One of the best ways to prepare students to participate in the global community is to provide them with the experience of learning about and getting to know students from around the world. Since 1980 Nativity has worked with schools in 22 different countries to provide that global experience for our students.
Visiting students come prepared to visit each classroom to share their nation’s culture and history with our students through age-appropriate activities. While in Cincinnati, they live with Nativity families and attend classes at Nativity to experience American family and school life. Their visit always includes trips to local points of interest. The same thing happens when our students travel to another country. The exchange program is funded by families who choose to participate as host families or send their son/daughter abroad.
The exchange program at Nativity is one of the reasons this is A Great Place to Be. Meeting students in class and on the playground is a great way to learn about the world and to build friendships that can last a lifetime.
Certificate for International Studies
In 1979 Nativity began to develop its connection to the global community and emphasize global education. It began with the student exchange program when we sent our first delegation to Olinca School in Mexico City in 1980. An emphasis on physical and political geography followed. The 6th Grade Muslim Project was added in 2009. World Language offering expanded to include Spanish and Chinese in Grades K-8.
Since then the global education program at Nativity as evolved to include:
- The opportunity to study Spanish in Grades K-8 and Latin in Grades 6-8.
- A Map Studies Program with an emphasis on physical and political geography.
- The opportunity to get to know students from abroad through the Student Exchange Program.
- An in-depth study of one nation of the world through the Sixth Grade International Day.
- Assistance for those in need through Project H.O.P.E.
- The Capstone Essay.
Our students have built a strong foundation for further study and global citizenship through the opportunities here at Nativity. The Certificate for International Studies is presented each year to members of the graduating class who have successfully completed the requirements and demonstrated excellence in each area.
|1980-81||Mexico||John F. Kennedy School|
|1981-82||Mexico||John F. Kennedy School|
|1983-84||El Salvador||Colegio Internacional|
|1984-86||Mexico||Benjamin Franklin School|
|1985-86||Jamaica||Jessie Rippoll School|
|1987-88||Mexico||John F. Kennedy School|
|1988-89||Mexico||John F. Kennedy School|
|1989-90||Australia||Belgrave South Primary|
|1989-90||Honduras||St. John Episcopal School|
|1989-90||Mexico||John F. Kennedy School|
|1990-91||India||Bal Bharati School|
|1990-91||Mexico||John F. Kennedy School|
|1991-92||Costa Rica||St. Anthony School|
|1991-92||France||Ecole des Brousailles|
|1992-93||New Zealand||Takapuna Intermediate|
|1993-94||New Zealand||Takapuna Intermediate|
|1997-98||Kenya||St. Catherine School|
|1997-98||New Zealand||Takapuna Intermediate|
|1997-98||Germany||Otto Hahn Gymnasium|
|1999-00||Germany||Otto Hahn Gymnasium|
|1999-00||France||Ecole Croix Boissee|
|2000-01||Hungary||International Projects Week|
|2001-02||Argentina||St. Peter School|
|2002-03||Germany||Otto Hahn Gymnasium|
|2003-04||Netherlands||International Projects Week|
|2004-05||Malaysia||Sri Kuala Lumpor|
|2005-06||Germany||Otto Hahn Gymnasium|
|2005-06||Malaysia||Sri Kuala Lumpor|
|2006-07||USA||International Projects Week|
Germany, Netherlands, Hungary, Russia
|2007-08||Germany||Otto Hahn Gymnasium|
|2007-08||China||Long Cheng Middle School|
|2009-10||Poland||International Projects Week|
|2009-10||China||Long Cheng Middle School|
|2010-11||USA||The Friendship Journey|
Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine
|2011-12||China||Long Cheng Middle School|
|2012-13||El Salvador||Escuela Panamericana|
|2013-14||USA||The Friendship Journey|
Germany, Netherlands, Poland,
Mexico, Ukraine, China
|2013-14||China||Long Cheng Middle School|
|2013-14||Australia||Upwey South Primary School|
|2014-15||Germany||Otto Hahn Gymnasium|
|2015-16||China||Long Cheng Middle School|
|2016-17||USA||The Friendship Journey|
Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland
|2018-19||Mexico||Colegio Buena Tierra|
|2018-19||China||Long Cheng Middle School|
|2019-20||Netherlands||Dr. Aletta Jacobs College|
|2021-22||France||Collège Paul Fort|
|2022-23||Mexico||Colegio Buena Tierra|