Each DCPS Study Abroad trip has created a blog for their students to share their experiences through text, video and pictures. The Global Education team will be featuring especially moving or fun posts from the trips to highlight here. Be sure to check back every couple of days to see what's new!

Check out our featured blog posts from trips here! Until our last trip returns on July 22nd, DCPS Global Ed will select top-notch blog posts to be featured here. 

2017 Featured Posts

11th Grade Argentina Program

Read more on the Argentina Program's blog here! 

June 20, 2017
Written by: Cameron Gray
Walking Tree Student Participant

Today’s adventure included: An underground trip, a casual stroll in the expansive Botanical Gardens, two flea market excursions, a delicious chorizo experience and a sampling of the work of Argentina’s front-running modern artists. Understanding any culture different from your own requires exploration, which rests heavily on immersion. Navigating through the busy streets of San Telmo and Palermo, allowed us the opportunity to pick up common phrases such as “Subte”, “permiso” and “cuanto sale?” Stray cats and dogs, warm greetings and inclinations to be physically friendly, are just a few of the differences from the customs in the United States.

After leaving Chori, we boarded the bus and headed towards El Museo de Arte Moderno, de Buenos Aires. Before our scheduled tour, a few students took the time to enter Diego Bianchi’s interactive installation, which featured disembodied mannequins, fractured mirror displays, sliding wall components and brilliant strobe lights. The accompanying pamphlet included a discussion about the correlation between physical exhibition space and the essence of the contemporary art that inhabits it. The progressive art movement is very much alive in Buenos Aires and is establishing a basis for the future of art.

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11th Grade Service Learning in Senegal

Last Year's Featured Posts:

8th Grade Ecuador

 

11th Grade Dominican Republic

11th Grade Barcelona

11th Grade Peru

8th Grade China

8th Grade Costa Rica