Support DCI’s mission of creating culturally competent global citizens.

The DCI Voyager Campaign supports DCI students on their journey to become multi-lingual and culturally competent through student life, international travel, and college scholarships.

International Learning Program

DCI’s International Learning and Cultural Exchange Program is vital to our multilingual immersion school. In these international learning experiences, DCI students’ advanced study of Chinese, French, and Spanish in the classroom gets “real” as students tackle the challenges and reap the rewards of immersion in the language and culture of another country.

In 2019, 89 DCI students traveled to China, Costa Rica, and Senegal, where they participated in homestays and community projects such as teaching local students, preparing meals, cleaning up the environment, and refurbishing community buildings. Please see the links below for overviews of DCI’s 2019 international learning programs for rising 9th graders.

DCI is proud to offer these programs to all eligible students. Eligibility is determined by academic and behavior standards, as well as a student returning to DCI for the school year following the international program.

The Voyager Campaign

The Voyager Campaign raises funds to support:

  1. Student life programming, field trips and more throughout the city in all grades,
  2. International travel both for rising ninth graders and in high school, &
  3. College scholarships for graduating DCI students.

In the three years of its existence, the Voyager Campaign has raised $150,000 for student international learning with the broad and generous participation of DCI families and many businesses and organizations. The campaign is run by DCI staff, students, and parent volunteers and has virtually no overhead, so all of the donated funds go directly to DCI’s students.

The 2019 Voyager Campaign took place from April 29th through June 5th, but donations are accepted at any time. Friends and families of DCI students are encouraged to donate in ANY amount. Your participation is what is most important!


Please see the information below on how to donate.


Benefits of Supporting Our Students

Businesses and other organizations are invited to become sponsors of the Voyager Campaign. Sponsors benefit from having their gift promoted to DCI’s broad audience of parents, staff, and friends–a network of more than 3,000 students that includes DCI and our 5 feeder schools. For more information on sponsorships, click here. We LOVE to support businesses that support our school!


How to Donate

Online: Go to Please select whether you would like your donation to directly support international travel, college scholarships, or student life, then provide the name of the student to which the donation should be associated in the Notes field at checkout. If the donation is not associated with a particular student, please write “General Fund.”

By check made out to DC International School: Make your check payable to DC International School. Please write “Voyager Campaign” and student name (or “General Fund”) in the check memo line.


Mail to:

Voyager Campaign

DC International School

1400 Main Drive

Washington, DC,  20012


Your donation is fully tax-deductible to the extent of the law, and you will receive documentation that can be used for tax purposes.

Thanks to our amazing sponsors!