Global Studies Program

Several students sit arm and arm overlooking a large canyon in Peru

Our Global Programs introduce students to the world beyond our campus, fostering cultural awareness and preparing them to be responsible citizens and leaders.

The School offers numerous cultural and curricular trips abroad each year, often incorporating community service opportunities into the excursion. In recent years, Morristown-Beard School has sponsored trips to Greece, Turkey, Spain, Peru, England, France, Costa Rica, Thailand, and Japan.

Morristown-Beard also partners with SYA (School Year Abroad), an academic program which places American high school juniors, seniors, and post-graduates in foreign countries including China, Italy, France, and Spain.

If you are interested in learning more about our Global Studies progams, please contact MBS Global Studies Coordinator Aline de la Torre at (973) 539-3032 ext. 518.

New trips announced for the 2017-2018 school year!

Please note that these trips will be open to Upper School students, except for the Costa Rica trip, which is open only to 7th and 8th grade students. Sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a limit of 20 students per trip.

If you would like to sign up for a trip, please speak with the faculty chaperones.

Costa Rica (7th & 8th grades only)

March 10-15, 2018

Sunset over a tropical resort mostly hidden by palm trees in Costa Rica

MBS 7th & 8th graders will have an opportunity to experience "pura vida" (pure life!) by visiting Costa Rica during Spring Break. Costa Rica is a wonderland of natural attractions, and is known for its beaches, rainforests, volcanoes, whitewater rafting, and biodiversity.
Contact: chaperone Cathy Kellstrom ( to register.


March 10-19, 2018

An evening photo of Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

MBS is excited to announce a trip to Berlin and Munich during Spring Break 2018! Berlin's turbulent history is reflected in landmarks like the Holocaust Memorial and the graffitied remains of the Berlin Wall. The group will also visit Dachau and remember the atrocities of Nazi Germany before heading to the Bavarian city, Munich – which is famous for its centuries-old buildings and numerous museums.
Contact: chaperone Dr. Owen Boynton ( to register.


March 10-23, 2018

The sun begins to set on the Château des ducs de Bretagne in France overlooking a stretch of water

Last October, a group of students from Nantes, France visited MBS. In March of 2018, it's our turn to visit them! This trip is offered to students in French 2 Honors or above — regardless if you hosted a student or not last fall. Nantes is a city on the Loire River in western France with a long history as a port and industrial center.
Contact: chaperone Dr. Gorica Hadzic( register.


June 15-21, 2018

A whale breaching the water surface in Alaska

As the climate warms, how much and how quickly will the earth's glaciers melt? In June of 2018, MBS will host a science trip to Alaska, the largest and most sparsely populated U.S. state, which is home to tens of thousands of glaciers. This educational adventure will include whale-watching, wildlife tours, cultural experiences and more! Contact: chaperone Dr. Elena Fiorica-Howells ( to register.


June 22-July 1, 2018 and June 30-July 9, 2018

Several students posing around a fallen tree on a beach in Panama

MBS had such an incredible experience volunteering with Give & Surf, that we want to go back and do it again! As part of our ongoing partnership, students will assist with community development projects and work with preschoolers through Give & Surf, a nonprofit organization founded by MBS alumnus Neil Christiansen '02. Of course, there will also be plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beaches and beauty of Panama! Since it was so popular last time, we are again offering two separate 10-day trips. Contact: chaperone Andrea Deventer ( to register.

Past Trips

Ireland (field hockey trip)

August 6-13, 2017

ruins of a castle in Ireland

This August, members of the MBS girls field hockey team will be packing their bags and heading to Ireland for a week of scrimmages and sightseeing. Known for its magical castles, rolling hills, gorgeous cliffs and coastlines, the "Emerald Isle" is sure to provide an unforgettable experience.
Contact: chaperone Kate Alderman ( to register.


June, 2017

In the summer of 2017, the 11th annual community service trip will be traveling to East Africa to the country of Tanzania. While staying in a small village outside of Arusha, the student volunteers will undertake a building project designed to enhance the capacity of the school. Students will also work within the school, tutoring English, and helping with classroom activities or sporting events. The second part of the trip will be camping in The Serengeti National Park. While there, students will learn about the wildlife and their environment from experienced guides, go on a safari, and spend the day at Ngorongoro Crater.

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Non-MBS Sponsored Trips

For non- sponsored Morristown-Beard trips, including Study Abroad progams, we offer a preferred vendor that is listed below.

Preferred Vendor List:

Putney Travel/National Geographic Student Travel and Expedition

Where there be Dragons

School Year Abroad (SYA)

Rustic Pathways

Give & Surf

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Oxbridge Academic Programs

Alzar School