The Center for Global Citizenship was established because we believe a 21st century education must place at its core an emphasis on a broad understanding of the world. Its job is to promote global understanding and citizenship, foster a deep appreciation for the cultures of the world, challenge students to critically think about the world’s most pressing global issues, and help students understand how the United States fits into a global context. The Center has several dimensions:
International Student Travel & Exchanges
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The Center for Global Citizenship oversees all international trips. During the 2012/2013 academic year, the Center offered international programs to the Netherlands (SREP), Spain, Germany/Austria, China, Peru, the Bahamas, Cambodia, Hong Kong, and Australia. During the 2013/2014 academic year, the CGC will offer programs to India, the Bahamas, France, the British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, Italy, Panama, Senegal, Turkey, Iceland, and Australia. To enable families to plan for future international trips and exchanges, the Center is providing a list of tentative travel opportunities through 2017.
The Global Scholars Program is a four-year course of study examining different regions of the world, global leaders, pertinent issues, and politics.
The Harriet Mullin Barry Fellowship program was established in 2008 by Thomas C. Barry and Martha Barry Horsburgh ’65 to provide for international travel and research by rising junior Global Scholars at Hathaway Brown School.
In collaboration with the Institute for 21st Century learning, the CGC brings in speakers that expose the girls to new ideas, challenges their thinking, and informs them of pressing global and domestic issues.
A partnership between US Global Scholars and our young students in Early Childhood, whereby students in both divisions will learn more about others and themselves.
Through generous donations from the Barry Family, Wolf Family Foundation and the Bingham Family Foundation, the CGC sponsors faculty travel and professional development.
Traveling forces us to critically think about ourselves, others, and the world in new ways. Before, during, and after the trip, students participating in international travel and exchanges set aside time to think and write about the significance of the experience.