$25,000 in Global Navigator Scholarships for Staten Island Tech students

Dear Parents,

We are excited to announce that our school has been renewed to receive $25,000 in Global Navigator Scholarships for Staten Island Tech students to study abroad during their 2020 summer break! 

This is a rare opportunity for your teen to grow and gain experience for college and beyond. A high school study abroad experience also puts students in the top 1% of college applicants and gives them a great topic for their college application essays.

These summer study abroad programs are offered by CIEE, a leader in international education. CIEE has over 70 years of experience in international exchanges, handles all aspects of the program and travel, and offers start-to-finish support – insurance, great attention to safety, and 24/7 support lines. 

Staten Island Tech is excited to announce the following students were accepted and will be studying abroad with CIEE this summer in the following locations:

Xiao Ying Yang- Chinese Language & Culture in Shanghai, China

Yunhua Zhu- Chinese Language & Culture in Shanghai, China

Fan Lin- Spanish Language & Culture in Seville, Spain

Elizabeth Yakusheva- Exploring Rome Through the Arts in Rome, Italy

Vicky Zhou- Global Entrepreneurship in Shanghai, China

Tiffany Zou- Chinese Language & Culture in Shanghai, China

Thami Hamzane- Gaming & eSports Culture in Seoul, South Korea

Zhixing Chen- Global Entrepreneurship in Shanghai, China

Dylan Lee- Japanese Language & Culture in Kyoto, Japan

Satina Chen- Chinese Language & Culture in Shanghai, China

Cesar Velez- Aquatic Ecosystems & Sustainability in Lisbon, Portugal

All programs feature top-notch academics and cultural immersion, combined with exciting activities and travel in over 50 amazing destinations around the world. For 2020 there will be the addition of new program locations as well! There are three types of programs:

  • Language & Culture – Whether your teen is interested in Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, German, Japanese, Italian, or Arabic, language and cultural immersion programs are the best way to build language fluency and cultural competence. Upon completion, students will come home with a certificate showing growth in language proficiency, new cultural insights, and a portfolio of media products demonstrating their progress. For a $150 transcript fee, students can opt to receive 4 college credits for their 4-week program.
  • Service & Leadership – In community projects in the Dominican Republic, Thailand, Ghana, Mexico, Tanzania, Morocco or India, students help to make the world a better place and develop lifelong skills that will serve them as global citizens. Service projects focus on community development, the environment, children’s rights, or education, and students earn a certificate for 50 hours of service learning.

  • Global Discovery – Students explore a personal interest in places such as London, South Korea, Costa Rica, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Madrid, Berlin or Dublin and may even get a head start on a career! Programs include, but are not limited to Theater, Digital Filmmaking & Documentary, Human Rights & Environmental Policy, Biodiversity & Conservation, Public Health, Government, Global Entrepreneurship, or Marine Ecology.

Students graduating in 2021, 2022, or 2023 are eligible to apply for a scholarship for Summer 2020. Scholarship funds will be awarded based on merit and on financial need. Students traveling on a scholarship from previous summers are not eligible to reapply for scholarships, but will receive an Alumni Discount of 10% off their summer program. The final scholarship deadline will be Friday, February 14th

Students may apply online here:


A summer spent studying abroad can have a lifelong impact on your student. Now, the Global Navigator Scholarships make this valuable experience accessible, so we encourage you to seize this opportunity and apply!

If you have any questions, please reach out to our CIEE Advisor, Emily Gutierrez: 

Email: egutierrez@ciee.org

Phone: 207-274-3076