A global citizen is someone who is aware of and understands the wider world and their place in it. While language acquisition is one important aspect, global citizenship at CEA extends beyond the classroom. Global citizens are curious about the world. Students at CEA are encouraged to look outside their immediate surroundings to ask answers and seek experiences. Student Council and Amor en Acción encourage community involvement, and service is at the center of many of our extracurricular activities and honor societies. Awareness and empathy are cultivated through the Mastery Program and humanities and arts curriculum.
The Espinosa Method encourages conversation as the dynamic center of the teacher-learner and peer-to-peer learning experience. The Educational Travel program broadens our awareness of others and sharpens self-awareness, as students have the chance to gather firsthand information about the world. Seeing different landscapes, experiencing the challenges of certain cultures, and listening to the opinions of people in other countries and cities provides a deeper level of mindfulness. Profound experiences give people a sense of place and purpose, and they cultivate lifelong values and priorities.
Exploring the idea of Global Citizenship help learners grow more confident in standing up for their beliefs, and more skilled in evaluating the ethics and impact of their decisions.