Photo above: Students enjoy an authentic meal on the 2019 trip to Costa Rica.
Global education is an important focus at Saint Ursula Academy as it aligns with our mission-based programming across all four years, as well as across curricula. Our Global and Service Learning Department works from a lens of equity, inclusion, and global competence and supports students, teachers, and whole school initiatives to bring this to life. For SUA, Global education, or Global competence, does not just mean traveling or even interacting with someone from a different country, (although we do and will continue to develop these aspects) it is understanding the link between our lives and those of people throughout the world. It is about being able to connect and problem-solve with people who have different attitudes, skills, and values. Global competency skills are connected to our mission of building a better world as students recognize different perspectives, learn to problem solve, practice communication skills, and take action for change.