The 11th-Grade InterMission Program provides international, school-based immersion experiences for all juniors at no cost to them as part of a year-long Global Citizenship curriculum. By living and learning internationally, students develop a deeper understanding of the daily rhythms and life in other cultures. Students are challenged through interdisciplinary study, self-directed learning, and community-based exploration, and in doing so will gain a more profound and critical understanding of what it means to be a global citizen.
Our global learners...
Understand that our identities shape the way we perceive others, and the way others perceive us
Know how to speak from the "I" perspective and communicate across difference
Possess anempathetic imagination
Identify risks and responsibilities held in common across cultures, nations, and regions
Pursue a multivalent knowledge of place that encompasses histories, economics, politics, environments, and cultures
“…At first, I was slightly freaked out by just how different everything was but throughout the trip, I learned how to embrace the differences…My connection with the culture grew through my home stay experience.“
-Hanna E '18 - China
“I would say that my confidence has grown and my adaptability has grown. I feel more comfortable exploring new places and navigating my way back...I feel that I have become a little less shy and maybe a little more daring.”
-Olivia G '18 - England
“I'm hearing everyone's stories from such diverse places, (which) made me think about myself and how I live. I was able to look at my life from a different perspective which was really refreshing and eye opening.”
-Jenn H '18 - South Africa
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