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.
2021-2022 Global Travel
Iceland – Summer 2021
Thailand/Vietnam – Summer 2022
France – Summer 2022
Independent Study Opportunities
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.