School Year Abroad Summer Programs

School Year Abroad (SYA) Summer Programs are five-week programs for students who are dedicated to improving their language proficency. 

Lawrentians seeking school-based Financial Aid for SYA Summer programs must complete the Harkness Travel Program Application Survey; in addition the Head of House/Day Advisor Recommendation must also be submited to Mrs. Wright. Both forms are due by Monday, October 28, 2019. Additionally, students must complete the SYA application process and be accepted to the program.


Beijing, China
Prerequisite: Mandarin 1 or above

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Rennes, France
Prerequisite: French 2 or above

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Zaragoza, Spain
Prerequisite: Spanish 2 or above

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Funding your SYA Summer

Lawrenceville offers both financial aid and scholarships to students wanting to participate in this wonderful opportunity. Students who apply to SYA Summer through the Harkness Travel Program and are accepted into SYA Summer program are eligible for the same percentage of aid received for tuition, if they have not previously received aid for a Harkness Travel program. Additionally, Lawrenceville offers scholarships to help fund SYA Summer. Students will need to complete an additional application once they have submitted their student Application Survey. 

  • Viault Family International Fund provides need based awards, including full tuition, travel expenses, and a small spending stipend to four students looking to immerse themselves in the language and culture of one of Lawrenceville’s taught langauges.
For more information contact John Hughes, Lawrenceville's Director of Experiential Education.
Through House and Harkness, Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose.  Our mission is to inspire the best in each to seek the best for all.