What are you doing on your summer vacation? Are you learning about empowering girls through sports in Tanzania, or promoting children’s rights and education in the Dominican Republic? Twenty Niles Township High School District 219 students will travel the world this summer, participating in the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Global Navigator High School Summer Abroad programs. Twenty D219 students accepted CIEE Global Navigator Scholarships worth more almost $75,000.
CIEE was founded in 1947 with a simple mission: to increase understanding between peoples and establish trust between nations. For the past 70 years, CIEE has helped prepare students to navigate across languages, connect with cultures, and impact global issues in today’s interconnected world. The CIEE Global Navigator High School Summer Abroad programs are three- and four- week programs in more than 35 countries around the world. High school students discover a new culture and country and develop knowledge about a particular subject, in three program types: Language and Culture, Service and Leadership and Global Discovery.
These D219 students are participating in the CIEE High School Summer Abroad program:
North students: Heline Kim, Chinese Language and Culture in Shanghai, China; Madison Irons, Spanish Language and Chilean Culture in Valparaiso, Chile; Ovinabo Banerjee, Creating Change Through Solidarity in Guanajuato, Mexico; Serena Meyers, Spanish Language and Culture in Barcelona, Spain; Sophia Chen, French Language and Culture in Paris, France; and Ysa Quiballo, Creating Change Through Solidarity in Guanajuato, Mexico.
West students: Ben Pham, German Language and Culture in Shanghai, China; Chloe Babcock, Tropical Biodiversity Conservation in Monteverde, Costa Rica; Divitya Vakil, Empowering Girls Through Sports in Iringa, Tanzania; Evan Arvizu, Promoting Children’s Rights and Education in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Hina Haider, Spanish Language and Culture in Madrid, Spain; Husayn Dashtee, Arabic Language and Moroccan Culture in Rabat, Morocco; Jose Smith, Tropical Biodiversity Conservation in Monteverde, Costa Rica; Kivaun Jahad, Spanish Language and Culture in Seville, Spain; Marina Palladinetti, Tropical Biodiversity Conservation in Monteverde, Costa Rica; Sophia Izquierdo, Spanish Language and Culture in Barcelona, Spain; Stephana Ocneanu, Spanish Language and Culture in Seville, Spain; Tiffany Chin, Chinese Language and Culture in Nanjing, China; and Yunyan Mo, Exploring Rome through the Arts in Rome, Italy.