Darlington School: Global Studies
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Global Studies Program

Reach far beyond our gates and discover
your place in the global community.

Our world is expanding more rapidly than ever before. As globalization becomes increasingly relevant in our daily lives, Darlington knows that you can't just talk about being a global citizen - you have to live it. That's why we've designed a program of academic study and experiential learning with a focus on international travel that helps students become contributors to the world around them.
Graduates of Darlington’s Global Studies Program don't just know about global issues, they understand them from seeing different perspectives in context with empathy for problems facing the world community developed through human experiences.
Students who meet all the requirements of the program by March of their senior year will graduate with a Global Studies Certificate in addition to their Darlington diploma.

Program requirements

The Global Issues/International Law course provides a foundation for understanding major global issues that are shaping the future. Global Issues will consist of a study of the global crisis map, both present and recent past crises, including political, military, cultural/ethnic, environmental, economic, race, and gender-related issues. International Law will cover topics such as international humanitarian law/law of armed conflict, law of the sea and air space, the functioning of the United Nations (including when law and morality appear to conflict), law relating to combating terrorism, and law related to interrogation and torture. Students may also take AP Comparative Government and Politics their senior year. This course focuses on government forms and practices outside of the United States.
Students who complete Level 3 by their sophomore year will be required to take the next level of language coursework their junior year.
Students must participate in Model UN for at least two years. This includes participating in the Model UN iPeriod and attendance at one competition per year.
Travel abroad, conduct field research and complete a capstone project designed to investigate other cultures and societies in an authentic way, while making new connections and exploring global issues. For the capstone project, students will choose and investigate one of the United Nations Development Programme's 17 Sustainable Development Goals -- related to topics like poverty, governance, environment, gender equality, and energy -- in a country of their choice.
Create, conduct, and present a capstone project to the Darlington and Greater Rome communities. Students will engage the community in a question-and-answer session about their research and experiences.
For more information about Darlington School's Global Studies Program, please contact Crystal Cleveland.