ACADEMICS | Education Without Frontiers Program
Education Without Frontiers Program
At the InterAmerican Academy (IAA), our mission is to prepare well-rounded, adaptive, critical-thinking students with twenty-first Century as well as life-long learning skills, in order to be active participants in the improvement of society. To support the development of such critical individuals and life-long learners, IAA offers an Education without Frontiers approach through memorable trips outside of the secondary school classroom. These trips are structured to spark and maintain the curiosity in youth regarding many subject areas of study.
The educational rationale of our Education without Frontiers initiative requires that IAA, at the secondary school level, should offer (whenever possible) in-campus as well as out of campus educational experiences for students to engage in learning. Through these off/on-campus, lived-experiences, the students travel, through memorable school-structured trips, with clear and precise, subject -driven educational objectives.
The philosophy of Education without Frontiers recommends for all secondary students at IAA to participate in these memorable trips, and accrue experiences to instill passion and curiosity for specific areas of learning. In this fashion, students will have a more genuine opportunity to develop their curiosity into a life-long commitment. Educational research has shown that universities seek individuals who are independent critical thinkers. Colleges also seek students who have maintained an active travel life for educational purposes that allowed them to discover and generate academic interest in their passion within a specific learning field.
Having these memorable trips can support students in ensuring a best-fit at their university of choice as well as generate a passion for their chosen field or profession.