At Blake, students learn to think of themselves as true citizens of the world. Academic coursework emphasizes communicating across cultural differences. Students work together to explore and address global issues ranging from hunger to healthcare access. Immersion travel experiences, study-away opportunities and courses through the Global Online Academy help students make word-wide connections online and in person.
Blake offers for-credit global immersion opportunities to students in the Upper School. These experiences, which range from one to three weeks, include pre- and post-travel classes, homestays and/or community service, and student-led cumulative research presentations and reflections. Director of Global Programs Dion Crushshon '88 and Blake faculty lead the courses.
You can watch student-created videos of recent experiences here:
- US-Mexico Border (2019)
- Rwanda (2019)
- China (2018)
- Vietnam (2017)
- Cuba (2016 & 2017)
Semester- and year-long international study takes students to countries as diverse as Switzerland, China, France, Italy, Spain, Vietnam and Japan. Study-away programs include the School for Ethics and Global Leadership in Washington, D.C., High Mountain Institute in Colorado, the Alzar School in Idaho and Patagonia or School Year Abroad in France, China, Italy and Spain.
Global Online Academy
Blake is part of Global Online Academy, a consortium of schools that connects students and teachers to offer rigorous courses, including Digital Journalism, Bioethics, and International Macroeconomics – to name just a few. For a complete listing, see Global Online Academy's Course Catalog.