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Global Citizenship

Jesuit Dallas incorporates global and cultural education into the core curriculum and extracurricular opportunities in ways that develop knowledge and skills that are rooted in inclusion and an awareness of globalization. Global citizenship in the student experience accomplishes our Jesuit mission of faith, justice, and intellect; it allows for an appreciation for dialogues of religions and cultures so students see the world as a unified whole in which we depend on each other. 



Classroom studies encourage our students to understand and respect world cultures, respect and value diversity, be open to experiences of countries, customs and cultures that are different from one’s own, and to have a global perspective on social injustices. Geography, World History, U.S. History, Foreign Language, and Social Justice and Public Policy are required for all students.  Many academic topics are best explored in relevant environments, including under the sea, at the Vatican, or on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. In order to encourage critical thinking and exploration, Jesuit offers for-credit classes that include travel as part of the learning experience. Programs that have been offered in recent years include the following:

  • Catholic Social Teaching – Tijuana, Mexico
  • History of China – People’s Republic of China
  • Government: Close-Up – Washington, D.C.
  • History of Rome – Rome, Italy
  • Marine Biology – Various Caribbean Islands



Jesuit Dallas has relationships with programs around the world that allow our students to travel and have cultural experiences that enrich their interests. Some of the relationships afford our students the chance to connect with Jesuit families from Jesuit schools in other countries, These exchange programs can last for several weeks or several months, depending on student and school interest and availability. Recent programs have included the following:

  • Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Milan, Italy
  • Peru, Sacred Valley (Machu Picchu) 
  • Taiwan 
  • Toulouse, France



Service and immersion trips provide the opportunity for our students to take learning outside of the classroom, serve the poor and marginalized, and understand more fully the diverse cultures of the world. Trips occur at different points in the year, some being short trips during spring break, while others are for over one week during the summer. Recent programs include the following:

  • Guatemala (Lake Atitlan region)
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Monterrey, Mexico
  • Quispicanchi, Peru
  • Quito, Ecuador

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