HISD students awarded scholarships to travel the world, study abroad

This summer more than 80 HISD high school students will practice their linguistic skills, develop cultural awareness and learn just what it takes to become a global citizen through The Council on International Educational Exchange’s (CIEE) Global Navigator High School Study Abroad Program. 

Students who hail from 19 different high schools will represent the district in 20 different countries on six different continents, including Australia, Botswana, China, Chile, France and Mexico.

This life-changing experience was made possible after the students earned a total of $370, 367 in financial aid to embark on their trips.

“High school students from across the nation compete for our Global Navigator scholarships, so this is no small achievement,” CIEE Regional Sales Manager Anna Johnson said. “We cannot wait to see the students practicing their foreign language skills or discovering a new passion.”

CIEE is a nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization that sponsors a wide variety of opportunities for the exchange of ideas and experiences. Through their High School Study Abroad program students can participate in a summer abroad program, a multi-semester abroad program, as well as gap year abroad program for recent graduates.

For more information on the study abroad program, visit www.ciee.org.