Global Learning

Growing Global Citizens

In today’s interconnected world a global perspective is an educational imperative. At Northwest, that commitment goes beyond a host of international education opportunities. It’s built in to everyday school life. Students pursue significant global studies in each grade, and our school community is enriched by the presence and viewpoints of students from more than 12 countries each year.

Our Study Abroad Program allows students to live for six weeks with host families and attend school at NWS Partner Schools in China, France, Spain, and Taiwan.

All year long, Northwest hosts students and teachers from our partner schools. Click here for a full calendar.

International Educational Opportunities

Our students have multiple opportunities to travel abroad for two-week trips to El Salvador, China, France, Spain, and Taiwan. And our Study Abroad Program allows students to live for six weeks with host families and attend school at NWS Partner Schools in China, France, Spain, and Taiwan.

Humaniities Teacher Receives World Educator Award

The World Affairs Council has selected Northwest School Humanities teacher Jeff Blair for the 2017-18 World Educator Award. Jeff is being honored for his contributions to broadening the global horizons of both his students and his colleagues.

"I'm excited, honored, and humbled as much as anything," says Jeff. "I definitely share the award with my colleagues here at Northwest, who have for years done great international work: pioneering trips, hosting students, and making sure that our entire program and curriculum is global."

Read more about the award here.

A lot of the important pieces I needed for international work I gained at Northwest: I started studying Japanese and made a best friend who was Japanese; I was introduced to international issues and also to environmental awareness – I learned the larger effect of what we do around the world.

Aaron Sterr '92

Production Services Manager, Trading Screen

An Enduring Commitment

At Northwest School, we graduate students who can:

  • Understand and articulate their own cultural beliefs and practices
  • Relate cultural beliefs and practices to current and historical, social, political, and economic realities
  • Read cultural cues and interact with others in culturally sensitive and appropriate ways
  • Communicate in more than one modern language
  • Recognize the ways in which social, economic, and cultural constructs and issues influence the global economy, environment, and politics
  • Engage with organizations and communities to develop an understanding of how to make a positive impact on the world

Upcoming International
Trips

  • Cuba
    March 11-24, 2018
  • El Salvador
    March 11-24, 2018
  • Ethiopia
    March 11-24, 2018

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