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 2017-18? We're excited to have five international trips lined up. Detailed information about each of these trips is available in the menu on the left. You can also find an overview of the application process on the Global Trips Logistics page and an archive of past global trips to the left.
  • International students: In 2017-18, Catlin Gabel will host a full-year international exchange students from Hungary through the ASSIST program. Find out more about these students and how you can serve as a host family in the future!

Contact the global education coordinators: Director of Global Education Dave Whitson / Assistant Head of School Barbara Ostos

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