International Studies Preparatory Academy at Gables (ISPA) is a full-time magnet language high school located in the heart of Miami-Dade County in the City of Coral Gables. Unique to International Studies Preparatory Academy is that students are given the opportunity to pursue world language studies in addition to an academic curriculum with an international focus that addresses rigorous standards of both United States and European Union educational systems. Additionally, the program offers students the opportunity to receive dual recognition of their studies, a US high school diploma and the equivalent diploma from the European country. The International Studies (IS) program is the result of a Memoranda of Understanding with the governments of France, Italy and Spain and is the only program of its kind in the United States. Students pursue world language studies, in addition to, an academic curriculum with an international focus that addresses rigorous standards of both United States and European Union educational systems. Its primary goal is to incorporate world principles that empower students to actively participate in the learning journey of becoming global citizens. Our mission is to prepare the students to meet the challenges of the 21st century through the development of their academic and social development, their linguistic capacity, cultural appreciation and international and global awareness. The students of ISPA will move forward ready to meet human demands of post-secondary education taking with them the power of two languages.