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Whittier Union High School District

La Serna Students to Study Abroad this Summer

Four La Serna High School students will spend four weeks overseas absorbing a foreign language and culture as CIEE Global Navigator High School Study Abroad scholarship recipients.
 
The students will travel to Europe and Asia to boost their language skills, participate in global outreach, explore service and leadership opportunities and bond with their host families.
 
The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) scholarships – which range from $1,000 to more than $6,000 – cover all or part of their tuition and travel expenses. All students will attend and complete one of two sessions offered this summer.
 
From La Serna High, sophomore Kaylie Ching will travel to Berlin, Germany; junior Samantha Padilla will study in Shanghai, China; and sophomores Monserrat Perez and Isabella Bracamonte will spend the summer together in Toulouse.
 
“I’m really excited,” Bracamonte said. “It’s been my dream to travel the world.”
 
The program will enable the students to boost their language skills, participate in global outreach, explore service and leadership opportunities and bond with their host families.
 
Students who demonstrate proficiency in a second language may earn the Seal of Biliteracy on their high school diploma.