InterMission is a winter term between the first and second semesters each January. The goal of InterMission is to foster the spirit of its motto—connectedness, confidence, challenge—in our community. This mission-based program is designed to inspire students to be passionate as well as curious as they learn to become informed, bold, resourceful and ethical global citizens.
"For three weeks in the heart of winter, the entire Porter's community experiences a powerful, experiential program that matches students' passions and interests. Students engage in meaningful work that cuts across traditional educational boundaries. They emerge from the experience with keen awareness about themselves as learners, as positive agents of change, and as confident travelers. Most importantly, they are empowered to reflect upon the person they are and the adult that they will become."
-Director, InterMission

Student Voices

While traveling internationally, I learned how to face real problems in the moment.  I learned how to become independent, to challenge my assumptions, and to practice empathy. The experience taught me connection, leadership, and self-awareness." 
--11th Grade Student, Canada

In South Africa, I learned from discomfort and disagreement. What I brought back from South Africa were feelings of gratitude, humility, and a new capacity to understand others. 

--11th Grade Student, South Africa

Parent Voices

“Bryn came home brimming with stories of her adventures in South Africa. It made my heart full to hear of the relationships she had forged so quickly, as well as the excursions that will shape her, have indeed already shaped her into a more aware, informed, and even more compassionate young woman.  I am in your debt for giving Bryn this valuable experience, one which she would not otherwise have had. I thank you, as well, for setting up the program and financing the trip, for the care you took in keeping her safe, and for all the work seen and unseen that every one of you contributed.”      
-- Holly M (Bryn M '18 - South Africa) 
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