Global Education

Lake Forest Academy places the utmost importance on helping our students become better global citizens. Cultivating a deeper sense of global awareness and understanding is rooted throughout our curriculum. Whether in the classroom, on service trips, traveling with a class, or spending a year abroad, LFA students are encouraged to widen their horizons both figuratively and literally. Learn more about the many opportunities our students have to expand their global horizons by using the left-hand navigation menu.

Global learning must be intentional.

It implies a purposeful, educational environment in which our students learn to engage with the world
from multiple perspectives with empathy.

Capabilities essential to global citizenship: critical self-examination and examination of one’s own traditions, thinking as a citizen of the world, and exercising a “narrative imagination” that allows one to see the world through the eyes of others.

“the ability to be an intelligent reader of another person's story “
Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago

  • 70% of employers feel that it is VERY IMPORTANT that college graduates be able to analyze and solve complex problems with people from different backgrounds and cultures
  • 70% of employers describe their companies or organizations as “globally connected”

    (2014 survey,

Global Education Contact

Kristine Von Ogden
Dean of Curriculum & Innovation, Modern and Classical Languages Faculty (French)

Contact Us

1500 West Kennedy Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 615-3210

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