The Time is Now: The Campaign for SYA

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SYA taught us that understanding knows no boundary.  

Together, we know the value of looking at the world from an utterly different point of view. The importance of curiosity and dialogue. How the exchange of art, music, food and customs can strengthen our larger human family. 

 The moment has arrived to champion and promote SYA. Our school is continually motivated to seek improvement, and always will be. Today, that means investing in a bold curriculum redesign and strengthening SYA’s financial foundation. 

By joining in support of SYA with the thousands of alumni, parents, and friends who have already made a giftyou can help prepare the bridge builders of tomorrow and affirm the bonds that unite us as human beings. 


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Y2K was a bust, Facebook and other social media platforms exploded, and the Harry Potter series debuted. SYA France dedicated Villa Alvarez, its permanent home in Rennes, SYA Italy opened its doors in Viterbo and SYA China marked its 20-year anniversary in Beijing, highlighted by a visit from First Lady Michelle Obama and China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan. Check out other SYA memories and add your own!



SYA alums continue to shine, thanks to robust financial aid and unique experiential learning opportunities abroad.

"Expecting the Unexpected” - Meet our first Alvarez Global Scholars, Annika Milliman FR’20 and Frances Lebowitz IT’20, and learn why the SYA student aid initiative is so critical to our future.

"Quantum Leap” - Merritt Moore IT’05, ballerina and physicist, on the value of cultural immersion.

On the Rails in Rennes” - Gardner Krag FR’19 shares the inspiration for his SYA capstone project.  


4 days ago by Allison Butler
Da Bomb!

Ronald Reagan was elected president, the Berlin Wall crumbled, Madonna was big, and our hair was even bigger! In the 90s, the internet exploded and Google, Ebay and Amazon went live. At SYA, we welcomed Francesca Piana of SYA Spain as our first female resident director, and launched a semester program at SYA China with 18 students.

Meet some SYA alums who are using their voices to foster peace and empathy:

 “A provocative, revolutionary story-teller” – Cheo Hodari Coker ES’89 credits SYA for cultural confidence

Pen Over Sword” - Susan Benesch FR’81 on dismantling dangerous speech around the globe

The world needs more listeners” - Maya Angela Smith ES’99 and the power of language studies

11 days ago by Allison Butler
Groovy!

Whether you wore penny loafers, shoulder pads, bomber jackets or Timberlands, you hold a special place in SYA’s history. 

Learn what inspires SYA pioneer and enduring supporter Stephen Foster ES'65 to stay engaged with SYA 56 years later.

Listen to globetrotting human rights lawyer Douglass Cassel ES'65 ES'11P tell the story of attending protests in Barcelona under Franco's rule.

Trailblazers Emily Nicklin ES'71, Janis Tomlinson ES'71, Laura Heery FR'72 and Laura Rodriguez FR'72 share their experiences as the first SYA female students abroad.

The moment has arrived to shepherd SYA into an exciting and promising future! By joining in support of The Campaign for SYA, you can help ensure SYA's continued role in a changing world.

 With just 28 days to go, can you help us unlock the remaining $50,000 of our $500,000 match challenge?

17 days ago by Allison Butler
What S Y A means to you

Through the generous support of our community, we have raised over $15.5 million of an ambitious $18 million goal. You know how important the SYA experience is – you’ve lived it firsthand!

Making a gift to The Campaign for SYA will help to advance excellence across all campuses, make the SYA experience accessible to all students, sustain the central source of inspiration and guidance through our educators, and invest in meaningful and ambitious real-world projects.

As we make our way to June 30, we will be celebrating nearly 60 years of students, faculty, and learning across all SYA campuses. Throughout this month, join in our celebration by making your gift, sharing a photo, connecting with your classmates, and telling us what SYA means to you! Share a memory.

17 days ago by Allison Butler

SYA Class LeaderboardThe SYA Class Leaderboard reflects giving from China Alumni, France Alumni, Italy Alumni, Spain Alumni
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
France - 197934$2,080,943
France - 198523$1,231,115
Spain - 19659$1,113,098
France - 197121$922,789
Spain - 198121$697,230
Spain - 198630$674,523
France - 199014$614,175
France - 197725$567,083
France - 198619$544,800
France - 200014$346,625
France - 198123$307,060
France - 197426$234,314
Spain - 196810$214,645
France - 198326$145,803
Spain - 197621$119,573
Spain - 198514$90,795
Spain - 19895$79,250
China - 19963$73,890
Italy - 200211$65,181
China - 200411$62,085
France - 197837$55,506
France - 198216$51,765
France - 196920$49,350
France - 198913$44,975
Spain - 198210$44,200
France - 197015$37,870
France - 197515$36,450
France - 199225$33,320
Spain - 198717$32,850
France - 198715$30,779
Spain - 197118$28,820
Spain - 199811$21,847
France - 197218$21,811
China - 200514$21,517
Spain - 198315$21,175
France - 197615$20,908
Spain - 19906$20,610
Spain - 200513$20,462
France - 20018$18,815
France - 197311$18,300
Spain - 197210$17,485
France - 198417$17,391
China - 200628$17,337
France - 198013$16,160
Spain - 196910$15,142
France - 199814$14,000
Spain - 19758$13,515
France - 200211$13,415
Spain - 198418$12,279
France - 199518$12,043
Italy - 201611$11,210
Spain - 200316$10,692
France - 198813$10,325
Italy - 200516$9,995
Spain - 19799$9,770
China - 200120$9,496
Spain - 19935$9,084
France - 200826$8,554
Spain - 200112$8,471
Spain - 197412$8,420
France - 196813$8,204
Spain - 19739$7,675
France - 19948$7,600
Spain - 19705$6,875
France - 200313$6,505
China - 200819$6,203
Spain - 201014$5,615
Spain - 19918$5,275
France - 199111$5,250
Spain - 196713$5,106
Spain - 19949$5,055
Spain - 19777$5,005
Spain - 19664$4,780
Spain - 20153$4,590
Spain - 200415$4,520
China - 19977$4,500
France - 19998$4,388
France - 19939$4,327
Spain - 199211$4,036
Spain - 20186$4,015
China - 200012$3,725
Spain - 19889$3,560
Italy - 200613$3,405
Italy - 200814$3,370
France - 199712$3,350
Italy - 200411$3,325
Spain - 201714$3,138
France - 200912$3,075
France - 201014$3,017
China - 20039$3,015
France - 200517$2,904
China - 19999$2,875
China - 20146$2,690
Spain - 199911$2,641
Spain - 19965$2,597
Spain - 200822$2,526
Spain - 19788$2,493
France - 200415$2,455
France - 19969$2,321
China - 20079$2,285
Spain - 200210$2,265
China - 19987$2,215
Spain - 20009$1,935
France - 201115$1,900
China - 20024$1,900
China - 20203$1,764
China - 201011$1,760
China - 200916$1,685
France - 200713$1,670
Spain - 200914$1,625
Italy - 20078$1,550
Italy - 20128$1,510
Spain - 19978$1,422
France - 20156$1,310
China - 201212$1,240
Spain - 199510$1,195
Spain - 20075$1,145
Italy - 200312$1,115
Italy - 20203$1,075
China - 20165$1,030
France - 201212$971
France - 20069$935
Italy - 20098$925
France - 201316$916
Spain - 20069$915
China - 201310$905
France - 20203$900
Italy - 20147$865
Spain - 201411$770
China - 201510$751
China - 20186$750
Spain - 20206$647
China - 201111$645
Italy - 20108$645
France - 201717$612
Spain - 20166$600
Spain - 20115$565
France - 20167$520
France - 20148$501
Italy - 20157$455
France - 20186$400
Spain - 20135$365
Spain - 20195$353
Italy - 20139$335
France - 20197$311
China - 20174$290
Italy - 20184$281
China - 20193$270
Spain - 20125$245
Italy - 20114$230
Italy - 20196$180
China - 19952$125
Italy - 20171$15
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