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GDS Experience

Global Studies & Travel

To respond to our more interactive and connected world, we must educate our students for cultural literacy and global citizenship. It is important for our students to empathize with and be eager to gain knowledge about local, regional, national, and global issues. They must understand and appreciate cultural differences, alternative viewpoints, and others’ values.  Each year, students apply to participate in local and global experiences that help them develop a broad understanding of the diverse world in which they live.

Global Studies Mission Statement

Greensboro Day School students will gain new knowledge, essential skills, and character dispositions to be informed and active citizens of our global community.

Knowledge: Major religions, cultural expressions through art, literature and music, political and economic ideologies, social structures and change, global ecosystems and environmental impact, world historical trends and change, and high proficiency in a world language.

Essential Skills: Creativity, innovation, critical thinking, information literacy, media literacy, collaboration, communication, and problem solving.

Character traits: Radical empathy, integrity, confidence, humility, perseverance, self-motivation, and conscientiousness.
 

2019-20 International Trips

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  • England and Wales: Spring Break 2020

    Trip Leaders: Peter Williams and Dorsett Davis
  • Iceland: Summer 2020

    Trip Leaders: Barbara Steslow, Corey Stephenson, and Nathan Ross
  • Panama: Winter Term 2020

    Trip Leaders: Iraida Fung & Ayesha Swinton
     
Greensboro Day School develops the intellectual, ethical, and interpersonal foundations students need to become constructive contributors to the world.