What are you doing on your summer vacation? Are you learning about children’s rights in the Dominican Republic, or biodiversity and conservation in Costa Rica? Twenty-two Niles Township High School District 219 students will travel the world this summer, participating in the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) High School Summer Abroad programs. Twenty D219 students accepted CIEE Global Navigator Scholarships worth more than $73,000.
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 at CIEE Study Centers in 27 locations. 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: Annabelle Jiang, Aquatic Ecosystems and Sustainability in Lisbon, Portugal; Celia Buell, Children’s Rights and Education in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Elizabeth James, Spanish Language and Culture in Madrid, Spain; Irsyad Adam, French Language and Culture in Toulouse, France; Jasmine Gong, Aquatic Ecosystems and Sustainability in Lisbon, Portugal; Lukas Moskalis, K-Pop Immersion in Seoul, South Korea; Maeve Shampine, French Language Intensive in Rennes, France; Melody Yelenosky, Italian Language and Culture in Ferrara, Italy; Revathi Ravindran, Spanish Language and Culture in Madrid, Spain; Sieon Kim, Spanish Language and Culture in Madrid,Spain; and Yasmin Kaiser, Chinese Language and Culture in Shanghai, China.
West students: Alexandra Lee, Spanish Language and Culture in Seville, Spain; Anna Harbeck, Chinese Language and Culture in Nanjing China, Christina Grytsyshyn-Giger, Japanese Language and Pop Culture in Tokyo, Japan; Christine Lee, Japanese Language and Pop Culture in Tokyo, Japan; Dennis Angelov, Biodiversity and Conservation in Monteverde, Costa Rica; Grace Geraghty, French Language and Culture in Toulouse, Spain; Katherine Benstead, Spanish Language Intensive in Alicante, Spain; Priyanka Patel, Education as a Human Right in Cape Town, South Africa; Spencer Rudin, Spanish Language Intensive in Alicante, Spain; Tammy Dang, Japanese Language and Pop Culture in Tokyo, Japan; and Wyatt Zwik, German Language and Culture in Berlin, Germany.