Our Mission

The mission of the International Program at Cannon School is to promote global awareness by broadening the experiences of students through travel, exchange, study, and service; to provide an avenue for thinking globally and acting locally; to develop a culture that encourages individual exchange and group travel.

Trips and Exchanges

The purposes of trips and exchanges include:

  • Develop global awareness
  • Cultural exchange
  • Practice a foreign language
  • Student exchange immersion
  • Historical perspectives
  • Scientific inquiry
  • Personal growth
  • Service opportunity
Current families may contact Dr. Sylvia Simard-Newman, director of international programs, for more information on upcoming travel abroad opportunities for the academic school year. For summer study abroad programs, please contact Amelia Mann. Also, peruse the many domestic and international enrichment programs listed in Family Connections, and visit the College Counseling PowerSchool Enrichment Programs pages.

Global Education Certificate

The aim of the Global Education Certificate is to provide recognition for students who are globally-minded and show the qualities of a global citizen. They will have completed World History I and II, World Language I and II, and an additional three requirements to obtain the certificate during Senior Night.

For additional information, please refer to the Cannon School Global Education Certificate document.

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