Top Global Learning Schools

Announcing the 2016 Top Global Learning Schools recipients

We’re pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Top Global Learning Schools award! These 76 schools from around the country have been selected by AFS-USA in partnership with The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), an international honor society dedicated to highlighting the accomplishments of high-achieving students.

This award recognizes these schools’ exceptional dedication to fostering global citizenship through intercultural learning—both inside and outside of the classroom. From hosting international students, to encouraging American students to study abroad, to incorporating intercultural learning initiatives into their curriculum, these institutions have demonstrated a strong commitment to developing students’ global competency. To find out more about what set these schools apart from the rest, read our article about the 5 Things All Top Global Learning School Have in Common.

You can view the complete list of 2016 Top Global Learning Schools at the bottom of this page.

Scholarships for Students of Top Global Learning Schools

To further support intercultural education, AFS-USA is offering all students of these schools the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship to study abroad. Students can enter to win by answering the question: “What does it mean to be a global citizen?” The deadline for submissions, which may be in the form of a photo, video or illustration accompanied by a 250-word essay, is April 4, 2016. More details about the scholarship award, for which students from Top Global Learning Schools from 2016 and other recent years may apply, can be found here.


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