"I already can't wait for the next conference," says Valeria Morales Ciriaco '20, "and I know other students at RCDS will be excited for this opportunity, too."
As a part of the RCDS Global Studies program, a group of Upper School students recently traveled to Iceland, the land of fire and ice, to experience the surreal landscapes, unique culture, and discover the country's incredible sources of sustainable and renewable energy.
School might be out for the summer, but there's a lot still going on at RCDS - and abroad!
Professor Stefanie Chambers of Trinity College gave an incredible presentation to students in Grade 5 about her published research on Somali refugees. The students were deeply engaged, drawing connections from her presentation to the book they have just read in class, Katherine Applegate's Home of the Brave.
Club President P.J. Pujadas earned an Honorable Mention for his performance as a representative from the Philippines.
Kindergartners recently engaged in a study of homes around the world. After establishing the definition of a home, they investigated the styles and materials used to meet the need for differing shelters around the world. They also reflected on their own homes, inside and out. Synthesizing all that they had learned over the course of the study, the students each created a model home. A tremendous learning experience, and also a lot of fun!
Upper School students share their global travel and study abroad experiences with the RCDS community.
RCDS offered two new Global Studies travel programs in June.