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Students Share Global Experiences During Wildcats Around the World Luncheons
Wildcats Around the World a forum that provides students with the opportunities to hear from their peers about global experiences, personal and academic. Coordinated by the Office of Global Studies, these events are guided by the belief that sharing what we learn from cross-cultural partnerships and study deepens our understanding of other perspectives and ourselves. The thought-provoking mid-day gatherings usually feature a panel of three to four students as well as lunch. This year, the meetings have moved to Zoom, although students are still encouraged to enjoy their lunch while listening. The end result is a welcoming discussion space, where perspectives are shared and meaningful exchanges are had through a lens of global awareness. 

At a recent virtual Wildcats Around the World luncheon, Upper School students Greyson Humphrey ’21, Magdalene Aideyan ’22, Cameron Garbutt ’22, and Chloe Wise ’22 discussed their participation in the July 2020 Virtual Morocco Exchange Program. The program connected high school students from across the United States and Morocco and provided them the opportunity to investigate three of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in order to learn more about themselves, their peers in other regions and countries, and the significant challenges facing our global community today.

Greyson, Magdalene, Cameron, and Chloe reflected on making connections across distance and developing a shared sense of purpose. Their demonstrations of learning included a podcast and a website. The event was moderated by Dr. Maggie Parker, Chair of the Modern Languages Department.

Parents and Guardians, you can watch a video recording of the session on the Family Portal Video Archive, here.

Read more about the Virtual Morocco exchange program here

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