Cultural Field Studies (CFS)


Rosslyn Academy prepares students for service in the world community. One of the highlights of each school year are the Culture Field Study (CFS) trips that students take beginning in 5th Grade.

At the Elementary School level, the 5th Graders embark on their first Cultural Field Study. This is a 3 day trip that includes a game drive, an introduction to many Kenyan cultures, and various skill and team building activities.

At the Middle School level, students disperse by grade level to various sites in Kenya for a 3 day field study. The Cultural Field Studies program at this level is an opportunity for students to learn about Kenyan life, interact with locals, build camaraderie and gain various skills.

At the High School level, students spread out in small groups led by teachers to various sites all over the country for a five-day experience that is often life-changing. The Cultural Field Studies program emphasizes cross-cultural interaction, Christian service, and community. Living within a rural Kenyan community, building dams or constructing new schools helps connect students to the Kenya beyond Nairobi and foster a broader understanding of the world community.