Envoys proudly supports the Partnership for Global Learning, an innovative membership network providing leadership and structure to move international education from the margins to the mainstream. The PGL connects policy and practice in order to prepare American students to excel in an interconnected world.

We take our definition of global competency from the work of the PGL’s task force:

Global competence is the capacity and disposition to understand and act on issues of global significance.

Globally competent students are able to:

  • Investigate the world beyond their immediate environment, framing significant problems and conducting well-crafted research.
  • Recognize perspectives, others’ and their own, articulating and explaining such perspectives thoughtfully and respectfully.
  • Communicate ideas effectively with diverse audiences, bridging geographic, linguistic, ideological, and cultural barriers.
  • Take action to improve conditions, viewing themselves as players in the world and participating reflectively.

Envoys has dedicated itself to complementing the work of schools and families in building these competencies. Each program facilitates the investigation of specific global issues while also building a set of transferable skills. We integrate online courses, experiential learning activities, individualized research plans, and quality project outputs to ensure that Envoys students are prepared for the world.

  • The team at Envoys did their very best to ensure that the the “i’s were dotted and the t’s were crossed.” The staff was also quick to respond to any and all questions that arose prior, during and after the trip. My husband and I greatly appreciated the time Envoys took to provide preparation tips as well the planned activity schedules to help make our child’s South African trip a safe and memorable adventure”

    Regina J, Parent Dalton South Africa 2014
  • [Envoys] knows kids extremely well…they know how to be cool with them while still commanding authority and establishing ground rules…I was incredibly impressed with the protocols established and put in place by Envoys.

    Micah M., Traveling Faculty Friends Seminary Peru 2015
  • With its emphasis on empathy and general intelligence in planning, Envoys has quickly emerged as a premier global program provider. They are well worth the attention of any of our schools.

    Paul Miller Former Director of Global Initiatives,NAIS
  • Envoys carefully constructed an educational trip for students that purposefully engaged them to think, reflect, act, and enjoy. The travel logistics were always well-planned, and I had peace of mind knowing that my teen-aged daughter was in safe, responsible, and caring hands

    Alice T, Parent Deerfield South Korea, 2015
  • I could not have been more satisfied with the performance of Envoys throughout the entire process of planning and executing this trip. All Envoys staff demonstrated the utmost professionalism and dedication, as well as knowledge and competence. I am so glad that [we] chose to partner with Envoys!

    Rick S, Traveling Faculty Hingham Japan 2015
  • We had an amazing program. It was a biology teacher’s dream and Felipe and his crew couldn’t have been more thorough and professional to work with. Thanks for all of your efforts to organize an unforgettable experience for us all.

    Gerry, Traveling Faculty LCC Colombia, 2016
  • As a parent I felt the experience was well orchestrated and managed by Envoys. As a participant my daughter loved the whole experience; it is something she will treasure for the rest of her life

    Linda T, Parent Hingham Japan 2015
  • I don’t think it is possible to pull a trip like the Amazon and the many activities that you directed without the sense of purpose you have, without your drive for experiential learning for teenagers. All our experiences with the envoys team were amazing!

    Angela, Traveling Faculty RoundSquare Colombia 2015
  • It was not only the good times with our friends or the relationships we built but how we were after we came back, returning to this agitated society with a new view of ourselves and not just our impact on the world, but the world’s impact on us.

    Gabriela, Student Deerfield Colombia, 2014
  • any student groups participate in ‘voluntourism’. this trip did not attempt that, but rather funneled the collective energy of each member into meaningful, mutually beneficial cultural interactions…Thank you so much for this unforgettable and transformational experience.

    Altana, Student Friends Seminary, South Africa 2016