The International Cultural Club of Newburyport High School’s mission is to provide students with opportunities to learn about the world beyond their community, and to learn how their community and they, themselves are a part of that world. Through monthly meetings, special cultural events, virtual exchanges and international travel the goal of the ICC is to provide students with the skills necessary to begin their journey as globally aware citizens. They will:
Investigate the world beyond their immediate environment, framing significant problems and conducting when applicable, well-crafted and age-appropriate research.
Recognize perspectives, others’ and their own, articulating and explaining such perspectives thoughtfully and respectfully.
“Going on the France and Spain trip made me realize how much I have to see in the world! I can't wait to explore all that Europe has to offer and immerse myself in a culture I got to see at the young age of sixteen with my school.” Grace D. Grade 10
“It was the best trip I have ever been on, it was amazing. I loved experiencing different cultures and visiting the art museums.“ Ariana C. Grade 10
“ It was an amazing opportunity to get out into the world with my students and learn about new cultures through their eyes. Authentic experiences like this are helping my students to develop the global view they need for success in today's interconnected world.” - Ms. Maconi - Group Leader
"Everyone we met in Cuba was so welcoming and friendly. I loved how colorful everything was and I feel like you could really feel the energy from the people, the food, and the towns we visited. I hope I can go back someday!" -Margaret D. Grade 11
“Cuba was an eye opening experience I think I won’t be able to get in any other part of the world for the rest of my life. Being able to go at the time we did was so interesting from an American point of view, and I’m glad I had the opportunity to be immersed in a culture so different from our own.” -Jack H Grade 10
"It was incredible to experience such a unique culture." -Lila P Grade 10
"It was nothing like I expected it would be...It was better. Being in Cuba was not only a once in a lifetime experience, but it was also an opportunity to become close with my classmates while we were able to adventure into a whole different world together." -Grace S