Global Connections

As part of our Global Studies initiative, The Cushman School has established exchange programs with schools across the world. From our ongoing partnership with China-based Hunan University, to real-time interactions that take place from classroom to classroom via Skype, our School continues to prioritize cross-cultural exposure to benefit our students.

A recent addition to Cushman’s travel abroad agenda was the trip to Spain over Spring Break. Several students enjoyed this excursion of a lifetime in which they attended Colegio Internacional Altair in Madrid to become fully immersed in the Spanish language with students their same age. The group then toured onto Toledo, Cordoba and Sevilla to gain a true sense of the history, architecture and culture of this impressive country.

Cushman’s international travel experiences are unique since most exchanges of this nature are only available to high school aged students. But with increased necessity for students to acquire a global perspective, Cushman makes this kind of real-life exposure available for interested Elementary and Middle School students. 

Travel aspects of Global Education:

  • Travel to Costa Rica: The biannual Middle School trip to Costa Rica is an experience that is an integral part of our Science, Latin American History and Spanish curriculums. The self-confidence and global awareness our students gain from this travel experience becomes the foundation for a lifetime of discovery.
  • Travel exchange with China: Cushman students, teachers and parents travel to China, visiting Beijing and the Elementary School at Hunan University.  Travelers study the culture and history of the country before departing and staying with Chinese families. Students and teachers from this school in the Hunan Province visit Cushman for three weeks during alternate years, bringing much to Cushman in terms of global awareness and world culture.
  • Trip to Spain: Cushman students, teachers and parents traveled to Spain and visited a variety of cities including Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Sevilla and Segovia. Travelers learned about the culture, history, and customs of Spain through full immersion. 

The purpose of Cushman's exchange programs and global initiatives is to ensure our School offers a vast educational journey to meet the needs of our diverse community while preparing its students for the multi-cultural marketplace they will soon enter.