Global Citizenship

We are committed to the development of socially responsible leadership through international education.

To guide our membership community with this commitment and vision, we support three strategic growth areas for educational institutions. We encourage our members to:

Global citizenship

Enhance their global citizenship practices by self-determining contextually relevant and aspirational goals related to principles of personal, local, and global importance, such as environmental, economic, and social sustainability.

Inclusion via Diversity, Equity and Anti-racism

Recognise and consider everyone’s cultural background and identities by valuing their community members and giving consideration to their age, disabilities, neurodiversity, social status, economic status, languages, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and more.

Intercultural Learning

Nurture intercultural learning as an adaptive process that focuses on the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and attitudes such as intercultural understanding and competence, communication within and across cultures, conflict resolution, collaboration, and more.

Our members have access to resources and activities to engage in any combination of these three interrelated strategic growth areas. Visit the CIS Community portal for more.

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Read more about global citizenship across the community on the CIS Perspectives blog.

Enhancing student safety on off-site trips & athletics travel: A guide for schools

As international schools continue to expand their horizons with off-site educational trips, the importance of student safety during these excursions has never been more important. Leila Holmyard outlines ten practical steps all schools can follow to ensure off-site adventures are not only educational and enriching but also safe and secure.

Read more about Enhancing student safety on off-site trips & athletics travel: A guide for schools
Group of primary students

Student agency in promoting anti-discriminatory practices is key in shaping student experiences both at school and in life beyond school. During student interviews with a group of primary school students at a recent preparatory evaluation visit to Braeburn Dar Es Salaam, I asked what anti-discrimination meant to them.

Read more about Empowering students to foster anti-discriminatory practices: One school’s approach to promote student agency