Mount Everett’s Global Education program provides opportunities for students to engage in either independent or collaborative learning experiences, which often result in life-long friendships. Our community values of high personal expectations, love of learning, diversity, and compassion are all exemplified in this exciting, multi-faceted program. 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. Indirectly associated with our Global Education Program is a new art elective called Global Arts, which is giving students a creative way to understand and interpret world cultures and issues. This is just an example.
Historically, teachers at Mount Everett have organized a variety of experiential learning opportunities because the benefits are obvious. 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 and outgoing students stay with host families and follow a schedule of classes during the school day.
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. Members of your family will feel closer to each other through sharing your daily lives with an exchange student. If you have children, they’ll gain a broader perspective on the world, learning more about geography, communication and international cultures. If your children are young, they’ll probably love having a big brother or sister from another country. 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. As our independent study program gains ground, students are becoming active learners, and have the opportunity to pursue personal passions. 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.
-Incoming students from Hong Kong
-host family (application below)
-World Education Alliance—4th Symposium on Water Protection
-4-6 participants based on application (application below)
-Outgoing exchange to Hong Kong
-4-6 students based on application (application below)
-Washington D.C. trip (middle school)
-Incoming students from Hong Kong
-host family (application)
-EF Tour to Ireland, Wales, England, and France -Contact Ms. Raczkowski (email@example.com) for info/enrollment form.
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