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This Month at TASIS: February 2024

From Academic Travel excursions across Europe and Global Service Program trips to South Asia and Africa to Carnevale celebrations on campus and athletic achievements in the Palestra, we take a photo-driven look at the past month at TASIS. 

An Unforgettable Journey to Kenya for TASIS Students

Nineteen High School students and four faculty chaperones traveled to Muhuru Bay for an Opsahl Global Service Program trip in February and worked closely with the Women's Institute for Secondary Education and Research (WISER). TASIS Creative Specialist Graham Pearsall chronicled the action in a powerful video.

Alumni Notes: February 2024

Our alumni continue to make waves and reach new heights in their chosen fields. This month we also celebrate the connections made at TASIS that last for years—and sometimes for entire lifetimes.

Alumni, we’re already working on the 2024 issue of TASIS Today and would love to share your achievements with our community, so please submit any news you have!

TASIS IB Students Prepare for Exams in Siena

Each February, TASIS IB Year 2 students have the special opportunity to travel to Tuscany to study and take their mock exams at the beautiful Certosa di Pontignano, a historic Carthusian monastery. Veronica Kurtic ’24 wrote about this year’s trip.

10 Things To Look Forward to in Engelberg

Giada Chirigut ’25 traveled to Engelberg, Switzerland, with more than 200 High School students and faculty members in February for a four-day excursion that included skiing and snowboarding on Mount Titlis and many other exciting winter activities. She shares some of her favorite photos and insights from the memorable trip.

The Big Question: Which Universe Do We Live in?

In this engaging essay, TASIS Headmaster Christopher Nikoloff examines how TASIS’s motto—Verum, Bonum, Pulchrum—offers a window into how the institution views the universe, particularly in light of the rapid advance of artificial intelligence.

The Importance of Cultural Awareness

In this thoughtful essay, Daniella Linares ’24 discusses why it is essential to recognize, understand, and appreciate the beliefs, customs, and traditions of different cultures—particularly at a school with more than 60 nations represented in its student body each year.

How Model UN Helps TASIS Students Become “International Human Beings”

In a memorable speech in 1983, TASIS Founder M. Crist Fleming said, “What we are doing, or at least attempting to do, is to create not international schools but international human beings, men and women who are capable of moving easily in any society and any civilization on the face of the earth, people who do not have to overcome the barriers of prejudice or even unfamiliarity in communicating with their fellow human beings, no matter what their backgrounds.” We take a look at how a first-rate Model United Nations program has helped TASIS fulfill Mrs. Fleming’s vision through the years.

This Month at TASIS: January 2024

From the return to campus and recommencement of classes to International Week celebrations and exciting performing arts workshops, we take a photo-driven look at the past month at TASIS.

A Special Week for TASIS Performing Artists

TASIS was delighted to welcome distinguished a cappella group The Princeton Footnotes and three cast members of West Side Story for a variety of performances and workshops between January 21–24.

64 Nations Represented in TASIS Parade of Flags

TASIS kicked off International Week 2024 on the morning of January 22 with a beautiful Opening Ceremony that included a Parade of Flags, the presentation of Torch Awards, and two excellent musical performances. Learn more and watch the full ceremony.

TASIS Elementary School Theater Presents “Jenny and the Paper Pirates”

Led by Ms. Julie Frazier-Smith and Ms. Melody Tibbits Zanecchia, Elementary School students delivered outstanding performances of the original musical in the Palmer Cultural Center on the evenings of January 18–19. Watch the premiere and learn who was involved in this impressive production.

This Year at TASIS: 2023

As we get ready to turn the calendar to 2024, we offer a look back at some of the many highlights from a great year at TASIS. 

Mrs. Fleming’s Christmas Gift

Foundation Board member Dr. Michael D. Aeschliman discusses the origin and history of an important TASIS tradition, the annual Christmas Service.

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