George School

Newtown, PA

Building on more than sixty years of experience engaging students and teachers in service around the world, George School’s new Global Service Program will offer training for both faculty and students and an intensive summer service experience for students.

The first component of the program, a Service Learning Faculty Institute (SLFI), will bring independent school teachers from around the United States to George School to engage with community leaders from some of the countries with which George School and other Friends organizations have had service relationships for many years, to explore ways to develop truly collaborative global service projects.

Participants in the SLFI will have an opportunity to continue as leaders in the student Summer Service Experience. That program will offer opportunities for a minimum of 36 independent school students to participate in an immersion program that will prepare them to do collaborative service in one of three locations, and then to spend three weeks in-country.