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GLOBAL EDUCATION PROGRAM: Fostering Ethical and Empathetic Leaders

Friends Seminary has always encouraged its students, faculty, and staff to think of themselves as participants in and shapers of a complex and ever‐changing environment. Friends believes that such preparation is most effective when we embrace the outside world. Through a global education program that is both in and of the city and in and of the world, Friends will strive to foster real world engagement through strategic partnerships, global stewardship and a school community reflective of the world’s diversity.

Real World Engagement through Strategic Partnerships

To develop a global vision within our students, Friends recognizes that it must focus on integrating international perspectives into the learning experience of our students. It is through education and exchange that we become better collaborators, competitors and compassionate neighbors in this global society.

Global Stewardship

As citizens of today and tomorrow, students must understand and reconcile complex, competing values in an interconnected world. Quaker education has a long history of empowering its students to be stewards of the natural and social world. Continuing these efforts, Friends strengthens our commitment to cultivating global leaders equipped with the skills and ethics to understand the world that is, and help bring about the world that ought to be.

A School Community Reflective of the World’s Diversity

Our world is marked by a myriad of differences in language, cultural perspectives, race, nationality, gender, religion, and political and economic structures. To prepare students for this world and enrich their learning environment, Friends recognizes the importance of establishing a school community that better reflects and supports this diversity.