Students participating in Menlo School's Abroad program spend three weeks in Guatemala


Global Learning


Contact: Peter Brown, Upper School History teacher and Global Programs Director 

ext. 2238

At home in the world.

Menlo School’s Global Programs aspire to broaden and deepen students’ knowledge, curiosity, and engagement with ever-wider communities and cultures.

We offer a variety of programs including Global Scholars, Global Online Academy, collaborative forums with partner schools, and domestic and global travel. Each provides students with the experience and guidance they need to develop global competency and citizenship in an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world.

Global Studies Programs

Menlo Abroad students enjoy a waterfall on a hike in Costa Rica 2023

International and national global travel programs provide unique opportunities for learning and service through sustained encounters with diverse linguistic, cultural, and naturalistic environments. 
US History teacher and Global Studies Program Coordinator Peter Brown meets with a student

Menlo students who have demonstrated a serious interest and achievement in global studies while at Menlo through coursework, language study, community service, and travel are eligible to earn this certificate.
Upper School student studies independently in the Menlo School Library.

Menlo has been a member of the Global Online Academy since 2013. The mission of the Global Online Academy (GOA) is to replicate in online classrooms the intellectually rigorous programs and excellent teaching.
Students in Menlo's Global Issues for Global Citizen class taught by Mr. Nelson
The Global Issues history class partners with the HAND Foundation for Menlo’s Youth Philanthropy Project, giving students the opportunity to learn about philanthropy’s role in addressing social issues around the world and make a direct impact.
An Upper School student presents their Hand Project at an assembly.

Menlo provides two opportunities for Upper School students to compete for funded travel to more deeply explore interests.

Students representing Menlo's Pacific Islanders affinity group perform during the 2022 Global Expo.

Menlo’s global education extends beyond the classroom, where students have multiple opportunities to further their understanding of other cultures, environments, and global issues.

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