Global Connections

CSE’s mission is to connect students and teachers globally to Hmong around the world such as Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and China. CSE students connect to the world through in-class work, research, community experiences, international relationships and learning expeditions. Our students communicate with their peers in sister schools in Thailand to exchange information about school, family, culture and life.

Learning Expeditions 
Each year, a group of CSE 8th graders and staff participate in a learning expedition to Thailand where the students complete community service projects, and visit Thai schools, students and communities. The visits include tours of the refugee camps from which many of our students or their families immigrated.


Global Connections Thailand
June 12, 2017 to June 27, 2017


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Global Connections Thailand
April 27, 2015 to May 19, 2015



Global Connections Laos
April 23, 2014 to May 14, 2014
















For a recap of our 2012 visit to Thailand, read this article in the Hmong Times, “Community School of Excellence Students Bring Helping Hands, Eagerness to Learn to Thailand.” Read Article