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Global Programs

Experience the World with Gilman: At Home and Abroad

At Gilman, we are committed to the idea that in order to prepare students for the world we live in, we must educate them to be competent and compassionate problem-solvers, empathetic communicators, and ethical leaders in an ever-changing global environment. The challenge of building a better tomorrow will be undertaken by those who see themselves as citizens of an international community, who are knowledgeable enough to understand their own perspectives and appreciate the perspectives of others, and who can work across and through cultural barriers to bring about meaningful change.

Our robust study-travel program endeavors to engage students in the world through international travel. Our aim is to best prepare our boys to become citizens of the global community, 7.9 billion strong and growing.

We offer several annual travel-study opportunities and a broad selection of summer programs.

Applications for the 2024 exchange programs are due on May 1, 2023.








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Gilman School is part a consortium of ninety leading independent schools from around the world in the Global Online Academy (GOA), a nonprofit organization that provides online courses to diversify and deepen the student learning experience. Gilman is one of a few Maryland schools participating in this program.

Launched in 2011, GOA reimagines learning to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally networked society. Member schools include The Dalton School, Buckingham Browne & Nichols, Cary Academy, Catlin Gabel, Jakarta Intercultural School, and King's Academy (Jordan).

At Gilman, GOA courses are open to rising juniors and seniors. Several Gilman faculty members also teach GOA classes.

View the GOA Course Catalog

A typical GOA course will be comprised of students located across multiple time zones that will collaborate on projects, communicate through discussion boards and video recordings, and have constant access to multimedia course materials. Teachers hold regularly scheduled virtual office hours, ensuring 1:1 instruction.


Joining Global Online Academy is an exciting opportunity both for faculty and students at Gilman to experience new, modern ways of teaching and learning. We benefit from expanded course offerings and teaching networks, while promoting students' global awareness and understanding.

Head of School Henry P. A. Smyth