BEYOND YOUR OWN BACK YARD
Few schools offer the depth, richness and integration of international experiences and global education that you will find at Athenian. Athenian strives for a student population that is international and multicultural. Students learn to appreciate and respect cultures, religions and languages other than their own and see themselves as genuinely global citizens with a desire to understand human nature.
Faculty-led International Interim Trips:
Our staff have recently led programs in China, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Mexico, Tanzania and Vietnam.
Study Abroad: Athenian students have opportunities through Round Square exchanges to live and study in Botswana, Australia, England, France, Germany, India, Japan, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, Switzerland and more.
International Service Projects: Recent Round Square International Service projects have taken our students to Australia, Botswana, Hungary, India, Kenya, Mexico, Peru, South Africa and Thailand.
Round Square Conferences: Athenian is a founding member of this international consortium of schools dedicated to fostering multicultural understanding, service and global awareness. Students are invited to attend the annual conference, which has been held in Canada, India and Thailand.
International Students: The majority of our boarding students come from more than a dozen countries across five continents, including China, Columbia, Hong Kong, Japan, Kazakhstan, Panama, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. They join students from the United States to form a truly global boarding experience.
International Curriculum: Our emphasis in the humanities is on language, culture and sociopolitical studies; with more than 20 courses dedicated to global understanding, including Latino Literature, African-American Literature, Eastern Religious Imagination, Russian and Japanese Literature, Chinese History and three languages (French, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.)