Menlo Abroad FAQ

How are Menlo Abroad student placements decided?

A committee assesses the students’ applications, fitness for travel, and citizenship record. Seniority and gender and grade level balance are also considered in forming cohorts.

Is financial aid available for students who are not currently receiving financial aid?

At this time, financial aid is only available for students who currently receive aid.

How safe are the Menlo Abroad locations?

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Can students request to be placed in the same course as their friends?

We do not normally place students based on expressed friendship requests. We expect students to work well and bond with the groups they are assigned regardless of the prior experience together. Of course, students can rank the same preferences and sometimes end up together for that reason, but we do not place friendship groups intentionally. If there is a particular concern you have about this, please contact Peter Brown (pbrown@menloschool.org)

Are there parents of past Menlo Abroad participants who I can contact with questions or for reference? 

Yes. Here are some names of parents whose children traveled with previous programs to Guatemala and India

  • Allyson Campa
    Her daughter Kelly ’18 traveled to India with Menlo Abroad at the end of her sophomore year.
  • Caesarine Cordon
    Her daughter Natalia ’18 traveled to Guatemala with Menlo Abroad at the end of her freshman year and then to India with Menlo Abroad at the end of her sophomore year.
  • Stacey Partch
    Her son Shay ’17 traveled to India with Menlo Abroad at the end of his junior year, and her daughter Mara ’20 is a sophomore.
  • Amy Sanford
    Her daughter Beth ’19 traveled to Guatemala at the end of her freshman year
  • Mollie Thompson
    Her son Ryan ’18 traveled to Guatemala with Menlo Abroad at the end of his sophomore year.