Global Citizenship

CIS is 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:

Global citizenship

CIS members are encouraged to 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

CIS members are encouraged to recognize and consider everyone’s cultural background and identities by valuing its community members, taking into consideration their age, disabilities, neurodiversity, social status, economic status, languages, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation and more. 

Intercultural Learning

CIS members are encouraged to nurture intercultural learning as an adaptive process that focuses on the acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes such as intercultural understanding & competence, communication within and across cultures, conflict resolution, collaboration and more.

CIS members have access to resources and activities as they engage in any combination of these three interrelated strategic growth areas.

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

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