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Our Middle School students have the opportunity to communicate with students from other parts of the world through Web-based relationships. For the past three years, U Prep has worked with iEARN, a global network that uses the Internet and e-mail to allow students to collaborate with classrooms overseas. Currently, our sixth graders participate in the iEARN Learning Circles through which they gain experience with new technologies and practice cultural awareness. We are also developing a relationship with the Himanchal School in Nangi, Nepal. The Himanchal School is very special in that its students are involved in both economic development and environmental sustainability projects in and outside of the classroom. Our goal is for all MS students to communicate directly with Nepali students through in-class projects and for faculty to enhance their curriculum by including the perspectives of our Nepali counterparts in their students' class work. For more information on the Himanchal School, follow the link below:
Global Link is University Prep's innovative global education program challenging selected Upper School students to experience real life in other parts of the world. Expect something quite different from a traditional travel program. We focus on relationships rather than countries and the program builds students' capacity to cultivate and sustain meaningful international connections. Through extensive predeparture training and a substantive in-country curriculum, students learn the personal and crosscultural skills needed to immerse themselves in the world of their host-country counterparts. For more information about the Global Link Program, click on the links below:
Upper School sophomores and juniors are allowed to receive credit toward graduation through semester or year-long accredited study abroad or internationally focused programs. Most recently students have studied in France, Japan, Australia, South America and The School for Ethics and Global Leadership in Washington, D.C. Please see Study Away under Academic Links for more information.
Hosting International Students
University Prep invites two international students per semester for full-time enrollment. We have hosted students from all over the world, most recently from Turkey, Colombia and Moldova. We also regularly host short-term visitors. In the past couple of years, students from Japan, India, Lithuania, Palestine, Israel and Afghanistan have visited our campus. Our community is always eager to welcome new global citizens and build international relationships.
For additional information or if you have questions, contact Lauren Denton, Director of Global Programs: firstname.lastname@example.org
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