The world needs
The world is increasingly interconnected, and boundaries, both geographical and social, have broken down. Global learning through individual experiences and interaction with other cultures helps our students gain insights and build connections across borders.
To Russia with Love
Over the past five years, 18 students have been honored by the U.S. State Department with merit-based scholarships to study in Russia.
The entire Friends community engaged in a day-long symposium about immigration called “Crossing Borders.” Students and faculty participated in workshops, listened to immigration stories, watched Chinese and West African dance, and so much more.
Our international students challenge themselves, discover hidden strengths and interests, and take advantage of all that a Friends education has to offer. Meanwhile, all Friends students gain new perspectives and a broader experience by learning from and with students from other parts of the globe.
“Global education is about more than language instruction; it’s about instilling in our students an openness of heart and mind and a deep appreciation and respect for people of all cultures and nationalities.
Lucy Williams Hand ’80
Upper School Language Department Chair, Spanish teacher
Each year, our Upper School students have the opportunity to travel abroad on immersion trips to countries and regions where they can practice and deepen their language skills. In recent years, students have traveled to Argentina, France, Russia, Spain, and Turkey.