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Menaul School is committed to giving every student numerous opportunities to explore what being World Smart means to them. Menaul students study abroad in Europe and Asia, but they also have the opportunity to interact with our incredibly diverse international student population every day.

Students at Menaul School have the opportunity to participate in a half-month cultural exchange in Germany. For students seeking a more immersive exchange experience, Menaul School’s partner campus in Qingdao, China affords opportunities to truly experience life in another country while continuing Menaul’s academic program. Menaul also hosts students from around the world for short-term and year-long exchange opportunities, in addition to our permanent international student population representing seventeen different countries.

Trip to Löwenrot, Germany

July 6-21, 2022

6 Menaul School students stayed with host families.


  • Learning German 101
  • Trying German cuisine
  • Visiting historical castles and the Black Forest
  • Taking a day trip to France (Strasbourg)
  • Participating in a group project with their counterparts at Löwenrot

Read more about this program here.

AFS Summer Global Prep Program

Menaul School rising senior, Cesar Erives, travelled to Spain for two weeks this summer as part of the AFS Summer Global Prep program. Cesar was awarded the AFS-USA’s Faces of America (FOA) scholarship and additional funding through the Globe Runner Scholarship Fund, which offers high-achieving high school students from underrepresented communities in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico area the opportunity to step outside their local community and develop a global vision by studying abroad.

Cesar travelled to Valladolid, a historic city to the north of Madrid. He had the chance to take language lessons and explore cultural sites like palaces, castles, and Roman ruins. He was able to practice his Spanish both in the classroom and around the dinner table while spending quality time with a local host family. Outside of class, he got to know the real Spain by meeting with students and sharing his experiences with them through English language tutoring. He also gained unique insight into contemporary global issues by volunteering with refugee children in the area.

Read more about this program here.