We believe that education is the foundation to good citizenship. We believe in making the world our classroom. We believe in giving back and teaching others to give back.
Lourdes Global Educational services provides students opportunities to grow in faith, knowledge and a global understanding of our world. Through retreats, cultural immersion camps, global education and experiences, the company offers students affordable alternatives to a traditional way of learning. Experiential and engaged learning activities are at the center of every program Lourdes offers its students. The company was developed in response to rising costs and limits of hosting retreats, service opportunities, cultural immersion experiences and global education. Through a not-for-profit mindset and business model, Lourdes Global Educational Services provides affordable and viable global education and programming to all students.
Who We Are
With 30 years in education, James has served as a teacher, mentor, coach, administrator and all around leader in his field.
James focuses on innovation, change and growth in all of his endeavors. From creating technologically advanced learning communities to building complex international exchange companies, Jim has always been on the forefront of what is important and exciting about school and education.
Margaret started out as a student in one of James' first classes. She went on to study Education and Non-profit Management at Indiana University.
While in Bloomington, she worked with a large foreign exchange company and has always maintained a passion for international relationships, particularly within schools and the field of education. She currently runs both our long term boarding company for international students, and our short term international exchanges.