A signature component of our Global Studies Program, international boarding at Ashley Hall offers our campus a more worldly perspective. This year, we’re thrilled to have 21 girls from Asia and the Netherlands as members of the Upper School student body. The students call the Elizabeth Rivers Lewine ’54 House for Global Studies home while at Ashley Hall and enjoy close proximity to campus and all downtown Charleston has to offer. Welcome to the USA and Ashley Hall, girls!
Ashley Hall Head of School, Jill Muti, and the Board of Trustees are proud to name its newest building The Elizabeth Rivers Lewine ’54 House for Global Studies in honor of Ashley Hall Alumna and Charleston native Elizabeth Rivers Lewine. Located adjacent to the campus at 179 Rutledge Avenue, The Elizabeth Rivers Lewine ’54 House for Global Studies is the hub of Ashley Hall’s signature Global Studies Program which is designed to integrate global issues into the school’s curriculum.
This special dedication took place September 29 during a celebration marking the successful completion of the Global Studies Program Initiative, a $4 million fundraising campaign. On the naming of the building, Head of School, Jill Muti, stated, “The Ashley Hall community is thrilled to honor Elizabeth in this way. Through her love for Ashley Hall’s mission and initial leadership gift to the Centennial Campaign championing scholarship and program for students, in addition to her endorsement of the need for a robust global studies curricular focus, Elizabeth’s generosity will impact Ashley Hall students for generations to come.”
The Elizabeth Rivers Lewine ’54 House for Global Studies is the residential home for the school’s international boarding students and resident advisors. It also features studio space for internationally-focused Upper School humanities. The 18th-century home was purchased by Ashley Hall in 2013 and renovated to serve the unique needs of the global studies curriculum which addresses: International Law; Class, Race, and Gender studies; as well as co-curricular activities like the Model United Nations, language immersion programs, and international travel abroad opportunities.