THINK Global School is the world’s first traveling high school. Attendees between the ages of 15-18 gain an education by living in four different countries each year (ten countries total) and learning firsthand from their multicultural experiences. During their time in-country, students gain the expertise necessary to bring about change in our increasingly global world through a rigorous academic curriculum based on project-based learning. You can learn more about our Changemaker Curriculum on the Academics portion of this page.
Central to THINK Global School‘s mission is diversity. Its small student body of 41 students consists of attendees from over 25 countries, making it one of the most diverse boarding schools in the world. This diversity ensures that a wide variety of viewpoints are expressed during discussions and that lifelong friendships are formed with classmates from all manner of backgrounds.
THINK Global School is small by design to ensure each attendee has all of their individual needs recognized. At 4:1, THINK Global School possesses one of the lowest student-to-faculty ratios globally and ensures students receive near-unlimited facetime and support during their travels around the world.
THINK Global School recognizes that the adolescent years are among the most crucial development-wise and is committed to seeing its students flourish in all aspects of life.
To do so, students meet regularly with an advisor during their time in-country to ensure they succeed mentally and academically. School counselors also travel alongside students to each location, providing emotional support and college advice.
This focus on social-emotional health is one of the bedrocks of a THINK Global School education. Research shows that motivated students are more engaged, and their academic outcomes are improved. It’s a whole-child approach that THINK Global School is proud to employ.
Students attending THINK Global School observe a year-round academic calendar consisting of eight onsite weeks and five at home. This way, students have plenty of time in-country to develop new ideas, new appreciations, and new perspectives on best impacting their home communities without becoming homesick.
In between countries, students have five weeks at home to reconnect with family and friends, participate in online learning, including background research and preparatory reading, work on local service initiatives, and self-study for optional AP and other college entrance exams.
Even with these extended breaks, THINK Global School students still average more days of learning than students in most countries worldwide.
94% Of Think Global School Students Have Gone on to University.
The Changemaker Curriculum goes above and beyond to prepare students for the academic and social rigors of university. By letting students guide their learning and imbuing every aspect of their education with compassion and service, they’re empowered to become leaders in their university communities and beyond.
An education at THINK Global School includes regular one-on-one sessions with a college and career counselor, designed to give students the tools they need to navigate the university admissions process.
While most THINK Global School students go on to university, our faculty and counselors provide full support to students who envision a different route to success.
THINK Global School’s Changemaker Curriculum is reviewed and accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Besides travel, what makes THINK Global School so unique is its Changemaker Curriculum. Rather than educate students in the traditional classroom setting, THINK Global School takes full advantage of the countries it calls home through project-based learning.
During project-based learning, students explore real-world problems by creating and implementing projects that address them. These projects allow students to be hands-on and in charge of their education rather than simply listening to teachers lecture. Students discover their strengths and how to apply them during their project work and develop critical 21st-century skills such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity, which are integral for success at university and beyond.
What sets THINK Global School apart from other schools offering a project-based curriculum is that projects are designed around the countries the students inhabit. THINK Global School educators develop projects relevant to each country, meaning students regularly engage in work focused on significant local issues.
Each country is an opportunity to meet with a wide array of local experts, guest speakers, and other individuals who provide a comprehensive picture of the topic at hand and provide meaningful career advice that will aid the student in deciding on the best university to attend or start-up to intern at.