going to the seaside, attending a Real Madrid soccer game, and watching a bullfight! Many of the students are studying Spanish as their language and also took this as an opportunity to improve their listening and speaking skills.

In early summer, eighteen middle school students and three faculty leaders headed to MarineLab on Key Largo to gear up in masks, fins and snorkels and take to the ocean, learning about seagrass, mangrove, and coral reef ecosystems and the plants and animals that thrive there!

Daily lessons took place in the water and in the lab, observing, taking samples, and analyzing their findings! A very special lesson included a video session with Dr. Joseph Dituri, who recently completed a 100 day underwater stay in a hyperbaric chamber, and his research could impact everything from space travel to treatments for traumatic brian injuries. Ending the week with a night time snorkel, the kids returned him happy and more knowledgeable about marine life!

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  • Photo of Tara Chokshi

    Tara Chokshi 

    Upper School Art Teacher / Global Connections Program Director

Australian Exchange Students, Fall 2022

Augusta Preparatory Day School is an independent, college preparatory school serving children ages 2 through Grade 12 from the greater Augusta-Aiken area. Augusta Prep seeks to enroll a group of diverse students. We follow an open admission policy, whereby qualified candidates are admitted without regard to religion, race, nationality, economic background, or ethnic origin.