During this March break trip, students will immerse themselves in one of the oldest and most established Chinatowns in the nation, and some of the most rapidly changing technologies and business innovations in Silicon Valley. Students will have the opportunity to engage with people involved in the tech industry, visit companies and organizations where innovation is happening, and consider career paths in tech and innovation. They will learn how both opportunity and challenge can inspire adaptation, innovation, and creation by connecting with people and hearing their stories. As they come to understand the dynamics and history of immigration in San Francisco, students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Chinatown and engage with that unique and thriving community.
While not a pre-requisite of the trip, Chinese language learners will have the opportunity to practice their language skills throughout the program. Students will return to campus with a greater understanding and appreciation for the culture and history of immigration in San Francisco. They will also build an understanding of the dynamic growth of the tech industry, and an appreciation for the ways in which diversity drives excellence in innovation.
March 5 – 13, 2022
This program is open to all students with a preference towards those with a demonstrated interested in tech, innovation, and leadership in a rapidly changing world as well as Chinese language, culture and/or history. All interested students are encouraged to apply by December 6. Financial Aid is available to all qualifying students.
Deerfield Academy’s Center for Service and Global Citizenship is committed to running all of our travel programs at cost with overhead expenses subsidized by the Academy.
Estimated trip cost: $4,450 (final costs will be dependent on trip enrollment)