Global Education

Catlin Gabel's global education initiative seeks to engage and challenge all members of our community to become active global citizens. The school achieves its mission by providing international and cross-cultural opportunities and experiences to students, faculty and families, beginning in the earliest grades. Our aim is to develop students' cultural competence – the necessary cultural, social, and academic skills to effectively address the challenges of the future. We envision our students being global leaders who understand the nuances of global issues, meet needs in appropriate cultural ways, and create positive and sustainable change, both internationally and locally.

The school's goal is to make it possible for each student to participate in at least one international trip during their Middle School and Upper School years.

Learn more about global education at Catlin Gabel

  • Global trips: Where are we going in 2016-17? We're excited to have eight international trips lined up, taking our students to four different continents and nine different countries. Detailed information about each of these trips is available herein. You can also find an overview of the application process and an archive of past global trips.
  • International students: In 2016-17, Catlin Gabel will host two full-year international exchange students and one partial year exchange student from China, Spain, and Germany. Find out more about these students and how you can serve as a host family in the future!

Contact the global education coordinators: Kathryn McDermott (US) /Barbara Ostos (MS)

An independent preschool through 12th grade day school in Portland, Oregon
8825 SW Barnes Road,
Portland, Oregon 97225 |
503-297-1894 |
info@catlin.edu

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