Global Field Experiences

Overseas Conferences for Professional Educators in 2017

Boston Public Schools in Cuba (February 18-25, 2017)

BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: CELEBRATE CUBAN ART & ARTISTS IN HAVANA! FEBRUARY 18-25, 2017 Cuba promotes the arts! – In schools and local communities, and in national life. This 8-day program introduces you to Cuba’s celebration of the arts. You’ll meet with local artists; observe their techniques; and enjoy the chance to buy […]

Finland: An Innovative Education Model (March 11-19, 2017)

Learn about the Extraordinarily Successful Finnish Model of Education; Deepen New Knowledge by Pairing with a Finnish Colleague for a Day of Informal Dialogue; Glimpse the Finnish Classroom: Real-time Observations at Prominent Schools in Tampere, North of Helsinki; Observe Innovation in the Finnish Business Sector; Visit the Delightful International School of Vantaa for Workshops with New Friends & Colleagues …

Cuba: Exploring the Arts (Mar. 11-17, 2017)

CELEBRATE CUBAN ART & ARTISTS IN HAVANA! MARCH 11-17, 2017 Cuba promotes the arts! – In schools and local communities, and in national life. This 7-day program introduces you to Cuba’s celebration of the arts. You’ll meet with local artists; observe their techniques; and enjoy the chance to buy paintings, sculptures, and found art. You’ll […]

South Africa: Educating a Diverse Nation (July 21-31, 2017)

This program is an opportunity to learn about South Africa’s education system and its history, understand the depth of the changes South Africa has made to curriculum & instruction, and explore some of the many challenges that South Africa, like many countries, continues to face in its education sector. This trip will introduce you to South Africa’s important and iconic cultural and historical sites, and you’ll get a chance to see South Africa from many perspectives. You’ll engage with activist youth, community organizers, diversity promoters, literacy professionals, teachers, journalists, and policymakers. Youth and adult South Africans from many walks of life will welcome you warmly, eager to talk about their own education, the country’s push to live up to its ‘Rainbow Nation’ aspiration, and much more. You’ll truly get to know the beautiful Republic of South Africa through the eyes of its people.

Cape Town, South Africa

South Korea: Recruiting and Retaining Full-pay Student Talent (March 17-26, 2017)

Korean parents yearn to provide an élite university education for their children. They know that their child’s success at a world-class secondary institution is a major factor in admissions decisions at the Ivies, Stanford, Cambridge, Oxford, and elsewhere. Like their Chinese counterparts, Korean parents have the means to invest heavily at the secondary level. In Korea, there is a robust market of full-pay families eager for their children to matriculate at US independent schools – boarding and day. Journey to Seoul with us to interview prospective students, confer with placements consultants, and more…

Climate Change Solutions: A Dialogue in Belize (Apr. 14-23, 2017)

Engage Officials at the Caribbean Community’s Climate Change Center in Belmopan; Pool Knowledge to Enhance Curriculum with New Climate Change Perspectives & Powerful Case Studies; Pair with Peer Belizean Educators to Deepen Knowledge Acquisition; Visit Changing Local Ecosystems and Discuss the Impact on Human Communities; Confer with a William J. Clinton School Alumnus on Service Options for Your Students; Shadow Belizean Colleagues at St. Mary’s School, Belize City, and an Innovative Canadian-curriculum academy on Caye Caulker …

Lessons from Cuba: Full Literacy & Arts in the Curriculum (June 11-19, 2017)

Understand Cuban Education Policy; Confer with Cuban Educators and Make Working Visits to Schools, Museums & Other Education-Sector Facilities; Learn How Cuba “Diversifies the Learning Experience”; Experience Cuba’s Signal Commitment to Music & the Arts, and Observe their Role in Core Curriculum; Engage in Meaningful Service Projects, with Direct Application to Student Learning …