Broadening Horizons

  • Our Broadening Horizons pillar exposes our students to new environments, people and cultures--all new experiences are good experiences, as they encourage our students to dream bigger for their futures.
  • Initially, for many of our students, college admissions are a mystery, professions such as “lawyer”, “journalist” or “forensic pathologist” are obscure and they’re unfamiliar with parts of their own city, let alone the country at large.
  • We expose our students to new experiences incrementally. First, our students visit local college campuses, then we take them to other venues throughout the city, including concert halls, museums, art galleries and professional sports stadiums.
  • The next stage is our domestic exchanges, in which Project Rousseau students from one city get to experience life in another city.  For example, students from New York might meet their peers in Chicago. 
  • Finally, we have extraordinary international programs based in Berlin, Copenhagen, London, Montréal, and Tokyo. 
  • We aim to have 100 students travel abroad in the 2016-2017 academic year.