We believe the world our students inhabit will need global leaders and problem-solvers, ready to approach challenges from multiple perspectives with a cross-cultural fluency.
We are committed to preparing students for a positive, productive future, and that includes their recognizing and appreciating one’s individual role in the world.
We wish to see all York graduates with the capacity and disposition to understand and act on issues of global significance. To do so requires intercultural development, which functions on a continuum, and therefore we develop students’ understanding of multiple perspectives and cultures if they are to both achieve an adaptation perspective and act as leaders in a global society.
To help ensure York graduates are some of the best prepared students in the nation, we have entered into a partnership with CIEE, a leader in study abroad programs to offer every York student access to summer study abroad. CIEE offers three types of programs (Language and Culture; Service and Leadership; and Global Discovery). York students can choose from twenty five destinations and experience approximately 4- weeks long sessions with homestay or dorm accommodations as well as an academic component designed to allow for immersion in another culture. Every York student is provided access to guaranteed scholarships for this program.
York’s Distinguished Global Scholars
program affords students the opportunity to pursue studying a rigorous curriculum in internationally focused courses, traveling and studying abroad with our partners at CIEE, and generating a final project that demonstrates their commitment to understanding other perspectives and improving the common good.
Our Model UN club helps students gain valuable debate, negotiation and public speaking skills while learning about international affairs and global issues as well as raising awareness of local, national, and global issues and helping to prepare students to be knowledgeable global citizens and leaders.