International visitors from 25 countries stopped by DCIS on July 26 to learn about our programming and our vision for global education. The group was coordinated through World Denver, a local non-profit organization, that seeks to exercise citizen diplomacy by bringing people from around the world to Denver. The group of visitors were engaged in the U.S. State Department International Visitor Leadership Program and part of their objective was to examine ways to cultivate leadership in young people and encourage them to engage in actions to improve their communities. DCIS was their last stop on a three week tour of the United States.
Representing DCIS were Dr. Dan Lutz, Darlene Rivera, past board member Chet Sisk and alumni Daniel McCorquodale. We shared with the group our foundation of program requirements including school and community service and engaging in cultural events. The group was very interested in our vision of global education through the four domains that drive many of our class curriculums: Investigate the World, Recognize Perspectives, Communicate Ideas and Take Action. It was a pleasure exchanging ideas and visiting with this group. We look forward to meeting with more global citizens in the future and are very thankful to World Denver for making DCIS part of their programming for visiting international groups.