Art Meets Worldreaches students in 1-5th grade by connecting international speakers with students in the classroom. Through this face to face interaction, our students benefit from a genuine connection to cultural diversity. Each student also creates an art project respective to the culture they learn about. In the 2018-19 school year the cultures selected are: China, Japan, India, and Mexico.
Academic WorldQuest (AWQ) is one of the flagship programs of the World Affairs Councils of America. AWQ enriches students’ knowledge on international affairs/events and Greater Cincinnati high schools compete against each other in a battle to be the ‘Best of the Quest.’ Topics include, but are not limited to: geography, flags, current international events, foreign policy, alternative fuels, education standards, environmental issues, genocide, transnational crime and leaders.
The International Education Summit (IES) is designed to raise student awareness about careers in the international field. Each year, a different global topic is chosen and experts in that field discuss their role in approaching the issue. Not only are students able to listen to a panel discussion on the designated subject, but they are provided with individual opportunities to speak directly with the presenters in “speed networking” sessions where they are encouraged to interact and learn from the professionals in their field of interest.
“True goal of education: to raise a more knowledgeable generation that is better equipped to deal, communicate, understand, and help the rest of the world.” Xanthe Webb Aintablian, The Importance of Teaching Global Education in the Classroom