These four Plymouth High School students received scholarships to study abroad during the summer of 2017. Informational meetings about next year’s Global Navigator program will be held Tuesday, Oct. 17
Posted October 16, 2017
Plymouth High School students are invited to apply for Global Navigator Scholarships, enabling them to spend three or four weeks in a foreign country next summer.
All PHS freshmen, sophomores and juniors were invited to apply for 2018 scholarships. Informational meetings will be held during Period 11 and after school on Tuesday, Oct. 17.
This will be the third year in a row that PHS receives scholarships. Last year, four PHS students studied in France, Thailand, the Dominican Republic, and Botswana; in 2016 nine students went to Mexico, Spain, Germany, Botswana, the Dominican Republic, and Chile.
Selected students 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 can 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.
• Read about the four PHS students selected for 2017 Global Navigator Scholarships.
• Visit the Innovative Opportunities section of our District Report Card to learn more about the unparalleled opportunities for international experiences available to our students.