Malvern Prep travels. We want students to see the world, make an impact, and welcome others when they visit our home.
Our Global Exchange Program strives to provide experiences that will help our students become global citizens, bring additional diversity to our school, and expose our students to students of different cultures, as well as provide cultural exchange opportunities for Malvern students abroad. Our students have the opportunity to travel abroad to another Augustinian or Catholic school for approximately one month. In turn, they will host an exchange student at Malvern for the same amount of time. As part of hosting, the school organizes day trips to New York City and Washington D.C. so that our visitors get to experience two iconic cities nearby. This is a very enriching experience.
Over the last several years, Malvern has established partnerships with schools in Europe, Latin America, and Australia.
To date, 240 students have completed 73 exchanges, and 80 Malvern families have hosted a foreign exchange student.
The Augustinian values of Truth, Unity, and Love are instilled in Malvern students during their time here. These same values are put into practice during their Christian Service Trips. All rising seniors have the option to fulfill their 30-hour Senior Service requirement through traveling domestically or internationally to one of six cities - Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Fiji, New Orleans, Peru, and South Africa. Learn more about our Christian Service Program.
In October of 2018, Charlie Andress '19, Nate Daller '20, Steven O'Meara '19, and Fran Oschell '21 participated in the Sport for Social Change program in Colombia. The program was sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, Project Beisbol, and the University of Montana. Malvern students were given the opportunity to participate through Justin Halladay '95 and his non-profit (Project Beisbol). Andress, Daller, O'Meara, and Oschell helped with clinics for children living along the coast of Colombia and participated in workshops on Leadership, Gender Equity, and Conflict Resolution. As a continuation of the partnership, 17 Colombians along with several of their coaches from Project Beisbol came to visit Malvern in March 2019.
To build on the previous partnership, several Malvern baseball players have been working on plans for a Venezuelan Integration Project, along with Project Beisbol. The project will focus on Colombian and Venezuelan youth and help them develop baseball and life skills. The students are planning to travel to Colombia in November, 2020 to participate.