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Extending the Reach of the GWA Mission


Part of George Walton Academy’s mission is to prepare students to become contributing citizens in a global society, both while they’re enrolled at GWA and in their lives beyond the classroom. The Global Studies Program allows our students to travel and serve, enhance self-development and awareness, and extend their knowledge and interests in global issues.


Main Objectives


GWA’s Global Studies Program is founded on four main objectives. Through intentional and diverse international travel, service, exchange and study, the Global Studies program seeks to accomplish the following:

  • Create opportunities through which students can learn to participate in a life without borders in an increasingly inter-reliant world.

  • Cultivate greater empathy within our students through global exposure and service-centered trips.

  • Foster 21st-century soft skills such as cultural literacy, cross-cultural competency and adaptability.

  • Establish long-term relationships with schools that are similar to GWA in the following areas:

    • Academic excellence

    • Global outlook

    • Character development

    • Socio-economic background

Want to learn more about global studies at George Walton Academy? Check out our program overview, partner schools and upcoming study abroad opportunites below.


More Information About GWA Global Studies


Cultural Exchange

GWA students are partnered with a student from one of our partner schools and participate in a dual exchange – paired students host each other in their homes and attend classes together at the host school at different times of the school year.

Service Trips

Students travel to developing nations to work with local and international organizations to help people in need. This program offering is currently in development.

Study Abroad

GWA students travel with GWA faculty to receive course credit in classes that are being taught on site. Imagine learning about the history of Rome while in Rome!


St. Paul’s School
Barcelona, Spain

Dainfern College (in progress)
Johannesburg, South Africa


Students at our partner schools who are seeking to apply for an exchange visit at GWA may do so using the form below. Please email your completed form along with any questions to GWA’s Director of Global Studies, Femke Côté.

Exchange Visit Student Application

 

Femke Côté

Director of Global Studies
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