GSI announced new MS Exchange Program, May 14

by: Emili Jaime-Allwood, Lower School Spanish Teacher
The Global Scholars Initiative (GSI) at Shorecrest will be working with two international schools for the 2019-2020 school year to welcome international students on campus. The plan is to complete the first EXCHANGE PROGRAM for Middle School next year.

Fourth, fifth and sixth grade Chargers will be hosting a delegation from Lima Villa College. This is a bilingual school located in Lima, Peru, that is a member - like Shorecrest - of ISSE (International School to School Experience). Fourth and fifth grade will only be hosting visiting students. Mrs. Carolina Goicochea, the Headmaster of Lima Villa College, visited Shorecrest in early May. While on campus she visited fourth, fifth and sixth grade classrooms. She also met with Mr. Murphy, Mrs. Grant, Dr. Bianco, and Señora Jaime-Allwood. They spoke about the goals and plans for the GSI Exchange Program.

GSI hopes to also send Shorecrest sixth graders, our first Middle School delegation, to Lima for two weeks at the end of the school year, completing a true exchange program.
Eighth grade will have the opportunity to have their first complete exchange with Madrid, Spain. GSI is paired with the bilingual school Colegio Ramon y Cajal thanks to recommendations from Shorecrest parents. Mrs. Paloma Sanz, their Director of Technology and Professional Development, also visited Shorecrest in early May. She is the former exchange coordinator at Colegio Ramón y Cajal. They already have an established exchange program with Corbett Prep in Tampa.

Our eighth grade students will have the chance to host a delegation from Spain in October, and GSI hopes to visit Spain in February.

To learn more please come to an informational meeting on Tuesday, May 14, at 5:30pm in the Charger Commons Dining Room. RSVP to Señora Jaime-Allwood:


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