International Opportunities

As a school whose mission is to prepare our students for college and beyond, The Tatnall School places an emphasis on the development of international understanding and empathy –important 21st century skills necessary for success in our increasingly interconnected world.

Beyond long-standing international travel and exchange opportunities, Tatnall has partnered with Global Youth Leadership Institute (GYLI), a transformative "four pillar" educational program that fosters collaborative leadership, multicultural identity, religious pluralism, and environmental sustainability.

GYLI Pillars:

Collaborative Leadership
Co-learning, and co-creating based on community, partnership and input from all stakeholders.

Environmental Sustainability
The development of a deep connection and responsibility to the natural world, and a holistic understanding of how to protect, restore and live within the means of nature.

Religious Pluralism
The understanding of other religions from the perspective of its followers, respecting their truth and recognizing their value to our community.

Multicultural Identity
The sharing, understanding, acceptance and promotion of multiple identities, and the common characteristics that unite us within a community.

“Tatnall is giving students the unique opportunity to consider their role in the community.”
 
— United States Senator Chris Coons addressing Tatnall students as he kicked off the State of the World Speaker Series. 

International Students

Each year, The Tatnall School welcomes international students to campus to provide our global friends the Tatnall experience. An integral part of the Upper School culture, Tatnall students have not only made life-long friendships from across the world, but have also gained a global perspective.
Tatnall partners with the following international youth exchange organizations:
  • AFS-USA
  • USAEDU

Travel Opportunities

At Tatnall, exploration continues on a global level. Tatnall students are afforded the opportunity to see the world and embark on journeys of personal growth, whether it’s performing at the Vatican as a member of the Concert Choir, traveling to France to improve his or her French skills or visiting Costa Rica as part of a science and Spanish immersion.

Tatnall has also formed a growing relationship with its sister school Skive Gymnasium & HF, in Skive, Denmark. Through this collaboration, Tatnall is able to welcome international students to campus while also allowing our students to visit a new country, learn about other education systems, and tour cultural sites. 

Students have the opportunity to visit the following countries and cities in recent years:

  • Guatemala
  • Denmark & London
  • France
  • Spain 
  • Italy
Since partnering with AFS in the mid-1950s, Tatnall has hosted more than 60 students from more than 20 different countries:

  • Argentina
  • Austria (2)
  • Belgium (4)
  • Brazil (5)
  • Chile (3)
  • Denmark (5)
  • England
  • Finland (2)
  • France (3)
  • Germany (8)
  • Italy (6)
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Norway (4)
  • South Africa (2)
  • Spain (3)
  • Sweden (4)
  • Switzerland (2)
  • Thailand
  • The Netherlands
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan

The Tatnall School

The Tatnall School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in PK3 through Grade 12 located in Wilmington, Delaware.