Global Connections


At Woodward, our global reach is an important part of our identity.

In 2014, we created the International and Global Connections program to provide even more opportunities for our students, so they gain a deep understanding of the differences that make cultures unique and the similarities that connect us all. Our program is unique in that it takes a holistic approach. Students can take advantage of travel and study abroad programs—sometimes for course credit—in a large number of countries around the world, including China, France, Costa Rica, Spain, and Italy.
We have sister schools in Australia, Germany, China, and France, as well as very strong ties to The Terranova School, our sister school in Mazabuka, Zambia, where faculty members and students travel every summer to provide service while learning about wildlife conservation and the economic conditions affecting Sub-Saharan Africa. Our goal is to develop a partner school in a country of every language we teach.
Each year, we welcome international students to study in our Middle and Upper Schools while staying with host families, and Woodward students can pursue opportunities to spend their junior year studying abroad. We are the first school in Atlanta to become a testing center for language proficiency certifications, which enable our students to attend universities abroad and eventually find work in the countries of their language. For more information, visit our International Admissions page.

"Before coming to Woodward, I didn't know people in other classes because we sat in the same classroom all day for all of our classes. Now I see so many different people every day, all heading to different places with different skin colors and eye colors, talking in different ways. To me, it is a brand new feeling: to actually feel the beauty of differences and uniformity at the same time."

-Phoenix Yifei Xu '19

Worldwide Opportunities

Global Studies

Stephane Allagnon

Stephane Allagnon

Titles: Director of International & Global Connections
"As Director of International and Global Connections at Woodward, I strive to help our students not only to understand our global communities better, but to experience them firsthand either on our campus or while studying and traveling abroad. With more international students attending our Academy and opportunities to travel abroad expanding each year, Woodward is continually bringing people closer around the world."

–Stéphane Allagnon