In our rapidly changing and globally connected world, Poly seeks to instill within students the tools and experiences necessary to become considerate, contributing, and connected global citizens. Poly’s Global Initiative Program (GIP) offers students the opportunity to study various cultures, interact with people in other parts of the world, undertake a service project, and experience cultural events from around the world. The GIP’s international trip program is a highlight for many Upper School students. These trips focus on cultural immersion, face-to-face interaction, and service learning. In addition, some faculty members sponsor non-GIP trips. This year’s spring break and summer offerings include Nicaragua, Beijing, Italy, France, Peru, Dominica, and Iceland. Almost 100 Upper School students are taking advantage of these opportunities. View photos from some of this year's trips.