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
"Before I came to Fountain Valley School, I led a fairly sheltered life—I rarely came in contact with people from other parts of the world. In my two years here, I have gained exposure to many cultures. I have learned what life is like in Saudi Arabia for a girl my age through a Unity Day presentation; of the holidays celebrated and rigorous education in Germany from my German roommate; and the gruesome details of the Japanese occupation of Korea from a Korean friend. I know that I have gone through a transformation at this school that has caused me to gain a much-widened perspective of the world. This new outlook has ignited a strong desire in me to learn as much as possible about different cultures. With internationalism at Fountain Valley, I have the opportunity to gain this knowledge, and with it, I can make an impact on the world." — Cleo Mueller '15