Student Exchange Program


Magellan International School has a formal exchange program with Humanitas Bilingual School in Torrejon de Ardoz, Spain, outside Madrid. The program provides 7th grade students from each school the opportunity for intercultural and linguistic growth and understanding.  All 7th students from each school are invited to apply.  Selection is based on leadership, academics, citizenship, and interest.  Students from Spain spend two weeks at MIS in January and MIS students visit Humanitas in Spain for two weeks in March. This is a unique opportunity to demonstrate our IB Learner Profile traits and be immersed in a Spanish culture.

Middle School Experiential Trips

An important aspect of our Middle School is the opportunity for travel with each other for the purposes of social, emotional and personal development. The 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who participate in these trips will have the opportunity for cultural enrichment and to build a unique set of skills to travel outside of one’s comfort zone.

The destination for trips can change on an annual basis, based upon learning priorities, however, annual trips will share the following characteristics and goals:

  • 6th grade – Trip within Texas, focused on team building
  • 7th grade – Trip within the US, focused on service learning and outdoor living skills
  • 8th grade – International Trip, focused on cultural and full language immersion

Trips are chaperoned by MIS staff and have defined safety and security protocols.

To cover expenses of these trips, Middle School students host a variety of fundraisers throughout the year, including bake sales and Parent Night’s Out. To ensure that all students can participate in these transformative trips, families receiving financial aid and others not able to fully meet the expense of the trip may request support.

See below for photos of the 2017-2018 Middle School Experiential Trips.

6th Grade Class Trip
Camp Tyler in Whitehouse, TX

7th Grade Class Trip
Cottonwood Gulph Base Camp in Thoreau, NM

8th Grade Class Trip
Spain – Seville, Cadiz, Granada (Alhambra)