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.
Our Center students partner monthly with ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) students at JRHS to share, learn, and connect.
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.
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.
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.
United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals
The Center utilizes the UN 17 Goals for Sustainable Development within our course curriculum and as a guide for enrichment opportunities.
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.
Connections with students from other countries
Research leaders from different backgrounds
Texts read through a global lens