National Model: Global Connections
At Woodward, our global reach is another important part of who we are as a school. We created the International and Global Connections Program to give students a deeper understanding of the differences that make cultures unique and the similarities that connect us all. The program takes a holistic approach, combining language study with travel, study, and service abroad opportunities for Woodward students and enrolling international students at our Main Campus. Students can travel or study—sometimes for course credit—in numerous countries including China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, Cuba, Japan, France, Spain, Germany, and Italy.
We have sister schools in Australia, Venezuela, China, and France, as well as very strong ties to The Terranova School, our sister school in Mazabuka, Zambia, where faculty members and students travel every summer to provide service while learning about wildlife conservation and the economic conditions affecting Sub-Saharan Africa. Our goal is to develop a partner school in a country of every language we teach.
Each year, we welcome international students to study in our Middle and Upper Schools while staying with host families. Also, Woodward students can pursue opportunities to spend their junior year studying abroad. We are the first school in the nation to implement the International Certification testing program for Upper School students in honors and AP language classes, enabling our students to attend universities abroad and eventually find work in the countries of their language.