International Relations

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Students in library.
Students in library.

Opportunities

The Center offers a variety of opportunities for students to learn about different cultures, careers, and fields. We also provide opportunities to meet individuals from different backgrounds and ethnicities.
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FRIENDSHIP CIRCLES
 
Our Center students partner monthly with ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) students at JRHS to share, learn, and connect.

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GUEST SPEAKERS

We frequently invite guest speakers into our classrooms, as well as special programs for the entire JRHS student body. Speakers share about their cultures, perspectives, and experiences so students are being exposed to a variety of experiences to engage with their world. 

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IRISS SPEAKER SERIES

Our specialty center has created a speaker series that invites individuals from various business, organizations, and experiences to share about their international experiences to help shape and empower our students as global citizens.

PARTNERSHIPS

We have been extremely excited to partner with international students from the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University to host panels with international students, arrange dinners for Fulbright Scholars, and attend special events with their international students.

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International Speakers in library.
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United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals

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The Center utilizes the UN 17 Goals for Sustainable Development within our course curriculum and as a guide for enrichment opportunities.

Curriculum

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The International Relations component of our Center integrates discussions and learning to allow students to develop and recognize what is happening in other parts of the world.  Within the classes, students discuss current events, and international relations is woven throughout the curriculum of the teachers. 

  • Current Events

  • Engaging Discussions

  • Connections with students from other countries

  • Research leaders from different backgrounds

  • Texts read through a global lens