Christchurch School's Global Education Program is designed to increase student understanding of and engagement with the international community through curriculum-driven travel and active relationships with communities around the world. Each Global Education travel experience focuses on developing and applying real-world skills, connecting the classroom with the international world, and helping students make meaning of intense personal experiences and learning opportunities.
Students embed in rural communities, living and working alongside local residents on service projects designed with input from residents and Christchurch students. Students form lifelong connections with people around the globe, and gain an appreciation for other cultures and a deeper understanding of their own places in the global community.
Recent global immersion trips have taken students and faculty to international destinations including India, Africa, Latin America, and Germany.
"It's about deepening our connection with and understanding the international community. It's integrating international trips with classrooms. It's about exploring and pursuing opportunities to connect with other parts of the world in meaningful, curriculum-driven ways."
- Aaron Alter, Director of Global Education