Portland, Maine -- CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange announced it has awarded 391 Global Navigator scholarships totaling more than $1.6 million to high school students to study abroad in summer 2015, the program’s pilot year. Forty-one high schools in six states were selected as Global Navigator schools, qualifying them for scholarships that enable their students to participate in summer study abroad programs.
The student scholarship recipients will each take part in one of 30 four-week language, culture and leadership programs this summer in one of 16 locations around the world. “The Global Navigator Scholarship program recognizes exemplary schools, then enables them to enhance student learning by providing real-world experiences for students who would not otherwise be able to study abroad,” James P. Pellow, Ed.D., president and chief executive officer of CIEE, said. “It levels the playing field for students from all backgrounds.”