• Global Education
SLUH Global Education Expands its Reach

In 2018, the Go Forth campaign established the first Director of Global Education (Rob Chura), started Arabic Language and Culture Studies, and began to expand foreign- and English-based exchange programs. Since then, the SLUH Global Education program has continued to thrive, providing Jr. Bills many opportunities to grow as global citizens in an Ignatian context.

The following summarizes Global Education activities in the 2022-23 school year.


  • Hosted 8 Polish, 6 Chilean and 2 Colombian students from Jesuit partner schools in each country.


  • Hosted 9 students from Jesuit partners in Gdynia and Krakow, Poland as they served 5 weeks at various sites in
    the St. Louis community

  • Sent students to 6 global Senior Project sites serving in the communities of SLUH partner schools:

    • 10 seniors in Guatemala at Esperanza Juvenil (Boys Hope Girls Hope)

    • 6 seniors in Taiwan at St. Aloysius School and Lodung High School working at various sites

    • 5 seniors in Poland working together with Jesuit partner schools and Jesuit Refugee Services
      to serve the Ukrainian refugee community

    • 3 seniors in Nogales, Mexico working at the Kino Border Initiative

    • 2 seniors in Chartres, France serving at various sites

    • 2 seniors in Amman, Jordan working with Syrian, Iraqi and Afghani refugees at Jesuit Refugee Services as well as Missionaries of Charity


  • 42 band students will travel to Italy for performance opportunities as well as to visit Ignatian Pilgrimage sites in Spain

  • 8 seniors will travel with Theology faculty to Spain and Italy for a full Ignatian Pilgrimage program

  • 6 students will travel with Social Studies faculty to Germany, Poland, and Czech Republic for a Cold War Program

  • 4 seniors and juniors will travel to Yilan, Taiwan for a Chinese language immersion program

  • Will host 14 boys from Colegio

  • Irabia-Izaga in Pamplona for a two-week visit in March

  • 15 boys and girls from our Taiwanese partner schools will join SLUH for a two-week visit in April

  • Will host 6 boys from Coláiste Ailigh in Letterkenny, Ireland, one of our two Irish partner schools, for a two-week visit in April


  • 16 members of the SLUH soccer program will travel to Barcelona, Spain to compete in the Manresa Cup, an all Jesuit international competition

  • 10 freshmen studying Spanish will travel to Colegio Irabia- Izaga in Pamplona, Spain
    for a two-week language immersion program

  • 9 sophomores studying Spanish will travel to Jesuit partner Colegio San Pedro Claver in Colombia for a three-week language immersion program

  • 4 juniors studying Spanish will travel to Jesuit partner Colegio San Ignacio El Bosque in Chile for a three-week language immersion program

  • 15 SLUH students studying Chinese will travel to Taiwan for a two-week language immersion program

  • 8 juniors studying Russian will travel to Poland for a 16-day language immersion and service program working with Ukrainian refugee teens

  • 6 juniors studying French will travel to St. Therese in Rambouillet, France for a 16-day language immersion program

  • 6 sophomores and juniors studying Arabic will travel to Jesuit partner Holy Family School in Cairo, Egypt for a two-week language immersion

  • 18 students will travel to Spain and Lisbon, Portugal to conduct and Ignatian Pilgrimage and participate in World Youth Day

  • 31 Latin students will travel to Rome, Italy and various other sites for a two-
    week Classics program


  • 25 SLUH Modern Language Students (5 each in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) will participate in the Modern Languages Summit with peers from Egypt, Taiwan, France, Ukraine, and Spain

  • 5 SLUH students will participate in the Jesuit Global Activism Leadership Summit with peers and educators from 20+ Jesuit partner schools from all over the world (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Nepal, Philippines, Poland, Ukraine, Zambia, Zimbabwe)

  • SLUH Global Ed faculty and One World Club Officers will participate in the UN Youth Conference in New York City

  • SLUH students will participate in SGD Changemakers,
    Inland Oceans, and other global advocacy programs

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