Our Vision is to Bring the world to TIA and to bring TIA students to the world.
Dr. Herrera’s own love for international travel sparks another key component of her vision for TIA: Bringing the world to TIA and bringing TIA students to the world. Her eyes sparkle when she talks about it. “As a global preparatory academy, we teach the languages we believe will dominate tomorrow’s business environment: English, Spanish, and Chinese.”
Celebrating various cultural festivals is another way we promote a global perspective in the minds of our eager students. To understand a slice of Mexican culture we celebrate Cinco De Mayo. To gain an understanding of the Chinese culture, we learn about and celebrate Chinese New Year. The Southern Arizona Language Fair offers another way to stimulate a global consciousness and understanding of the world we will live in tomorrow.
Annually we take trips not only to local places like the Grand Canyon, but we also travel the world. We have seen Paris, Japan, China, and Spain. The student/teacher experiences are the realization of Dr. Herrera’s dream. She wants the students at TIA to have the opportunity to grow a bigger vision for their lives. “If they have a bigger vision, they are able to experience bigger, more fulfilling lives for themselves, and better impact the lives of people they touch. I want all of our students to take their places, not just as contributing citizens of our great country, but as citizens of the world.”
2004 – Mexico & Grand Canyon
2006 – Beijing & Shanghai, China; Grand Canyon
2007 – Grand Canyon
2008 – Barcelona, Spain, Rome, Italy, Morocco, Grand Canyon
2009 – Washington, DC; Grand Canyon
2010 – New York, New York; Grand Canyon
2011 – Grand Canyon
2012 – Paris, France
2013 – Catalina Island, California
2014 – Hong Kong, Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou Valley, Xi’an, Beijing, CHINA; Catalina Island, California
2015 – Manchester & London, United Kingdoms
2016 – Spain, Italy, Morocco, Catalina Island, Grand Canyon
2017 – Boston, New York
Does TIA sounds like the perfect school for your child? Enroll online here.