On Monday, September 14, 2015 the Global Education Program kicked off its year by leading an inspiring and exciting Community Day for our Upper School students. We had several student speakers from our delegations to Dallas & South Africa, as well as Theresa Manganiello ’17 who participated in the Ursuline Links Program in Summer 2015.
This year, the Global Education Program has launched several initiatives including new exchange trip locations to our sister schools in New Orleans, Louisiana and in Lima, Peru. Information about applications to participate in these exchanges will be released in early October – watch your newsletter and the Global Education page on Edline for more information!
Additionally, as you know, our school is part of the Ursuline Education Network (UEN), a broader organization of 105 Ursuline schools around the world. We are pleased to announce our participation in the new UEN Global Scholars Program; a 4-year program designed to highlight our students who have demonstrated a strong interest in international topics and global studies.
To receive this distinction, students will complete requirements in coursework, co-curricular activities, service learning, and cultural literacy throughout their four years at Ursuline. Nominees for this distinction will present their experiences in a culminating capstone presentation in winter of their Senior year.
This program has already been recognized by colleges and universities as a significant selection criterion in the admissions process. Like Ursuline, they recognize the importance of preparing globally competent students to be competitive in international careers and anticipate that having the Global Scholar distinction could support students in receiving additional scholarship funds and preferred admissions status.
Look for more information as the program unfolds. In the meantime, if you have any questions please contact Amanda Neill, Director of Global Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (302) 658-7158 ext. 6221.