• Explore your world!

    • Welcome to GATEway!

Be a part of history! For the first time, GATEway heads to the British Isles to immerse ourselves in cultures steeped in tradition, yet living with an eye toward a progressive future. This summer, explore DUB/LON by dividing your time between quaint Dublin and vibrant London! Learn about a part of the world that gave us our language, an array of wonderful writers, theatre, and a special relationship that we share to this day. From history to the arts, and from food to politics, this unique corner of the world will provide our GATEmates with an experience that will last a lifetime. Enjoy visits to cliffs, castles, soccer stadiums, and ancient universities. Learn how to make local dishes. Pick up an accent and learn some Gaelic. With GATEway, you can make lifelong memories, while earning academic credit and studying with master Miami Country Day School faculty. Ready to stand out from the rest? GATEway DUB/LON is open to current MCDS and non-MCDS 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students in good standing. What do you say, mate? Fancy an experience across the pond?

Grades 9th - 11th | June 7th – July 6th 2020 | Starting at $6,190

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.

- Former GATEmate

Earning Credit with GATEway

GATEmates will choose one of the following courses to study: 

A Journey into the Art and Architecture of DUB/LON

Instructors:  Mr. Lovett & Ms. Schreffler
Course credit:  0.5 credit Humanistic Studies
Immerse yourself in the world of Dublin’s hip galleries and London’s world-renowned museums.  Through on-site visits and in-depth studies, GATEmates will not only discover the works of great masters up close and personal, but also study the architectural wonders that have made these two capital cities what they are today.  The study of art and architecture will complement one another, as students delve into the essential elements of the Baroque, Gothic, Victorian, and Contemporary periods.  If you were an art collector, what kind of art would you buy?  How can you relate the art of a time period with the architectural style of its cities?  Get ready for walking tours, gallery crawls, and artistic scavenger hunts!  A true experiential educational experience!

Folklore:  Tales Through DUB/LON!

Instructors:  Ms. Scharite & Mr. Rosas
Course credit.  0.5 credit Communication Arts
Every country has its legends and folklore, and Ireland and the UK are no exceptions.  In Ireland, GATEmates will go behind the scenes of the myths and legends of leprechauns, fairies, banshees, and Dullahan.  In England, tales such as the English Witch Trials, Robin Hood, King Arthur, Tom Thumb, Jack the Ripper, and the Tower of London will provide our GATEmates great material about which to reflect and write.  Through podcasts, photography, and on-site visits, our GATEmates will gain an appreciation for national folklore - all of which will serve as the basis for a unique literary magazine to be created this summer.  Picture Harry Potter, witches, wizards, dragons, boggarts every day!  

Tuition & Fees

Program cost: Starting at $6,190 (see below for details) 

Ground transportation, airport transfers, lodging, meal plan, entrance and excursions fees, all activities, local travel costs, 1-day Paris excursion, 5 Miami Country Day School chaperones, GATEway souvenir gift, course credit for successful completion of program.

Optional inclusion:
Airfare- Upon registration, you will have the option to choose the group airfare or to book on your own. If you choose to book with the group rate, an additional fee of $1,280 will be added to your total cost. If you are not deviating from the regular travel itinerary, we suggest this option as we have already locked in a rate that will most likely be lower than booking on your own later. 

Not included:
Some meals, souvenir money, passport and or/visas (if applicable)

GATEway Progressive Pricing - Act Early. Save More!
It pays to register early for GATEway:
November 4-8 RUSH DISCOUNT:  $6,190 (same pricing as Summer 2019 - no increase!)
November 9-January 17 REGULAR PRICING:  6,250
January 18-March 27 CHEERS TO THE NEW YEAR:  $6,300
March 28 onward FINAL STRETCH:  $6,350
Payment Schedule:
Upon registration:  $1,500 ($500 is non-refundable)
First Payment:  $2,500 by February 1, 2020
Final Payment:  Outstanding balance by March 31, 2020 
No refunds will be granted after April 1, 2020


  • Learn and live in two amazing cities, Dublin and London!
  • Discover the amazing art, architecture, and history of Ireland and the United Kingdom!
  • Earn academic credit while taking hands-on and exciting courses offered only in our new GATEway sites!
  • Tour castles! Live like Harry Potter! Visit the Globe Theatre!
  • Learn how to Riverdance!
  • Visit the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland!  Visit Walk the hallowed halls of the University of Oxford or Cambridge!
  • Attend the theatre in London’s famed West End!
  • Live the spirit of Irish rugby at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium!  Tour famed Wembley Stadium  and Wimbledon in London!
  • Go to Wimbledon...during Wimbledon!
  • One day in Paris!
  • Dare to climb the roof of London’s O2 Arena and take in the view atop the London Eye!
  • Navigate Dublin with your Leap card! Conquer London’s Tube with your Oyster Card!
  • In Dublin, live and study at the University College Dublin’s suburban campus! 
  • In London, make yourself at home at the Queen Mary University of London!

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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