Academics

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.

Objectives

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  • 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

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  • Jen Anderson 

    Dean of Faculty/Director of Global Initiatives/Spanish Teacher/Head Coach, Cross Country
    434-385-3639
A College Preparatory, Independent Boarding and Day School for Students in Grades 9-12
400 VES Road, Lynchburg, VA 24503 • 434.385.3600