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MB TRIPs

At Moses Brown School, we believe in bringing the world to our classrooms and our classrooms to the world.

Moses Brown’s travel, research, and immersion programs (TRIPs) are designed to make journeying and discovery a pervasive learning paradigm throughout all three divisions. Lower School students build self-reliance skills by roughing it in the White Mountains, while Middle School students have applied lessons from their science classrooms to hands-on fieldwork in Yellowstone National Park. Upper School students serve and learn through engaged scholarship in the Dominican Republic, Nepal, Kenya, and in Providence. Other trips, such as a tours of Spain and Italy, as well as the War Memorial Tour of Washington D.C., enhance academic courses and help build a shared passion for learning and global citizenship.

One of the goals of MB TRIPs is to make travel accessible to all students, regardless of their financial circumstances. Financial aid may be available to families for whom a particular trip is financially out of reach.

MB TRIPs: Looking Ahead

This Trip was the best experience of my life and will surely remain that way for decades. 

Charlotte Logel '23

Galápagos Island TRIP Participant

My own TRIPs were my most significant experiences I had at Moses Brown as a student.

Dominique Avila '11

Dominican Republic Medical Service
TRIP Leader
MB Alum and Middle/Upper School
Art Teacher

The doctors made this first experience truly memorable, informative, and fun. 

Ian C. '24 and Mohan D. '24

Dominican Republic Medical Service TRIP Participants & Bloggers

Getting to be so close to animals like bison, elk, and pronghorn is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

Sierra S. '27

Yellowstone National Park TRIP Participant

Global Awareness

Global awareness is having a sense of what’s out there, knowing what can’t be put in a textbook, essay, or white paper.  It places humanity and justice in the center of self-discovery and learning.  Students and faculty fold global awareness into daily learning and life at Moses Brown.

2023 TRIPs Highlights

White Mountains

Some of MB’s rising 5th graders took on the White Mountains in New Hampshire this summer through an Appalachian Mountain Club adventure as part of the TRIPs program. This was a very hike-oriented excursion and as you'll see from the photos, they were able to do a lot of exploring of the trails with the help of their guides and chaperones.

Spain

For this adventure in Spain, Upper School students spent time in Seville and visited different parts of Granada and Cordoba. They had a fantastic time exploring architecture, sampling and making Spanish foods, learning more about Spanish culture and history, and seeing beautiful natural spaces where they hiked and did some swimming! 

Kenya

Fifteen upper school students and three faculty chaperones took part in the Kenya Service and Safari trip, as a way to immerse themselves in the culture, people, and wildlife of Kenya. 

New York City Theatre

A middle school group had a fabulous time visiting the Big Apple for the New York Theatre trip. The group stayed in Times Square as their home base and were able to watch four musicals, which included the amazing opportunity to interact with Broadway actors for a talkback session.

Galápagos Islands

In July, 14 upper school students traveled to Ecuador to explore its capital, Quito, and the Galápagos Islands which is a province of Ecuador. The trip started with a tour of Quito and the surrounding communities of mainland Ecuador where they visited a local Indigenous family in the town of Peguche, who introduced them to weaving, culinary, and music traditions.

Yellowstone National Park

Moses Brown was fortunate to be able to send two groups to Yellowstone National Park this summer, one group of 8th and 9th graders, and another 6th, 7th, and 8th. The trips were organized in partnership with Ecology Project International and structured around three primary activities: surveying wildlife, exploring Yellowstone's unique ecosystem, and rafting the Yellowstone River.

Italy

Upper Schoolers had the great fortune to travel to Italy for a trip that gave them the opportunity to learn about the country’s rich history and culture, amazing architecture and art, and remarkable cuisine.

Vermont

Sixteen rising 6th graders traveled to Vermont for a 5-day adventure with MB faculty and alumni from the classes of 2023 and ’24. They went on hikes, played games, did some climbing and other fun outdoor activities at Okemo Mountain Resort, and did lots of bonding along the way.

Habitat For Humanity

We’re so proud of the amazing work undertaken by the 17 MB students and teachers who took part in the Habitat for Humanity Service trip to Asheville, North Carolina in August.