|Globalization is a 21st century reality. |
At FVS, we believe it is essential to embrace the world beyond our campus, our borders and our mindset. In order to prepare students to thrive in this diverse world, we offer both formal and informal global opportunities ranging from a sequenced Global Scholar program to living with an international student or working on a service project with a local immigrant community. Our goal is to move beyond mere tolerance of diversity, to genuine engagement as school and world citizens.
FVS is a Global Community
|• 57 international students from 19 countries|
• 7.3 percent of alumni are international
• Nine student-led clubs with a global focus
• 20 percent of students annually travel abroad on Interim, many with scholarships
• Faculty have taught in classrooms around the world and are committed to international professional development
“Learning about the globe has changed me. From freshman year to now, my opinions on many things have changed as I am now more well educated on the subject. I find it truly interesting to see how the history of a culture makes it what it is today.” — Youngbo Sim ‘11
“I would never have found another forum to meet so many people from such diverse backgrounds anywhere but Fountain Valley School. Meeting kids from other nations did not just open my mind to their cultures but opened me to the possibility that my world could go beyond Colorado, beyond the United States. I have also had the opportunity to take full advantage of all the Interim types provided and whether it was driving down the road and learning how a ranch was run or flying to Guatemala to help construct basic infrastructure for that nation's poor, I have gained a broad range of knowledge from the contacts that I have had. This has influenced how I approach problems. Now, I can better assess now different people approach similar issues and reconcile different people's ideas through my understanding of their condition. But most of all, my FVS career has made me curious about different people and cultures and inspired me to be a more well-rounded global citizen." — Mike Maloof '10
Global Education Director
Dr. Susan Carrese
B.A. Pomona College
M.A. and Ph.D. Oxford University
Dr. Carrese is the founder and current director of Fountain Valley School's Global Education Program. Her primary teaching interests are in the area of world literature and culture as an extension of her work as a cultural anthropologist in southern Africa and India. Prior to her career at FVS, she served as a visiting assistant professor at Colorado College and Middlebury College. Contact Dr. Carrese at email@example.com.