Global Opportunities

 

Mission: Through global experiences, Collegiate students will approach the world with humility and the desire to learn from others by connecting and collaborating through mutually beneficial relationships with the communities they visit.  Students will serve as ambassadors for our school, our town, and our country.

Philosophy: The purpose of the global learning experience rises above intellectual, artistic, service, or athletic purposes, as it is more about learning to exercise good judgment in and toward the world. 

Traveling to other countries embodies the mission of Louisville Collegiate School, as it enriches the educational experience for all who participate. Along with a fresh outlook on their own education, students report a marked growth in self-confidence, an overall increase in sophistication and a degree of language acquisition far exceeding what is possible in the classroom alone.

Two global experiences ranging generally from 10-14 days will be offered each summer to students completing grades 8-12. These trips are open to all students regardless of the world language course they are enrolled in. The trips will be priced in the range of $3,500 – $4,500, depending on the location and length of travel.


2019-2021 Global Travel

France – Summer 2020
Iceland – Summer 2020

Independent Study Opportunities
The Independent Study in World Language Immersion credit is a unique way to expand education beyond the classroom and to engage in meaningful cultural interactions. World language students that participate in a Chinese, French or Spanish language trip have the opportunity to receive credit for an independent study in World Language Immersion on their Collegiate transcript. The experiences offer a distinctive experience involving elements of cultural immersion, the study of language, social services, art, family life, economics and everyday life. Students expand and deepen their knowledge of a topic through collaborative learning and an exploration of the diverse intellectual and cultural resources offered through this immersion experience. Students that would like to enroll in this course must complete an independent study application and submit to the Head of Upper School for approval.

This independent study supports global citizenship and is a unique way to expand education beyond the classroom, experience a new culture, a new lifestyle, and a new way of thinking. This experience can be in the form of a Collegiate global trip or another type of cultural immersion experience that meets the independent study requirements. The independent study offers an opportunity to study components (geographical, social, political, economic, government, religious and technological) of the culture and explore the diverse resources of other countries. This independent study takes places outside the school and home for 8-14 days and is supported by a faculty member. Students that would like to enroll in this course outside of Collegiate’s global experiences must complete an independent study application and submit to the Head of Upper School for approval.