Students at TCIS are affiliated with many established international groups and organizations that help them expand their learning and connect with real people in various fields and endeavors around the world. Examples of these organizations for TCIS students are outlined below:
National Honor Society (NHS) is the premier organization established to recognize outstanding grade 9-12 students in the United States and around the world. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921. Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS activities. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments but also challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
To learn more about the National Honor Society visit their website at http://www.nhs.us/
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is the premier organization established to recognize outstanding grade 6-8 students in the United States and around the world. The NJHS honors those students who have demonstrated exemplary actions in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments but also encourages them to develop further through active participation in school activities and community service opportunities.
To learn more about the National Junior Honor Society visit their website at http://www.njhs.us/
Model United Nations (MUN) is sponsored by the National Collegiate Conference Association (NCCA), and the goal of this student organization is to create the next generation of international leaders in the United States and around the world. The MUN is a nonprofit organization that advances understanding of the United Nations and contemporary international issues. The MUN positively affects the lives of participants and prepares them to be better global citizens through quality educational experiences that emphasize collaboration and cooperative resolution of conflict. Cooperative, hands-on, experiential learning allows students to confront a range of topics with the perspective of their assigned country or organization. Through these experiences - during preparation, in committee sessions, and even in hallway caucuses - students develop an appreciation of differing viewpoints, experience the challenges of negotiation, see the rewards of cooperation, broaden their worldview, and discover the human side of international relations and diplomacy.
To learn more about the Model United Nations visit their website at http://www.nmun.org/ncca.html
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who work to fight against global injustice. They campaign for a world where human rights will be enjoyed by all. The organization is funded by Amnesty International members around the world. It is independent of any political ideology or economic interest. Through detailed research and campaigning, Amnesty International helps fight abuses of human rights worldwide. The organization works to changes oppressive laws and free people jailed unjustly. i) Research: Human rights change starts with the facts. Amnesty International experts do accurate, crosschecked research into human rights violations by governments and others worldwide. ii) Advocacy and Lobbying: Amnesty International uses analysis to influence and press governments, companies and decision-makers to do the right thing. iii) Campaigns and Action: Through petitions, letters and protests, campaigners worldwide press for action from the people and institutions that can make change occur.
To learn more about Amnesty International visit their website at https://www.amnesty.org/en/
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is a leading humanitarian and development agency working globally for the rights of every child. It’s a United Nations program headquartered in New York City that provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. It is one of the members of the United Nations Development Group and its Executive Committee.
Child rights begin with safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflict and traverse the life cycle: pre-natal care for healthy births, clean water and sanitation, healthcare and education. UNICEF has spent nearly 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Working with and for children through adolescence and into adulthood requires a global presence whose goal is to produce results and monitor their effects. UNICEF also lobbies and partners with leaders, thinkers and policy makers to help all children realize their rights—especially the most disadvantaged.
To learn more about UNICEF visit their website at http://www.unicef.org/
The Global Issues Network, Asia (GINA) empowers young people to develop sustainable solutions to address global problems and to implement their ideas with the support of the network. The key ideas are based on the book, High Noon- 20 Global Problems, 20 years to Solve Them by Jean Francois Rischard. The group delves into issues of sharing the planet such as global warming, biodiversity and ecosystem losses, fisheries depletion, deforestation, water deficits, and maritime safety and pollution. It gets involved with the fight against poverty, peacekeeping, conflict prevention, combating terrorism, education for all, global infectious diseases, the digital divide, natural disaster prevention and mitigation. The goal of GINA is to empower young people to collaborate locally, regionally, and globally in order to create project based sustainable solutions for global issues. Also, GINA works to recognize and nurture youth empowerment.
To learn more about Global Issues Network visit their website at http://globalissuesnetwork.org/
KEY Club International is a high school organization sponsored by Kiwanis International. Key Clubs globally assist Kiwanis in carrying out its mission to serve the children of the world. This international student-led organization gives its members opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership. High school student members of Key Club perform acts of service in their communities such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing and organizing food drives. They also learn leadership skills by running meetings, planning projects and holding elected leadership positions at the club, district, and international levels. Key Club International brings together all Key Club's members' efforts and energies into an area that makes an international impact through the Major Emphasis, "Children: Their Future, Our Focus.” The Major Emphasis unites Key Clubs under the banner of service that deals with the most important part of our community, our youth.
To learn more about KEY Club visit their website at http://www.keyclub.org/
The Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. It is a network of donors, volunteers, and employees who share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering in the United States and around the world, through five key service areas: disaster relief, supporting families, lifesaving blood, health and safety services, and international services. The Red Cross, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavors to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples. The organization aspires to turn compassion into action so that all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope. The Red Cross is ready and prepared for disasters with lifesaving blood and blood products and health training, and in an emergency there are trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.
To learn more about the Red Cross visit their website at http://www.redcross.org/
In addition to many international organizations, our students are also affiliated with a multitude of local groups and organizations within Korea. These national organizations involve everything from service to mathematics, science, music, art, and so much more. TCIS students are very connected to the national community through these kinds of groups and organizations within Korea.