Signature Programs

Global Studies

At St. Andrew's Episcopal School, Global Studies is infused throughout all aspects of student experiences. Through their courses, co-curricular activities, international travel opportunities, and relationships with partner schools, students develop a global awareness and appreciation, helping them become knowledgeable and caring citizens of the world.
Global competency skills are emphasized in all divisions. Students learn to investigate and analyze world issues, communicate their ideas, value different perspectives, and take action to positively change the world.

Global Programming

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  • Travel Thursdays

    Each Thursday during lunch, the Global Studies team invites Upper School students to eat pizza and hear from speakers as a way to inspire them to learn about and see the world. Past presentations have included members of The Department of State, global non-profit organizations, St. Andrew's student and faculty travelers, and travel grant recipients. Travel Thursdays also give students opportunities to engage with students visiting us from our international partner schools as well as learn about the travel opportunities offered each academic year. Travel Tuesdays are offered twice a month for Middle School students.
  • Global Studies Book Club

    Students who participate in the Global Studies Reading Club are introduced to authors from around the world. Book selections feature global themes that welcome different perspectives and allow for discussion on a variety of global issues. The book club meets once each quarter during lunch. Past selections include:

    • A Land of Permanent Goodbyes by Atia Abawi
    • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
    • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
    • The Girl who Smiled Beads by Elizabeth Weil
  • Language Clubs

    St. Andrew's language clubs provide opportunities for students to engage more deeply with the world language and culture that they have chosen to study. Students can participate and assume leadership roles in the French, Spanish, Mandarin, and Latin clubs. Club activities include guest speakers, fundraising for international non-profits, organizing activities for incoming exchange groups, foreign film nights, and food sales.

Travel Experiences

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  • France, Switzerland, and Germany

    • Seine boat ride
    • A visit to the Louvre Museum with a guide
    • A day trip to the Palace of Versaille
    • Reims Cathedral
    • Walking tour of Strasbourg
    • Alpine Hut dinner with Alpenhorn lessons
    • Ascend Mt. Pilatus by cable car
    • Explore Neuschwanstein Castle Neuschwanstein Castle
    • Visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial
  • Germany

    • Homestay with partner school students
    • Take a bike tour of Cologne
    • Walk across the Rhine River to the Old City
    • Visit to Bonn and the Haus der Deutschen Geschichte
    • Tour of Dusseldorf and an escape room activity with German students
    • Take a walking tour of Berlin including the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag Building
    • Canoe at Insel der Liebe after a trip to the Espionage Museum
    • Visit Phantasialand Bruhl
  • India

    • Visit to our partner school Sreenidhi International in Hyderabad
    • Plant a tree of friendship at our partner school
    • Explore Hyderabad and Ghandi Museum
    • Visit Jaipur and Agra in northern India
    • Visit to Taj Mahal and other holy places in India
    • Take part in community service in local schools
  • Italy

    • Visit Pompeii
    • Experience the cuisine of different regions of Italy
    • Visit Florence and the museums of Uffizi and Accademia
    • Experience the train ride between Naples, Florence, and Rome
    • Explore Rome: Villa Borghese, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, the Vatican, and the Colosseum
  • Peru

    • Visit to our partner school Lord Byron in Arequipa, Peru
    • Stay with Peruvian host families
    • Explore the city of Arequipa
    • Participate in classes at Lord Byron
    • Explore the Andean region with the Aztec capital, Cusco
    • Learn the history of the Incas
    • Visit Machu Picchu
  • Spain

    • Explore cultural cities of Spain, including both coasts: Madrid, Caceres, Merida, Seville, Arcos de la Frontera, Cadiz, Malaga
    • Enjoy the beautiful beach walks of this region
    • Visit the magnificent Prado Museum
    • Learn the traditional Spanish dance of Flamenco in Seville
    • Explore the Old Medieval Town of Caceres
    • In Merida a guided sightseeing tour shows you highlights such as the Roman Theater, Circus Maximus, Temple of Diana and Puente Romano, with entrance included to the Roman Amphitheater.
    • Take a bike tour of Seville
    • Hike to the top of the beautiful cliff town of Arcos de la Frontera
    • Visit La Alcazaba in Malaga
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