Global Connections XXI


Miami, Florida, USA

We invite you to attend the Global Connections Seminar-XXI, which will be hosted by Palmer Trinity School in Miami, Florida, USA from February 29 to March 6, 2020.

Miami is one of the last tropical oases known for its beautiful cityscapes, sparkling water, and eclectic culture.  The theme of our upcoming seminar is Human Migration and Water. We have chosen these as the most important global issues of the day.  We are excited to show you all that Miami, the Caribbean, the Atlantic, and the Everglades have to offer.  We will also have several powerful speakers, such as former President of the Republic of Costa Rica, Luis Solis, and Dr. Eduardo A. Gamarra, Professor from the School of Public and International Affairs at Florida International University.

You will stay at a hotel in Coconut Grove, walking distance to the Bay and historical sites located in a vibrant community.  The week will be filled with education, cultural experiences, and opportunities to engage in Miami hospitality.  Miami is unlike any other city in the United States–a bilingual city that is unique.  Please see the attached draft itinerary.

The Palmer Trinity team, all who have attended a Global Connections Seminar, look forward with great anticipation to welcoming you to our School and to Miami, the Magic City:  Head of School, Patrick Roberts, Ashley Chapman, Suzanne Calleja, and Manjula Salomon.   In addition, our Round Square representative, Danny Reynolds, looks forward to greeting you.

The cost of the seminar is $3250.  However, for any school that may require financial assistance, a generous financial aid package can be obtained directly from Malcolm McKenzie, Director of Global Connections and Head of School at Keystone Academy in China.

If you have not already registered, please click here to register for the Seminar.  The deadline for the final application has been extended to November 15.  We also ask that you please send a passport size photograph and a write-up about yourself (maximum 15 lines) to, at your earliest convenience.

Visas will be required for arrival in Miami, Florida as per the United States immigration rules.  For more details, please refer to

We hope you will join us.  If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne Calleja by email or by phone at (305) 969-4297.

Thank you.

GCS XXI Miami Committee


Patrick Roberts

Head of School


Manjula Salomon                   Danny Reynolds

Associate Head of School      Associate Head of School


Suzanne Gottlieb Calleja        Ashley Chapman

Associate Head of School      Head of Upper School


Click here to see the draft program