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GCP prepares students to be informed, compassionate, and capable global citizens through a program of specialized coursework, foreign-language study, and cultural-immersion experiences.
GCP’s participants are required to study the foreign language of their choice at their school for a minimum of three years. In addition, students take part in a twice-weekly, interdisciplinary Global Perspectives course that draws on social studies, geography, science, and technology to help them develop cultural knowledge and the skills needed to analyze and think critically about international issues. The course curriculum is tailored to each grade level and helps students hone their research, public speaking, debating, writing, teamwork, and leadership skills.
During the summer between their junior and senior years, GCP students earn college credits in a four-week study-abroad program that includes coursework in the language and history of their host country, as well as an internship related to their academic track of choice. Study-abroad options include Guayaquil, Ecuador; Burgos, Spain; Beijing, China; and many other cities around the world.
GCP seniors can participate in Model United Nations (MUN) simulations, which develop leadership skills and teach students how the UN functions, including the procedures and processes it uses to make decisions.
These innovative courses and mind-expanding experiences help students relate to and work effectively with people from all walks of life and all parts of the globe, which will serve them well in their postsecondary studies and beyond.