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International education experiences in Dominican Republic, South Africa available for students in Summer 2022


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Westerville students currently in grades 4-11 can join an international education experience during the Summer of 2022. One option for those in grades 4-7 is a marine conservation service-learning opportunity in the Dominican Republic while another for grades 7-11 features an exploration into the history, cultures, geology and ecology of South Africa. The experience also includes a safari. 

Students and parents must RSVP to attend virtual informational meetings to learn more about the program:

  • Marine Conservation in the Dominican Republic with Becky Rollo

    • 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24 

    • This experience is open to current students in grades 4-7. This service-learning opportunity gives students the chance to work with a local nonprofit and marine biologist.  Students actively help restore mangroves and coral while learning about the fragile ecosystems of the Dominican Republic.

    • Register for the meeting here. Learn more about the tour here.

    • Questions? Email rollor@wcsoh.org

  • Discover South Africa with Becky Rollo 

    • 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24 

    • This experience is open to students currently in grades 7-11. Students will have an opportunity to go on safari at Kruger National Park, visit the Cradle of Human Kind, face the history and landmarks of Apartheid, and view the cliffs and penguins of Cape Town.

    • Register for the meeting here. Learn more about the tour here.

    • Questions? Email rollor@wcsoh.org

Can’t make the meeting but want more information? RSVP and select “No but send info.”

“These opportunities give our kids something really big and exciting to look forward to, which so many need now more than ever,” Rollo said. “I've seen first hand how our school travel experiences help students step outside their comfort zone, gain a new sense of confidence, experience new cultures, and see the world outside the bubble of Westerville, Ohio, and even America.”