About Dalton's Global Initiatives Program

Dalton Global Initiatives (DGI) provide students with rigorous, individualized experiences that cultivate global leadership and promote understanding and responsibility in the world community.

Through DGI, students are encouraged to take action for a more just world community, to engage in multi-cultural and multi-perspective thought processes, to achieve fluency in foreign languages which facilitates full participation in the global experience, to integrate themselves into new surroundings as members of local communities, and to appreciate different perspectives, traditions and practices of those around them.

DGI Latest News

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  • DGI Trips: Enhancement Opportunities for Dalton High School French and Mandarin Students

    While many students took a well-deserved rest and vacation over Spring Break from the rigors of their busy school days, two groups of students and chaperones journeyed far to practice their French and Mandarin while visiting Morocco and China. These two immersive trips provided valuable opportunities for students and faculty to connect with diverse peoples and places of the world. We have provided a few shots from the trips here, but be sure to visit their DGI China and DGI Morocco pages to read daily travelogues and view photos of these amazing trips.
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DGI Media

  • DGI China Selections - 2017

    Photos provided by Middle School Librarian Roxanne Feldman

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  • DGI Morocco Selections - 2017

    Photos by High School French Teacher Allison Albino

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  • 2017 - Multicultural Festival Video
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  • DGI China - 2016
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  • Ms. Fiore's Photos of Italy
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  • DGI Morocco - 2015

    Photos submitted by Fatima Mhinat and Marc Bendali

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  • High School Student Service in South Africa - 2014

    Photos provided by Yom Fox High School History Teacher, Dalton Global Initiatives Coordinator.

    There are 260 photos in the gallery. Please click the More Photos button to view more.

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  • Multicultural Festival - 2014
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  • Year of the Horse New Year Celebration
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  • Terra Ferma: An Interdisciplinary, Collaborative, Art Installation with the Students From Istanbul Roberts College

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  • Turkish Exchange Art Project - Terra Firma

    In the Winter of 2013 The Dalton School of New York City came together with Istanbul Robert College for a unique interdisciplinary collaboration between Turkish students of contemporary art and American students of ancient languages. Beginning at archaeological sites in Ephesus, Turkey, students from both schools researched together historical material and collected data. This process of investigation continued in Istanbul based at the SALT Museum of Contemporary Art, with students excavating contemporary cultural material and artifacts from the city's urban environment. The project now concludes in New York City with the collaborative art installation Terra Firma, combining the layers of cultural material collected throughout the process into a rich strata of image and text covering multiple geographies, peoples, and millennia. 70 Digital photographs from the ancient sites of Ephesus, Miletus, Didyma and Priene (the birthplace of the urban grid) have been layered with images of urban grids from New York City and Istanbul, forming a visual structure for the 70 contemporary artifacts, each covered in Anatolian clay dust. This project was directed by Jeffrey Baykal-Rollins and co-curated by Deniz Demir. 

    Text provided by Jeffery Baykal-Rollins.

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  • Dalton Teachers From Nagoya and Tokyo Visit Dalton NYC
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  • Dandelion School - 2012

    These videos were shot at the Dandelion School in Beijing in March of 2012.

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  • Dalton Goes to Singapore
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  • Grassroots China Trip - 2013

    A group of Dalton High School students and teachers joined with a group of students and teachers from Sidwell Friends School in Washington DC, to visit and study rural China during the summer of 2013. Photos provide by Dr. Stephen Mak, High School History teacher. View the complete news story.

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  • DGI Turkey - 2013
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  • "I Sing Beijing"
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  • "I Sing Beijing" Visits Dalton

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  • Argentinean Students with Dalton Hosts Meet Ellen Stein and Jim Best

    Coordinated by Ms. Michele Viard-Andre, Middle and High School French and Spanish Teacher, and despite last Friday's blast of snow and ice, these exchange students arrived safely from Argentina in New York and to Dalton. As is customary, they posed with their hosts for this picture in Ellen Stein's office,  where they were officially welcomed to the school.

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  • Chinese New Year Celebration - 2013
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