Mount Everett’s Global Education program offers great opportunities for students to engage in either independent or collaborative learning experiences. Every year, our goal is to provide an opportunity for each student to be included in an experience that will connect them to students around the world. Global Education at Mount Everett is organized into four core categories: The World Education Alliance, Short-Term Exchange, Long-Term Exchange, and Educational Travel. Connecting to a global network via exchange, immersed collaboration, or travel, will allow students to bridge the gap between the abstract and the tangible world within their reach. They will associate with peers from around the world with similar goals and interests, often leading a parallel lifestyle likely not incongruent as they might previously have imagined.
The World Education Alliance
The WEA is an organization that aims to promote the exchange of ideas in the fields of education and culture. It aims to share the excellence of cultural diversity and the benefits of sharing educational resources by the collaboration among schools in different countries and regions. Members include schools from Hong Kong, China, Germany, the US, South Korea, the UK, South Africa, Australia, India, and Spain. Through the WEA, we have the opportunity to participate in an annual symposium with a concentrated themed program designed and organized through round-table discussions.
Providing short-term exchange opportunities gives students a chance to share their cultural heritage, promote global understanding, foster cultural appreciation, and practice leadership through stewardship. While abroad, they can add the chance to be a cultural ambassador to the list. Incoming students expose the Mount Everett student body to cultures they might not otherwise encounter.
We are fortunate to live in an ideal setting both geographically and culturally, that we hope is attractive to students interested in long-term study. We hold SEVIS certification that allows us to grant visas to students who attend our school for at least 6 months. Because of this in-house process, long-term exchange students will be tuition-based, which will provide a supplemental revenue stream for our school and global ed program. Apart from it being financially beneficial, there are other advantages perhaps more important.
“Hosting an exchange student is a rewarding experience for your whole family. You’ll learn about another culture and language — without leaving home. You’ll start a life-long relationship with your new "son" or "daughter," and when your student returns home you’ll have a friend in another country. If you have children, they’ll gain a broader perspective on the world, learning more about geography, communication and international cultures. You will be a citizen diplomat by creating positive impressions about America and Americans, breaking stereotypes, and fostering mutual understanding and respect.”
Every year Mount Everett provides a number of domestic and international travel opportunities. Our faculty diligently works to make connections between curriculum and experience. Coupled with in-depth research in individualized plans of study, the Global Education program gives students an edge in reaching the full potential of their understanding of their chosen research topic, as well as a better understanding of themselves in relation to the world around them. Students can earn credit pursuing a personally relevant body of knowledge.
Every facet of Mount Everett’s Global Education Program has the potential to instill a love of learning and traveling. Our hope is that all students will be exposed to an experience that will inform and enlighten them.