Whitfield’s teaching and learning environment is designed to prepare students for a world that continues to shrink as technology connects us in real time, and global enterprise is the norm. A diverse student body broadens the perspectives and experiences shared in class discussions, thus broadening learning and preparing Whitfield students for the global realities they will face in college and beyond.
By establishing an international program that includes students from around the world choosing to study at Whitfield, we are providing all Whitfield students first-hand opportunities to experience cultures different than their own—educating students to be curious, respectful and empathetic. In this way, we foster the development of “Cultural Competence,” one of the six Habits of Mind and Heart fundamental to the education of our students. Diversity among a small student population creates strong bonds among students of vastly different backgrounds.