Students travel to study language, cultures in countries across globe

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Eighteen students from four Dallas ISD high schools accepted scholarships totaling nearly $100,000 to visit other countries this summer to study as part of the CIEE High School Summer Abroad Program.

More than 70 district students began applications for the program, and 22 were accepted into the Global Navigator Scholarship program, which Dallas ISD helped pioneer.

The program focuses on language proficiency, local interactions and intentional reflection by sending students to countries all over the world. The purpose is to encourage and prepare students to connect and communicate across cultures and make positive impacts on today’s global/local society.

Below is a list of students who participated along with what and where they studied.

Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy

  • Barak Gurnell; Spanish language and Chilean culture; Valparaiso, Chile
  • Bryan Ordonez-Santini; marine ecology; Kralendiijk, Bonaire
  • Caleb Smith; Spanish language and Chilean culture; Valparaiso, Chile
  • Kendrian Collins; Japanese language and pop culture; Tokyo, Japan
  • Tabufor Junior Tabufor; French language and culture; Toulouse, France
  • Wilbert Reyes-Cruz; German language and culture; Berlin, Germany

Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School

  • Abgel Tesfaye; Spanish language and Chilean culture; Madrid, Spain
  • Johanna Escanlar; Spanish language and Chilean culture; Valparaiso, Chile
  • Melany Ochoa; Spanish language and Chilean culture; Valparaiso, Chile
  • Sally Tamez; Spanish language and Chilean culture; Madrid, Spain
  • Valeria Delacruz; Spanish language and Chilean culture; Madrid, Spain

Moisés E. Molina High School

  • Briana Jasso; French language and culture; Toulouse, France
  • Damariz Olguin; French language and culture; Toulouse, France

Skyline High School

  • Brisa Luna; Chinese language and culture; Nanjing, China
  • Estephania Oriz; Italian language and culture; Ferrara, Italy
  • Helen Hernandez; German language and culture; Berlin, Germany
  • Lizbeth Espiricueta; French language and culture; Toulouse, France
  • Teanna Eafon; Chinese language and culture; Shanghai, China

Read a story published earlier this year about the Skyline students (pictured at top) who received scholarships here.

 

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