Learning in the World

University School’s global programs promote our mission to lead and serve. Through observation and participation with diverse communities, students develop cultural competence and build mutual understanding. These experiences broaden perspectives and foster emotional growth. Students gain confidence as they take steps toward becoming active citizens who give back to our community and beyond.

Learning beyond the walls of University School is an integral part of the curriculum. Few experiences can better stretch and challenge our students to understand themselves and their world than to become immersed in different cultures. Our program offers an array of carefully chosen experiences of varying length and purpose. 

The goals are to:

  • Develop greater cultural intelligence and positive attitudes in students to help them become global citizens,
  • Give each boy the confidence to be in charge of his own journey,
  • Stretch students beyond their immediate horizons,
  • Connect students with the world so they can contribute to developing regions through study, service, and learning.
Thank you for the hard work in making this trip possible. A small taste of Chinese culture in the USA is a start to hopefully a lifelong love of discovering other cultures all within and well represented in America, perhaps encouraging further travel around the world.

Recent Travel Programs

Upcoming Travel Programs

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  • Cadiz, Spain: Spanish Immersion

    June/July 2023

    Through our partnership with Centro MundoLengua, students will spend three weeks immersed in the Spanish language and culture in the ancient seaside city of Cádiz. Homestays, language classes, cultural activities, and daily and weekend excursions to places like Grenada and Seville will improve language skills and opportunities for personal growth. 
  • Morocco: A Journey Through Three Kingdoms

    June 2023

    In this 12-day journey, students will travel to North Africa and Europe to visit several coastal cities in Morocco, Gibraltar, and Madrid, Spain. During their travels, they will study the impact of migration, the spread of Islam and the role of religion in this region, and historical and contemporary relations between Spain and Morocco.

Morocco, North Africa 2019

Program Director

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    Mr. Michael Khoury 

    Director of Global Programs, Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, MS French Faculty
    216-321-8260 x8265

School Partner Programs

US partners with many other schools, both nationally and internationally, allowing our students to spend a semester or a year embracing new cultures, skills, and ideas. These programs enhance our students’ leadership capacities, foreign language abilities, affinity with the outdoors, and more.

Student participation in these programs must be arranged by individual families and are not sponsored programs through US.

• Alzar School
• High Mountain Institute
• Maine Coast Semester 
• The Mountain School
• School for Ethics and Global Leadership

• School Year Abroad
• The Island School

Shaker Heights Campus

20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
Phone: 216-321-8260

Hunting Valley Campus

2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, Ohio 44022
GRADES 9 – 12
Phone: 216-831-2200
University School serves over 850 boys in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 on two campuses in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. The School’s mission is to inspire boys of promise to become young men of character who lead and serve. Dedicated faculty, rigorous curriculum, and experiential programs foster intellectual, physical, creative, and moral excellence. University School is a diverse and inclusive community where each boy is known and loved. 
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