Global education update

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International students, 2010-11 global trips, save these dates

Welcome to our international students

Please join us in welcoming four international students who will spend the year at Catlin Gabel: sophomores Jossette Solís from Costa Rica and Louise Jürgens from Denmark, junior Karl-Julius Ueberhorst from Germany, and senior Mmaserame Gaefele from Botswana.

Two Guatemalan students will join our Middle School from October 16 to December 11. The 6th grade will host Victor and the 8th grade will host Santiago.

Where in the world are we going?

We are excited to announce the global trips for 2010-11. Check out the website for information about Upper School trips to Senegal, Guatemala, and Botswana, and Middle School trips to Tawain and Costa Rica. Happy trails!

And while you’re at it, visit the blogs written by students and chaperones currently traveling and living in Japan.

Save the dates

Upper School assembly, Thursday, October 7, 10:40 – 11:40 a.m.
This assembly features global activist and World Pulse founder Jensine Larsen. As a young freelance journalist covering indigenous movements and ethnic cleansing in South America and Southeast Asia, Larsen had a vision—to use the power of media to unleash the creative human potential of women across the globe. Parents and guardians invited.

The Viewfinder Global Film Series movie nights for 2010-11 are October 21, December 2, January 27, February 24, and April 14. All films are shown at 6:30 p.m. in the Vollum Humanities Building unless otherwise stated. Childcare available for potty-trained children. » Link to Viewfinder schedule

How are trip destinations determined?

We draw upon the breadth of international experience in our own community when we plan trips abroad. Basing trips on these existing connections provides our students with opportunities for meaningful, safe, and educational experiences—and enduring relationships.

The school’s goal is for each student to participate in at least one international trip during his or her Middle School and Upper School years.

Financial aid and trip expenses

Trips range in cost from $2,000 to $4,000. Families are encouraged to begin saving funds for their child’s global travel experience early in Lower School. Each year about 25 percent of students in both the Middle and Upper Schools travel on global trips. A 5 percent surcharge is added to all trips to subsidize financial aid. Financial aid is available to all qualified applicants, but a student may receive aid for only one trip during their tenure in each division. Families who do not receive financial aid for tuition, but who require aid for an international trip, are required to submit an SSS form.

More information about global education

Information about the global education program, upcoming trips, speakers, and events can be found in the global education section of the website.