One of the hallmark features of the CAIS curriculum is a robust series of Global Programs in Taiwan and mainland China. Far more than simple tourist trips, these programs offer remarkable immersion experiential learning opportunities, and enable students to engage with Chinese society, cultures, and communities in profound and meaningful ways.
This year we are delighted to resume our Global Programs following the pandemic pause. Students in 5th, 7th, and 8th grades will travel to Taipei, Taiwan for experiences that include homestays along with urban and outdoor learning opportunities. Through these programs, which have been developed specifically by and for CAIS, students apply their language proficiency to function in authentic contexts, develop cross-cultural understanding through active engagement with new people and environments, and build confidence, independence, and responsibility.