Pre-College Programs

Global Programs for High School Students

Summer 2016 Locations

Rome, Italy

An Immersion in
Roman Life and Culture
Dates: July 3 - 17, 2016
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Segovia, Spain

Global business,
language and culture 
Dates: June 26 – July 9, 2016
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Global Programs offers rigorous academic experiences in cultural immersions in various sites across the world that prepare students for the increasingly complex challenges of the 21st century.

The global interdependence of all living things requires us to:

Understanding of self.
Respect for others.

Students will gain greater self-awareness of their own cultural values, perspectives, and biases, and at the same time, come to understand and respect those of others.

By strengthening their language skills, students increase their capacity to communicate across cultures.

Everything is connected.

Each program site serves as a primary resource for learning; students are immersed in a multidisciplinary approach to learning­—a combination of classes, workshops, and site visits—and experience firsthand the complexity of global interdependence and the perspectives of multiple stakeholders.

Learning is enhanced by experience.

Students actively apply their learning. Their “classroom” may include archeological sites, museums, tropical rainforests, or interacting with the local communities.

Learning is continuous and happens in a community.

Students engage in a learning process that builds on new knowledge and understanding and includes both action and reflection. They nurture their own learning and that of others by studying and working together to master academic challenges and to support each other in their living and learning community.

At the close of the summer, students enrolled in courses two weeks or longer receive a narrative Course Performance Report, in which the instructor outlines the content of the course and evaluates the student’s performance.