Global Studies and Service
Students experience firsthand the distinct and exciting cultures of the world when they take advantage of the travel opportunities at Bullis. Trips vary in nature but all are led by Bullis faculty and may include study, community service, home visits and sightseeing.
Over the years student groups have traveled to a variety of destinations including Spain, Turkey, India, France, Thailand, Peru, Italy and China. The Bullis Model UN club has participated in conferences in China and Russia, drama and choir students traveled to Italy and Austria to showcase their talents at international festivals and art students explored France and Italy while studying famous pieces and creating some of their own. Groups of students volunteered their time performing community service work with Habitat for Humanity in the Dominican Republic, Caring for Cambodia in Cambodia, and Learn Serve in Paraguay and Zambia.
Global Studies & Service Trips
Upper School Travel Opportunities 2017-2018
Want to spend your Spring Break abroad enjoying world famous cuisine, making new friends, visiting soccer stadiums and Roman ruins, and maybe even practicing your language skills? Join us in Toulouse!
In southwestern France halfway between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean coasts, Toulouse is a vibrant city and a hub of French education and industry. You'll attend some classes at Lycée Saint Joseph, shadowing your correspondent or participating in special workshops. Together, we will also visit sights in and around Toulouse—including the aviation museum Aéroscopia, the convent-turned-art-museum Musée des Augustins, and the nearby city of Albi, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll stay with a French host family to experience the French language and culture in action. Magnifique !
Join the Model United Nations (MUN) club over spring break as we travel to beautiful Ireland! We will attend the St. Andrew's International Model UN (SAIMUN) conference in Dublin. SAIMUN is an internationally renowned conference with hundreds of other high school students from around the globe. This is a great opportunity to develop debate, speaking, and writing skills, as you tackle key global issues with peers representing a host of different countries. We can train you before you go, so no prior Model UN experience is needed to sign up! We will also enjoy some of the sights around Dublin, taking walking tours of the city as well as a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher and Galway. We hope you will join us for this unique and engaging experience!
Take a short flight to Central America and discover a country rich in history and biodiversity.
Over the course of 8 days, we will learn about the relationship between Panama and the United States and the critical role of the Panama Canal in global trade. We will cruise a portion of the canal and travel through the lock system. We will tour historic Panama City, visit centuries-old churches and forts, and travel by dugout canoe to the Embera Village to meet an Indigenous population. Other highlights include zip-lining, a hike through a rainforest to a stunning waterfall, a tour of a coffee plantation, and a day at the beach with time for snorkeling. This trip is perfect for active and adventurous students, and will include many opportunities for students of Spanish to practice their skills.
Do you want to make a difference for children in institutionalized care? Do you want to explore off the beaten path? Do you want to experience history? Then join us the June in Bulgaria!
Students will visit the ancient city of Plovdiv and the modern capital Sofia. Students will volunteer at a municipal orphanage in Vidin Bulgaria, learn to dance the traditional horo, explore the medieval fortress at Belogradchik and examine 10,000-year-old cave drawings of Magura.
Travel to Scandinavia with us to explore Finland and Sweden. We will spend the majority of our time in Finland, experiencing the Finnish culture and appreciating the art, architecture, and design. We will start our trip in the urban city, Helsinki, then journey up north to Lapland. In Lapland, you will have a chance to meet the indigenous Sami people and compare their art and design with what you saw in Helsinki. After visiting a reindeer farm and Santa, we will cross into the arctic circle before heading to Sweden for the final portion of our journey. You will also have the unique opportunity to see what it is like to be a teenager in Finland as we do a mini homestay and exchange with a local high school. Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime experience!
Arts in Scotland will explore the rich history of literature, art, music, and dance represented in Scottish history. Through preparatory lectures and teaching prior to departure, on site lectures, and student exchange these areas of the arts will be explored within historical context.