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Blake School
The Blake School provides students with an excellent, academically challenging education in a diverse and supportive community committed to a common set of values. Students are expected to participate in an integrated program of academic, artistic and athletic activities in preparation for college, lifelong learning, community service and lives as responsible world citizens.

Upcoming Trip

North and South Vietnam Discovery 2017

June 11- July 3, 2017

Combining cultural awareness, adventure travel, insider’s access to living historians, service and analytical reflection, this one-of-a-kind educational trip empowers students to understand the causes and consequences of America’s most controversial war. Students learn of Cold-War era dynamics, geopolitical concerns, policies and personalities, which shaped the Indochina conflict. Through a comprehensive itinerary balancing active learning with quiet reflection, students are encouraged to perceive the Vietnam War through a lens of compassion. Ultimately, the synthesis of historical curriculum, conscious tourism, contact with living historians and daily journal-writing provide a framework for applying the lessons of the past upon the geopolitical conflicts of today.

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Jon Dicus

Jon Dicus is a Social Studies and Spanish teacher at Blake School’s upper school. Combining his interests in living history and the Spanish language, Blake’s Cuba program offers a perfect platform to immerse students in the living and historical Cuba, currently experiencing vast diplomat changes in its relationship with the U.S.. Jon is happy to further Blake’s mission and core values of preparing its students to be lifelong learners, committed to community service and living responsibly and respectfully as world citizens through the person-to-person exchange, service-learning, and thoughtful curriculum and reflection offered through Peace Works Travel.

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