Global Education

Upper Arlington Schools is committed to ensuring that our students leave Upper Arlington prepared for college and career in this increasingly global society. Through collaboration with EF Education First, our students will have the opportunity to apply their classroom experiences to the real world on a global scale by traveling abroad with their teachers. The option of worldwide travel is one of many steps our district is taking to ensure our students remain on the cutting edge of 21st-century education and the globally competitive marketplace. 
Working with EF, Upper Arlington Schools is committed to providing teachers and their students with travel opportunities to the world’s most educational destinations. During their time at Upper Arlington, students at both the middle school and high school level are offered several different tour options, or prisms, through which they can see world. As part of these programs, every Upper Arlington student will receive high school or college credit based on their tour and grade level.

2024 Global Education Opportunities

Upper Arlington Schools will be offering several international educational travel opportunities in 2024 for students who will be in grades 6 through 12 during the 2023-2024 school year. Through these experiences, students will have the opportunity to grow their knowledge and skills in areas such as global language, STEM, leadership, history and culture. By taking part in these experiences, students will be given the chance to step outside their comfort zone, experience a new culture, and see the world from a different perspective.  

Upper Arlington Schools and EF Tours, the district’s travel partner, will be hosting two information sessions on Tuesday, April 4 in the first floor North Learning Commons at Upper Arlington High School. Please RSVP for either the middle school session or high school session below to help us prepare for the expected audience. There are limited spots available on these trips, so please make sure to attend if you and/or your student(s) are interested in learning more.

  • Upper Arlington Middle School Student Travel Info Session: 6 – 6:30 p.m. April 4


*Trips open to students currently in grades 5-7

  • Upper Arlington High School Student Travel Info Session: 7 – 7:30 p.m. April 4


*Trips open to students currently in grades 7-11

You can access the links below to learn more about the itineraries for each trip, as well as pricing and enrollment information. 

Need-based and merit-based scholarships are available; please contact Stephanie Siddens, Ph.D., deputy superintendent, at [email protected].


Stephanie Siddens, Ph.D.
Deputy Superintendent
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