Global Studies

The Global Engagement Office offers a range of exciting opportunities for global study, travel, and service.

We offer academic courses with travel components, language-immersion programs, service-learning opportunities, a school-to-school exchange program, and participation in Model United Nations international conferences.

Each program is designed to fully involve and challenge students to engage critically and develop new insights into the communities we visit and people we meet. Our programs deepen students’ appreciation of the historical, socio-economic, linguistic, and cultural challenges and opportunities of countries across the globe. Through these experiences, we encourage our students to be discerning and well grounded, and to act with humanity and purpose, to help prepare them to take on the demands of our globally interconnected world.

Participation in our international programs, which are selective, requires completion of a formal application process. There are additional travel costs for these programs. Announcements about specific programs offered in a given year will be made by the Global Engagement Office early in the spring semester. Contact the Global Engagement Office for detailed program and application information.

For more information, and to see course descriptions, see the global studies section of the online Curriculum Guide.

Gretel Schatz

I want dance students to engage their own memory and intellect.

Becca Malloy

Science isn't just talk, but it certainly helps.

Mary Hefner

I love teaching AP Bio. The kids are highly motivated.

Faculty Profiles

This past summer, I increased my awareness of my identity by reconnecting with my native country, Ethiopia.


“I don’t think I would be anywhere near the person I am today if it wasn’t for NMH. It’s enlightened me about so many different things, and I’ve met people from everywhere you can imagine.”


In my old school, I never saw myself as someone who could be a Division I player one day. Now I can.


"One of my biggest influences has been my math teacher. He built this love of math in me—specifically, the idea that math can be used to interpret the world." 


"The fact that everything is here at my fingertips has really helped me grow."


"Almost all of our classes are conversation-based, which means that you're totally engaged in classroom discussion."


"I enjoy helping my friends, and it's given me a new respect for teachers. I may even go into teaching myself one day."


"In VOTES, I learned how to prepare and present—skills I drew on in Washington."


 "This year, I'm field hockey captain. I enjoy giving advice and support."


“I like that you can start completely new things. You can reinvent yourself.”


Dance has taken this creative learner on an artistic journey. 

Xiaoxian (Lily)

 “My teachers told me to use my own voice, and they pushed me to think about what I really believed in.”


"The curriculum here is hard, but it’s the right amount of hard."


“The academics are extremely rigorous, but because of the way teachers present things, it’s like, ‘I have school today!’”


“The learning you can do in a study-abroad program can outweigh anything else you can do even at a school like this.” 


“NMH encouraged me to explore new things, try everything, and see what’s best for me.”


“You’ll always find a place here as long as you just be yourself.”


“There is a community here that cares about you.”

Student Profiles