GATEway Alps

    • Welcome to GATEway!

GATEway, or Global Access To Education, is Miami Country Day School’s summer academic program that provides current 9th - 11th graders with an academically stimulating learning experience abroad. Students earn high school credit from Miami Country Day School while immersing themselves in rich foreign cultures. Classes are taught in English, and no study of a foreign language is required. The program is open to both Miami Country Day School and non-Miami Country Day School students. Academic credit is given for successful completion of the program.

Grades 9th - 11th | June 8th – July 7th 2019 | $6,190

Geneva, Switzerland | Milan, Italy

This summer, you can explore the Alps by dividing your time between Geneva, Switzerland and Milan, Italy. Learn about a distinct part of the world, rich with global humanitarian centers, breathtaking views, and fashion! Enjoy visits to Lausanne, Switzerland, Turin and Como, Italy, and Annecy, France. With GATEway, you can make lifelong memories, while earning academic credit and studying with master Miami Country Day School faculty. What do you say?
  • What's New For 2019
    • Yearning for more time abroad? Our GATEmates can choose the optional end-of-program cultural extension, “Paris Lights” and spend five days discovering historic Paris, France!
    • French, Spanish, & Italian practice. In Geneva, you will have the chance to practice your French with the locals. In Milan, you can learn Italian. And take part in Spanish language workshops with our master teachers to complete your linguistic journey this summer.
"Not all classrooms have four walls. GATEway is an amazing opportunity to learn beyond the traditional classroom setting. Education has changed in many ways over the years, but global education is the next step in the future. It’s something that everyone should experience, particularly at a young age. I’m glad I got to have this experience.” -2018 Alps GATEmate “GATEway Alps is an experience that everyone needs to try at least once in their lives. This program has helped me understand other cultures by becoming a part of them, and I will take it with me forever.” - 2018 Alps GATEmate

Tuition & Fees

GATEway Alps: $6,190 
June 8 - July 7, 2019

Tuition includes: Ground transportation, airport transfers, lodging, meal plan, entrance and excursion fees, local travel costs, four Miami Country Day School chaperones, GATEway souvenir gift, course credit for successful completion of program

*Not included: Airfare, some meals, souvenir money, passport and/or visa (if applicable)

Payment Schedule: Upon registration:  $1,500 ($500 is non-refundable
First Payment:  $2,500 by February 1, 2019
Final Payment:  Outstanding balance by March 22, 2019 
No refunds will be granted after April 5, 2019

Need-Based Scholarship Opportunities:
  • A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Please speak with Glen Turf to find out more about the process. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 20th.
GATEway Cultural Extension: Paris Lights!:  $1,585
July 7 - 11, 2019

Travel to Paris from Milan, lodging, 2 meals/day, entrance and excursion fees, local travel costs, two Miami Country Day School chaperones, transfer to airport in Paris 

Not included: Some meals

Payment Schedule: Upon registration: $1,585 ($500 is non-refundable) No refunds will be granted after April 5, 2019

Director and Staff Information

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  • Glen Turf

    Director of Global Studies & International Programs

    As the founder of Miami Country Day School’s GATEway program, I am continually energized, both professionally and personally, by the excitement I see on our students’ faces when they make the connections between what they have learned in class and what they find in authentic learning environments. Having coordinated and led numerous student experiences both abroad and at home, it has been my pleasure to bring new cultures to our students.Since arriving at Country Day in 2001, I have served as the Upper School Director, the World Languages Department Chair, and am thrilled to now serve as the Director of Global Studies & International Programs.. When people ask if I have kids, I am happy to say, “Not my own, but I have the pleasure of working with more than a thousand of them every day!!

    Contact Director of Global Studies & International Programs at or at 305-779-7243 for more information and payment plan options.
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