PHS Global Navigator Scholarship recipients pose with a globe

Four PHS students receive study-abroad scholarships

Posted May 1, 2017

Four Plymouth High School students will share $17,190 in Global Navigator Scholarships, enabling them to spend three or four weeks in a foreign country this summer.

This is the second year in a row that PHS has received scholarships. Last year nine PHS students studied in Mexico, Spain, Germany, Botswana, the Dominican Republic, and Chile.

All PHS freshmen, sophomores and juniors were invited to apply for 2017 scholarships. The following, chosen from a national pool, received awards:

  • Taylor Oreck – France
  • Lexi Meyer – Thailand
  • Azure Maki – Dominican Republic
  • Katie Pocian – Botswana

The students will attend summer study-abroad programs designed and directed by the Council on International Educational Exchange. The scholarships are given to schools demonstrating a commitment to developing global citizens and enthusiasm for world language instruction.

Understanding the need to create global citizens, the Plymouth School District offers a range of opportunities for students to experience other languages and cultures. Language teachers take students on international trips every year and developed the Global Education Achievement Certificate, which served as a model for a similar state certificate.

Only schools with the certificate could apply for the scholarships. Scholarship recipients then are selected by CIEE from the school’s applicants based on both merit and financial need.

Students can apply for any of 44 CIEE programs in 22 destinations. All programs combine cultural immersion and top-notch academics, and focus on language and culture, service and leadership, or global discovery.

Learn more:
Read an account of the 2016 Global Navigator trips taken by PHS students.
Visit the Innovative Opportunities section of our District Report Card to learn more about the unparalleled opportunities for international experiences available to our students.