ParishAbroad is an education program that seeks to raise the global competency of Parish students through purposeful and meaningful travel.
Creating globally compentent students rests on a curricular foundation that spans all subject areas, particularly social studies, history, world languages and the visual and performing arts. To achieve our purpose, we have created a three-dimensional approach to developing global competency.
- Create a postive disposition toward cultural differences and a framework of global values to engage those differences.
- An ability to speak world languages at advanced levels; Reaching fluency in another language allows one to enter into another culture with a depth and cultural understanding impossible without that skill.
- Deep knowledge and understanding of world history and geography, and of the global dimensions of topics such as health, climate change, economics, and of the process of globalization itself.
Travel Opportunities in ParishAbroad
ParishAbroad breaks the barrier between the classroom and the 'real world'. These trips are led by Parish faculty, so students can see their own teachers leading trips, teaching and learning alongside them. This type of permeability enhances the impact of the program on the students as well as the classroom.
Parish students will have three (3) distinct travel opportunities.
ParishAbroad has an exclusive partnership with the World Leadership School and also partners with an adventure tour group.
Parish Upper School students travel to India each June. New trips this year include Peru, also with World Leadership School. Parish Middle School students will travel to Belize in early summer 2018 and a second middle school trip will take students to Alaska in summer 2018.
These travel opportunities are for students who have a passion for service and leadership.
This program offers students an insight into Spain or France's language, history and culture from an insider's perspective.
This program offers students an opportunity to travel with peers on a cultural trip to Europe. The trip locations will vary.