MacJannet Values

Donald MacJannet leads a group of young hikers on a climb in the French Alps in 1927.

CHARACTER BUILDING: Donald MacJannet leads a group of young hikers on a climb in the French Alps in 1927.

The MacJannets touched thousands of lives through their American Schools in Paris; summer camps on the shores of Lake Annecy in Haute Savoie, France: their continual promotion of international learning and cultural exchange between Europe and the US; and their donation and establishment of the Priory in 1979 as the Tufts University European Center.

At the heart of the MacJannet legacy was their living and teaching the values of tolerance, enlightenment and cultural understanding.  They achieved this by creating structured educational experiences for youth and adults that promoted the ideals of hard work and discipline paired with experiential learning, cultural exchange, and mutual respect.

The MacJannets defined how the ideals of “global citizenship” and “civic engagement” could be used to change lives for the better and be used as a force for good.

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