International Studies

International Studies Program

Vision

To prepare our students to be globally competent by increasing their global awareness and International knowledge in order to have a global perspective with cultural sensitivity necessary to succeed in a rapidly diverse world.

Mission

To promote International learning experiences and global understanding through International studies and instruction that is fun, challenging, relevant and highly engaging to enhance cultural diversity and global competency. International studies integrate global perspectives that allow students to thrive as they develop a strong sense of respect for themselves and others while recognizing their value and role as members of the global community.

TPCA ‘s International Studies Program provides the following learning opportunities to our students:

  • International studies are integrated across the curriculum to prepare students for an interconnected world. This integration provides varied opportunities for our students to become global learners as they understand the geography, history, government, cultures, and economies of the world.
  • As students develop critical thinking skills and leadership experiences, they are prepared to eventually become more effective as workers, leaders and citizens of a rapidly globalizing world.
  • International studies help students to understand their role in the global community and develop compassion and a strong sense of hope about their ability to make relevant contributions to the world. This allows them to make a positive impact in the world.
  • Students are taught by a faculty that is highly involved and have experience in International training and teaching thus exposing them to raw and enriching international learning experiences.

International Week Festival

The International week festival at TPCA is a highly anticipated annual event of the year that is celebrated during the first week of May. This annual event provides an opportunity for a celebration of cultural diversity and International awareness for students, teachers, parents and the community. During this week, celebrations are observed with a variety of educational, multicultural music dances, games, fashion shows, performances, informative booths representing various countries, an international food court and other forms of Internationally themed entertainment. Guest speakers from all over the world are also invited to educate and teach students about the cultures of different parts of the world. Throughout the week, students learn a variety of Internationally themed activities like folk songs, dances, games, sports, theatre skits and many more that are performed to the school, community and guests. Each upper school student writes a detailed and comprehensive research paper based on the selected individual countries of their study.

The International Day Festival the last day of the International week that is marked with increased festivities with booths representing individual countries providing the bulk of education show cased with elaborate visual, written and edible presentations. A marching flags parade around the school concludes the festivities of the week

Please see our photo gallery on past International week celebrations on the TPCA’s Facebook page.