At BASIS Independent McLean, not all classrooms have four walls! Exploring other countries and cultures first hand is an amazing opportunity for our students, and world travel is an amazing opportunity for any student looking to take their education outside their textbooks and standard lessons.
This past year, our French Subject Expert Teacher Ms. Seye led a group of students to Senegal, Africa. Senegal not only gave these students an immersive chance to practice and finesse the French language in real-time, but also allowed them to experience an entirely new cultural and societal viewpoint from what they were used to. These students have struck up pen-pal relationships with the students they met in Senegal, and they also worked as a group to deliver reading glasses, clothes, and six scholarships to those they met on their travels.
Upcoming Trips 2018–19
Another French-themed destination that will allow your child will discover the vibrant country of Madagascar. The trip will not only be focused on the language element, but will also allow students to explore a science emphasis due to the unique ecosystem (90% of all plants and animals exist solely on the island).
BASIS Independent McLean's Spanish Subject Expert Teacher, Dr. Isquith, will be head up a student trip to the Galapagos Islands to dive into the connections found between many core disciplines students study every day.