CCHS Educational Trips & Exchanges
CCHS Student Educational Travel
Educational travel focused on cultural and language immersion, leadership summits, global environmental issues, international exchange programs, performing arts, and service, allows us to transform cultural competence from classroom rhetoric to reality. These incredible, life-altering educational travel opportunities not only allow students to cross borders, but they also enable students to foster bonds with new groups of students and staff as the seemingly rigid walls of curriculum level and grade level dissipate with the shared travel experience. Educational travel strengthens learning, and when traveling with students in my role as principal, I have witnessed first-hand how it can alter a student’s course in life for the better.
CCHS believes that in our shared, interconnected world, all students benefit from learning experiences that foster critical 21st-century skills and a global mindset. By exploring, and learning other cultures, we are preparing students to participate in, and contribute to, an increasingly globalized society. Educational travel, linguistic /cultural exchanges and volunteering in multicultural settings are some of the venues through which we can achieve these learning goals. Through immersive educational travel, students gain new ways of thinking and develop a greater appreciation for perspectives beyond the walls of CCHS.
We seek to increase the quality and number of international experiences for all CCHS students to promote a global mindset and enhance our cultural competence. These strengths will empower students to think, communicate, and positively contribute across linguistic and geographic divides. As ambassadors of their school, state, and country, students are challenged to reflect on their own culture and values and become better citizens of their country and of the world. — Michael Mastrullo