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 participants are required to study a foreign language of their choice at their school for a minimum of three years.

During the summer between the GCP participants’ junior and senior years, they have the opportunity to utilize their language skills while they earn up to 9 college credits in a six-week study-abroad program that includes coursework in the language and history of their host country, an interdisciplinary global perspectives course that draws on social science, geography, and STEM subject areas to help them develop cultural knowledge and the skills needed to analyze and think critically about international issues. Additionally, students will complete an internship, or a course related to their chosen academic track. Study-abroad options include: Guayaquil, Ecuador; Burgos, Spain; Edinburgh, Scotland; Bangkok, Thailand; Nairobi, Kenya; 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 post-secondary studies and beyond.