Through Athenian's membership in Round Square
, you will be able to take advantage of Round Square's many international opportunities.
Go On Exchange
Upper School students have the opportunity to live in another country while on exchange to any of the over 100 Round Square member schools and/or host exchange students in their home. Students on exchange often live with host families, which provide a window into the life of the country; students are asked to enter their new environment with an open mind, an open heart, and a spirit of adventure. Expected to play a full and active role in school life, Athenians represent their home school while soaking in their surroundings. Exchange students coming to Athenian participate as full members of our community. Every Athenian student has the opportunity for cultural exchanges and making friends from around the world, even if they do not go on an international adventure. You can learn more about Athenian students' experiences on exchange by reading the Student Exchange Blog
Attend an International Conference
Every year, a Round Square member school hosts delegations of students and faculty at a five day conference that explores a theme related to Round Square's Pillars
. The Sanskaar Valley School in Bhopal, India and King's Academy in Madaba, Jordan, are co-hosting conferences in the fall of 2014. The themes for the conferences are "We may not have it all together but together we have it all" and "Peace be with you" respectively.
Participate in an International Service Project
Service projects bring together students from different Round Square schools to build a classroom in rural Peru, construct a teen center in Romania, or build play equipment in South Africa. These projects are typically several weeks long over winter or summer break and incorporate service, outdoor adventure, and cultural exchanges.