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A Global Community

Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.

― Wendell Berry

Imagine a day in the life of an international student...

You've traveled a long way to arrive in Lake Placid.  It might've taken more than a full day to travel by air, train or a bus to get to get to Northwood's campus. As you arrive at your new home, you notice perhaps first the differences, but also the warmth and caring that you look for in any place you call home. You have all the challenges of being away at boarding school, but added to that you are doing it a language that is not your first and are immersed in a culture that is new to you.  With these challenges come exciting new friends and experiences and a chance to direct your education as never before. You still have to manage time zone differences as you call and Skype with home, but it's worth it, because the opportunity outweighs the challenge.

Northwood presently has 50 international students from 15 countries. The images below offer a look into life at Northwood School as an international student.

Yours For Northwood,
Tom Broderick Asst. Head of School


students working on laptops