About the Harkness Travel Program
Simply because we take our students out of our campus Houses and classrooms, we do not abandon our House and Harkness mission in the field. In fact, we believe the Harkness Travel Program embodies the Lawrenceville mission by bringing both House and Harkness learning along with us. Whether through service, scientific research, cultural exchange, artistic performance, historical inquiry, or engagement with the natural world, our programs are dedicated to offering every student the opportunity for a meaningful and educational travel experience that is tied to our curriculum, service program, or other co-curricular initiative. Inherent in such a program is a desire to make our students more aware of global issues and different cultures, as well as the importance of establishing personal connections to others around the world.
Most programs are led by three dedicated faculty members who share their expertise and commitment to mission as facilitators of our larger experiential learning objectives. Lawrenceville's travel focus, then, is not on leading our students through a place and telling them what to know, but rather on empowering them to make sense of the experience for themselves by turning the world into another Lawrenceville classroom.