Tag Archives: Student Writing

Alum Reflects On Summer Program in Rwanda, East Africa

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We were thrilled when Cole Kantgias, a senior at Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield Hills, MI, sent us a copy of an article that he wrote for his high school newspaper. The article gives an overview of his experience Continue reading

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Student Reflections from Summer Program in Costa Rica

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Check out these kind words from Mariana DeBare, a recent alumna of one of our summer language programs abroad. Mariana, a senior at The Wheeler School in RI, participated in our language immersion program in Costa Rica. She Continue reading

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Student Video from Costa Rica 2013

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Caitlin Karna, a senior at Ursuline Academy in Dallas, TX, traveled with us on our 2013 summer language immersion program in Costa Rica. She recently got in touch with us with some inspiring words and a terrific video from Continue reading

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Patronus Memory: Essay from Pre-College at Amherst College

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Emily, a current junior at Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn, New York, participated in our pre-college enrichment program at Amherst College last summer. She recently shared this new writing project of hers, inspired by her wonderful friends and Continue reading

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Teaching Pants: A College Essay by Ghana Alumna

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Gabby, a senior at Fox Lane High School in Pound Ridge, New York, traveled with us on two different summer community service programs abroad. She spent the summer of 2011 on our summer community service program in Vietnam and Continue reading

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College Essay: Community Service in Costa Rica

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Aliya, a senior at Weber High School in Atlanta, Georgia, traveled on our high school community service program in Costa Rica this past summer. She submitted a collection of excerpts from her summer journal as one of her essays for Continue reading

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College Essay: Volunteering in Senegal

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Roderick traveled with us on our high school summer community service program in Senegal in 2011. A current senior at Camden High School in Camden, South Carolina, he will be attending Wofford College in the fall. The essay below, about Continue reading

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Assumptions: An Essay from Our France Program

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Daniel, a sophomore at Trevor Day School in New York City, traveled with us on our high school language program in France in 2012. He recently shared this essay with us about his experience with his French homestay family.

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Gender in Cambodia: A College Essay by Hailey

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Hailey traveled with us on our high school summer program in Cambodia in 2012, focusing on gender and the arts in a country recovering from the devastating effects of genocide. She recently shared this college essay she wrote about her Continue reading

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Volunteering in Costa Rica: A College Essay By Lea

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Lea, a senior at Chase Collegiate School in West Hartford, Connecticut, traveled on two of our summer programs abroad. She spent the summer of 2008 on our program in Costa Rica for middle school students and 2012 on our Continue reading

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