Long Trail School is currently hosting 24 students from Spain and Germany. The two week exchange program is reciprocal in that a similar number of LTS students will travel abroad in June. Twelve students
hail from Freie Schule Anne-Sophie, located in Kunzelsau, Germany. An additional twelve students come from Colegio Santa Maria del Pino in Barcelona, Spain.
“The students come for the ‘American’ experience,” according to Dean of Students Beth Bove. “We choose activities that are quintessential Vermont. Each student lives with a host family and rides the bus to school each day. They enjoy the foliage, hayrides and Halloween.” The students will spend a
day at the Vermont Arts Center, Billings Farm, and MASS MoCa, as well as tour UVM and spend time on Burlington’s Church Street. The two week stay opens up opportunities for further study as some of the students will interview for inclusion in the LTS student body for the 2020-21 school year. “We welcome the students and their chaperones to our community,” said Director of Admission Katie Redding. “LTS is committed to global education and this exchange program benefits each of us in many ways.”