Global Studies

Our Global Studies Mission 

The Global Studies Program at VES resolves to cultivate global citizens, leaders and problem solvers through instilling the principles of mutual respect and cross-cultural understanding.


List of 3 items.

  • Citizenship

    • Instill an awareness of community as well as the importance of diverse perspectives on global issues.
    • Recognize and foster the importance of living in a way in which the planet can sustain itself indefinitely.
    • Develop active empathy for current global challenges, so as to translate genuine concern into action.
    • Demonstrate open-mindedness, curiosity, courage, self-reliance and compassion in a global context.
    • Promote an awareness of the importance to intensely experience another culture.
    • Relate to and interact with people from different cultures, languages, faiths and backgrounds.
  • Leadership

    • Analyze and develop creative ways to contribute to solving global problems.
    • Implement these ideas into action.
    • Help others to be more aware of global issues.
    • Encourage others to participate in contributing to solutions to world matters.
    • Global outreach through technology, verbal interaction, service endeavors and academic opportunities.
  • Scholarship

    • Practice collaborative, experiential, entrepreneurial, technological, critical thinking and interdisciplinary skills necessary for engaging in a global 21st century.
    • Enhance cultural literacy by examining issues across disciplinary, cultural and linguistic boundaries.
    • Practice innovation, critical thinking and creative reasoning in problem solving.
    • Recognize and value the world’s interconnectedness.
    • Communicate with proficiency in a second language.

Global Studies

List of 1 members.

  • Jen Anderson 

    Dean of Faculty/Director of Global Initiatives/Spanish Teacher/Head Coach, Cross Country
A College Preparatory, Independent Boarding and Day School for Students in Grades 9-12
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