Our Global Studies Program

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.

At St. Andrew’s, Global Studies is:
  • Integrated throughout the curriculum
  • A robust program of experiential learning
  • Geographically and culturally diverse experiences in all grade levels
  • An opportunity for students to explore horizons outside of their geographic locations
  • A unique program which develops student leaders
  • Building relationships with peers from partner schools around the world.
  • An opportunity for students to serve their local, national, and global communities
  • Open and accessible to all students
  • Part of the mission of the school

2019/20 Trip Destinations

Spain: November 16-30, 2019
China: May 23-June 7, 2020
Ghana: May 23-June 7, 2020
England: May 25-June 3, 2020
Dominican Republic (Girls only): May 25-June 1, 2020

Curriculum Highlights

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  • Lower School

    Effective altruism the resistance shared vocabulary, impact investing green space shared value dynamic game-changer living a fully ethical life. Humanitarian; justice, efficient silo resilient but resilient.
  • Middle School

    • 5th grade history course focusing on world cultures and activities connected to our international partner schools
    • 8th grade trip to the Global Village at Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas
  • Upper School

    • Globally focused courses such as Global Voices, Global Studies, and AP World History
    • Global Studies Assembly

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  • Kate Rodenmeyer

    Kate Rodenmeyer

    US Student, Student Travel Grant

    “I was lucky enough to be given the Gulliot Fellow travel grant to go overseas to Germany. I benefited from this trip by living with another family for 2 weeks, attending school, and participating in cultural and community events. I learned about the politics and history of Germany and made life-long friendships with my host family.”
  • Toni Oluwatade

    Toni Oluwatade

    US Student, Hosting

    “I met my Ghanian guest when I went on the Ghana trip with SA the previous May, and I had the wonderful opportunity to host her in October. Hosting her was one of the highlights of my junior year, as she and I became close and learned a lot about each other’s cultures and families. I love having a friend on the other side of the world."

Students Who Traveled

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  • 51

    in 2017-18
  • 79

    in 2018-19

Teacher Chaperones

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  • 12

    in 2017-18
  • 15

    in 2018-19

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  • 25

    2018-19 Travel Thursday Lunches
  • 36

    International Visitors
    in 2018-19
  • 61,240

    Flight Miles Travelled

Travel Grants 2018-19

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South Campus | PK-3 to Grade 4

4120 Old Canton Road | Jackson, Mississippi 39216
Tel 601.987.9300 | Fax 601.987.9324

North Campus | Grades 5 to 12

370 Old Agency Road | Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157
Tel 601.853.6000 | Fax 601.853.6001