Global Education

St. Ignatius envisioned the world as a place where Christ loved and served—and, therefore, as a place of grace, a place of being able to give life to others. St. louis U. High embraces a global education model that illuminates the vision of Ignatius. We do so not just because a globally conscious education is vital to succeed in a world distinguished by interdependence, diversity and rapid change, but because it provides the knowledge and understanding of culture, language, geography and global perspectives needed to carry out our mission of building Christ's kingdom.

SLUH GLobal education Curriculum, 2021-2022Please review our Spring Break and summer programs. We are very pleased to offer them this current school year. All programs are contingent upon meeting minimum numbers of participants and domestic as well as international travel guidelines and conditions. Please fill out a SLUH Global Education Program Application, linked at the bottom of each program page, by Dec. 1st if you have serious interest in participating in ANY of our programs.

Applying to the program(s) in which you are interested will help guide our planning process. Applications are not binding and can be made to multiple programs. We will communicate additional steps for each program as the planning/preparation process progresses.  Students should plan to commit to Spring Break programs in late November/early December, but not expect to commit to summer programs until late February.  

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Summer Language Immersion Exchange with Colegio San Ignacio El Bosque in Santiago, Chile


Spring Break Language Immersion Exchange with Nanjing Foreign Language School in Nanjing, China

Cold War Eastern Europe

Spring Break Educational Travel Program through various Cold War sites in Germany, Poland, and other Eastern European nations


Summer Language Immersion Exchange with Colegio San Pedro Claver in Bucaramanga, Colombia


Summer Language Immersion Exchange with Holy Family School in Cairo, Egypt


Summer Language Immersion Exchange with Institution Notre Dame in Chartres, France

Iceland STEM

Summer Educational Travel Program to Iceland, visiting STEM-focused and cultural sites


Spring Break Service Immersion Program with Kino Border Initiative in Nogales, Mexico


Summer Language Immersion Exchange with Colegio Irabia Izaga in Pamplona, Spain

Global Senior Projects As part of our service program at SLUH, here are some global options that have typically been offered as part of our Senior Project experience that all students participate in during their time at SLUH.


Senior Service Project at St. John The Baptist, St. Petersburg Gimnaziya #209, and Special School #16

"Our students return from exchanges with not just a greater fluency in their language of study, but most importantly a true appreciation for another culture's point of view, the ability to see the world not just with our own eyes but through the eyes of another."

- Rob Chura

SLUH Russian teacher and Director of Global Education

Learn more about our Global Education Curriculum below