Global Learning Program
AT ISB, our Global Learning Program is a combination of local, national, and international experiences through which students develop key Knowledge, Disposition, and Skills. Combining strategic institutional partnerships and innovative academic, experiential, and co-curricular programming, students build experiences and networks that help them develop their global awareness, global skills, and a global sense of belonging.
Our Global Learning Program ensures that ISB’s trademark international education extends beyond our campus. Each year, ISB offers more than 20 domestic and international travel opportunities, beginning with students as young as third grade. By the time a student reaches the Upper School, traveling the globe is only a flight away.
Travel opportunities in our Global Learning Program fall into one of three categories: Curriculum and Culture, Academic Exchange Programs, and Athletic Competitions organized through the French-American School Network. Regardless of the type, each experience is rooted in our commitment to providing students authentic academic and cultural experiences. Itineraries feature cultural, linguistic, and/or community service components. These transformative experiences allow students to explore the world around them, foster their sense of autonomy, encourage a team-building spirit, and deepen their sense of empathy as they become active participants in a global community.
American International School of Barcelona and Lycée Gabriel Guist'hau (Exchange Program)
This formal partnership began in the fall of 2023 and is open to students studying in the International Baccalaureate Track. Grade 10 students are selected through an application process and travel to Barcelona, Spain or Nantes, France for four weeks to attend either the American School of Barcelona or the Lycée Gabriel Guist’hau. ISB then reciprocates the exchange by hosting students later in the year.
Volleyball and Basketball Tournaments, Middle School & Upper School
The International School of Boston partners with peers in the French-American School Network to participate in tournaments in both Washington, DC and Chicago. In addition to participating in athletic competition, students taken in the cultural aspects of each city.