Summer Learning Abroad
For the past four years, the Palazzo Strozzi Renaissance Foundation has awarded deserving eleventh grade high school students in the New York City, Los Angeles, and Detroit public school systems with a fully funded opportunity to travel abroad for four weeks in Italy. This year, two outstanding students from Long Island City High School , Kevin Chen and Batur Shairdezah were chosen based on a written common application essay and an interview conducted by the foundation. They will join fourteen other scholars as they visit the cities of Rome, Venice, Milan, and Florence. Most importantly, the students will embark on an academic program about the cultural changes of the European Renaissance era.
For Kevin, this opportunity will allow him to travel and witness other cultures and lifestyles. He hopes to learn about starting a business and educating students overseas. Meanwhile, Batur hopes to become an endocrinologist and one day join Doctors without Borders. Both students have done exceptionally well at LICHS. We wish them all the best in their endeavors.
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