|OUR ROLE IN THE WORLD BEYOND OUR DOORS|
Lakeside’s Global Programs introduce our students to the world beyond their doors, fostering cultural awareness and responsible global citizenry.
Global Service Learning (GSL) is Lakeside's leading-edge program designed to help students prepare for the challenges of the 21st century. It equips them with the tools they need to meet a more interconnected world, nurturing the values of mutual respect, cross-cultural understanding, equity, and justice.
The school recently launched Lakeside Peru Semester, a semester long program for up to 33 high school juniors from member schools. The program will prepare students to be active participants in a global society through cultural immersion, service learning, and rigorous academic study.
The program will be located in Ollantaytambo
, a rural Andean village located in the Sacred Valley near Cusco and Machu Picchu. Students will be taught by experienced faculty in classes that draw on the culture and physical environment of Peru, while homestay families provide an immersive and supportive home environment. Service learning
is at the heart of the program. Students will engage in meaningful projects in the community that provide them with opportunities to apply their academic knowledge, acquire real-life skills, and develop civic responsibility.
All sophomores from member schools who have taken at least one year of high-school Spanish can apply. Applications are currently open for both fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters. For help with the application, or the application process, check out the admissions page
of the Lakeside Peru Semester website.
Students can also study abroad during their junior year of high school through School Year Abroad (SYA). If they apply in the winter of their sophomore year, they can spend their junior year in Spain, France, Italy, and China.
|Lakeside's global programs are overseen by the Global Education Committee of Lakeside's Board of Trustees. It is administered by Director of Global Education, Charlotte Blessing. She is assisted by Lakeside's Medical Advisory Board and Risk Management committee.|
Associate Director of Global Programs