Whether it’s Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, South Korea, China, Russia, or Uganda – students at Summit Christian Academy (SCA) will get to experience a little of each culture during International Education Week (IEW).
With the theme, “Inspiring Students Locally to Succeed Globally” SCA International Program Director, Kathy Tharp, says that they are engaging the students by having a Question of the Day during morning announcements and Global Jeopardy during lunch on Wednesday.
“From the moment students arrive at school we will be celebrating cultural diversity,” says Tharp. “From our morning announcements, to class lectures, to the cultural attire worn by the international students, the week will be full of activities celebrating their cultures.”
The International Exchange Program at SCA allows international students to gain college-preparatory experience and a chance to earn up to 43 college credit hours. While the international students earn credit hours, the SCA students gain a global perspective from peers who can teach them first-hand about other cultures. SCA currently has a total of 17 international students at both the elementary and secondary level combined.
“The SCA student body is enjoying a great year with all of the international students from so many different countries,” says Tharp. “International Education Week gives SCA an opportunity to focus on the global exchange we experience in our school community. A well-rounded education must include a global connection where our students link through friendship, understanding and an open exchange of ideas to create cultural awareness. IEW offers an annual opportunity for students to discover the benefits of international education to prepare them to live and work in a global environment.”