Multicultural and Global Education
Empowering students through international service and global awareness
The Multicultural and Global Education program provides all high school students with opportunities to gain worldly experiences through international travel. The goal is to help students gain a better understanding of themselves, different cultures, and the systems in which they live.
By traveling outside the United States and learning about culture, students build strong character and increase their global awareness—traits that lead to success in today’s global workforce.
There are four types of international trips available to MHS students in the Multicultural and Global Education program:
- Academic Tours– These educational study abroad experiences are designed to help MHS students see as many cultures as possible. Students tour multiple cities and visit historic attractions that coincide with an educational theme.
- Language Immersion Trips– These trips are reserved for MHS students who have been enrolled in foreign language courses. During the language immersion trips, students have a platform to use their language in another country to reinforce their academic studies.
- Global Summits– Similar to academic tours, students tour various cities but end with a global, student-centered conference. Students hear from world-renowned speakers, attend expert-led workshops, and apply their design thinking skills in a group setting to solve real-world challenges.
During the 2015-16 school year, MHS students traveled to Iceland, Ghana, Costa Rica, and several countries throughout Europe as part of the program. The worldly experience students gain from each type of trip empowers them on an academic, social and emotional level.