Global & Off-Campus Programs

Our shrinking world requires that we gain a better understanding of how the different elements of the global society fit together. At the Senior School, we help students broaden their worldview through a number of global and off-campus programs.

Follow SSA students as they travel around the world through our Global Learning Blog!

International Program

Shady Side's extensive International Program gives students the opportunity to experience other cultures, both on our campus and abroad. Offerings include exchange programs, School Year Abroad and more. Learn more.

Semester Programs

SSA is affiliated with a number of semester programs across the country that combine rigorous classroom and field experience with a theme that focuses on exploring people’s connections with their environment. Learn more.

Parkin Fellowships

This unique summer program provides students with grants to complete international service or environmental projects around the globe. Learn more.

Internships & Shadowing

Students have the opportunity to explore different career paths by tapping into SSA's robust network of alumni, parents and past parents. Learn more.

Summer Opportunities

Summer programs provide students with an opportunity to enhance and enrich their academic pursuits outside of the school year. Learn more.

Gap Year Programs

Students can take time between high school and college to explore the country or the world through opportunities ranging from langauge immersion to volunteer work. Learn more.

Other Opportunities

In addition to the programs listed above, a variety of opportunities arise periodically for students to extend their learning beyond our campus gates, such as summer research expeditions and international study seminars. Learn more.

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