Several Skyline students will get the chance to study abroad this summer thanks to scholarships from the Council on International Educational Exchange.
All five students are in Skyline High School’s World Languages Cluster, a program where students can become familiar with up to four different languages.
The students will spend a total of four weeks abroad at destinations such as Germany, Italy, China, France and Spain. They were awarded scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $6,200 based on academic merit and financial need.
“Our World Languages Cluster and the CIEE scholarships position Skyline as one of the leading globally-minded schools in the area,” Skyline Principal Janice Lombardi said. “We are proud to be able to prepare students for success on a global scale.”
Skyline High School’s World Languages Cluster offers classes for students in eight languages: Spanish, French, Chinese, American Sign Language, Italian, Latin, German, and Japanese. The program aims to teach students about the world on a larger scale and gives students the opportunity of graduating with knowledge of up to four languages.
Jose Sologuren, who leads the cluster, said the goal isn’t necessarily for students to be fluent in multiple languages, but to have a greater understanding of the world at large.
“The more we know about other cultures, the more we can learn and understand other people,” he said. “This program opens students’ eyes to the larger world around them.”
Skyline’s World Languages Cluster is a magnet program offered at the school. The application to attend a magnet school or program such as the World Languages cluster is open through Jan. 31.
Applications are available here.