Global Relationships & Cultural Exchange
Ursuline students engage with and learn from a worldwide network of sister schools and global partnerships. All sister schools share formal agreements with Ursuline to engage in reciprocal, mutually-beneficial educational and cultural exchange on an annual or bi-annual basis. Students grow and benefit from these exchanges in many ways:
Ursuline students engage with and learn from a worldwide network of sister schools and global partnerships.
Exchanges strengthen a student's ability to see multiple perspectives and to communicate, collaborate, and celebrate the uniqueness of others, with compassion for all humans and a sense of responsibility to our world.
Confidence and Independence
Enhancing global awareness, exchanges build self-confidence, foster independent thinking, and serve as the foundation for an invaluable global network of ongoing relationships.
Students form new bonds and friendships through their shared experiences, bringing an appreciation and understanding of what life is like in other parts of the world.
Exchange visits are typically 10 days to two weeks long. Each relationship is unique, and each exchange includes activities that make it a distinctive experience. There are key components to every exchange:
- Formal welcome and farewell ceremonies
- Time in classes and at student life events at the host school
- Excursions to historical and cultural sites
- Day of service or service project (with Ursuline sister schools)
- Daily life with a host family
- Formal presentation/performance by guest students at the host school