Visitors to McDonogh from other countries report that there is no better place for a cultural exchange. The welcoming people, the majestic campus, the diverse activities, and the close proximity to major cities have made McDonogh a favorite destination of visiting students from Brazil, India, Germany, Portugal, China, Spain, Japan, Korea, Columbia, Mexico, France, and the Ukraine. Connections among McDonogh students and teachers and international visitors sometimes last for decades.
Baltimore, the oldest independent city in America, is only minutes from McDonogh School. Attractions include the Inner Harbor promenade of shops and entertainment, the National Aquarium, and the Maryland Science Center.
Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, is less than 40 minutes away. Visitors to the nation’s capital can tour government buildings, historic monuments, world-renowned museums and galleries, as well as explore the bustling city.
Philadelphia, one and a half hours north, is home to the Liberty Bell and significant historic sites such as Independence Hall. Nicknamed “The City of Brotherly Love,” Philadelphia is an important destination for visitors to the United States.
New York, one of the world’s most popular cities, is two and a half hours north. New York is a cultural center, with world-famous museums, theaters, restaurants, and neighborhoods. New York is also famous for its world-class shopping.