Exchanges & Trips


“Shadowing students around Qibao Dwight High School for just two days has taught me more about the culture of youth in China than I could have ever learned from a textbook. I have been fortunate enough not only to have the chance to follow them around, but to be able to connect with them as if I had known them for at least a few months.” – Maxwell Feiner ͗19

On just the second day in Shanghai, ninth grader Maxwell said it better than we could: There is no substitute for experience ... no substitute for learning by doing. Dwight’s commitment to educating the next generation of global leaders is brought to life a number of ways — through the IB curriculum, our diverse community of faculty and students hailing from over 40 countries, and our culture of global-mindedness — but perhaps nowhere as immediately and profoundly as it does through exchange programs at Dwight campuses and trips that span the globe.


Exchange Programs

We offer students the opportunity to study on any campus in The Dwight Schools network for a trimester or year. Additionally, in our exchange programs, students travel abroad, expand their world view, learn about other cultures, and forge lasting friendships with their peers at sister Dwight Schools, illustrating the numerous, invaluable benefits of being part of a global network of schools. Our programs include:

  • Fifth grade reciprocal exchange with Dwight School London
  • Ninth grade reciprocal exchange with Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School

International Trips

As an international school, Dwight has sent students to every continent and to countless countries. No matter the destination, every trip illustrates Dwight’s commitment to educating global leaders.

Recent and upcoming trips include:

  • Choral singing and learning program in London
  • Model UN Conference in China
  • Global Issues Network (GIN) Conferences in Luxembourg and Italy
  • Girls Varsity Volleyball Team trip to Turkey
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Team trip to China
  • Boys Varsity Baseball Team spring training in the Dominican Republic
  • Service learning in China
  • Service learning in Costa Rica
  • Service learning in Kenya
  • Spanish language immersion in Spain
  • French language immersion in France

News on the Go

Congrats to Our Shanghai Tech Expo Team!

International fellowship was a guiding force for a group of four Dwight New York students and one Dwight Global student as they traveled to Shanghai last month for the 7th Shanghai International Youth Science & Technology Expo. 

Among the many presenters, Dwight's team was a standout, winning the Most Popular Exhibition and making headlines in China Daily's Expo coverage! Congrats Lions!

Shanghai Trip Blog 2016

Faculty Reflection

It was truly an honor to chaperone our first annual ninth grade trip to Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School in Shanghai.

And They're off! Dwight Students Are Enjoying Our Inaugural Exchange Program in China

In a first for Dwight, 12 students and two teachers boarded a plane this week headed for an exchange program at Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School. Dwight — which has a long-standing exchange program for fifth graders with our campus in London that dates back 18 years — is proud to extend this tradition for older students through this inaugural program in China.

Fiona Imboden
Director of Extracurricular Programs
(212) 724-6360 x 813