Student Travel Blogs

  • Ananya D's Explores China with Fort Bend ISD

    Ananya D's Explores China with Fort Bend ISD

    Ananya was part of the Fort Bend ISD student delegation that traveled to China this year to experience school in China and get to learn about Chinese culture first hand. Check out her travel blog to learn about her amazing experience.

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  • Rajit's Adventures in Spain

    Rajit's Adventures in Spain

    Junior Rajit G. explored Spain with his family this summer as part of his educational and cultural growth.

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  • Morgan Batiste-Simms' Year in Moldova

    Morgan Batiste-Simms' Year in Moldova

    Morgan choose to immerse herself in the Moldovan culture for her "senior" year of high school. Morgan traveled with National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program. She spent a year learning Russian, reading Russian literature, and spending as much time as she could learning and loving the culture of her host country. Upon her return to Clements High School in Sugar Land, she has held a cultural event for her fellow academy students sharing her experiences abroad. Click on her picture for an amazing article about her time there.

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  • China

    China

    Although I was super excited to spend three weeks volunteering in Beijing, I was also
    nervous and scared for a great many reasons. I'd never flown anywhere by myself before,
    much less internationally for three weeks without anyone I knew. I was concerned that I'd
    miss my flight or lose my travel documents somehow and either miss the opportunity to
    study abroad or get stranded in China. I'm vegetarian and a picky eater to boot, so I was
    worried I wouldn't end up eating as much as I should since there was no one there to force
    me to finish my food.

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  • Ireland 2016

    Ireland 2016

    I'm not entirely sure if it was purely because all of Ireland was in Christmas cheer, but the Irish have to have been the nicest group of people I have ever met while traveling Europe. The Irish always seemed happy to make your acquaintance, whether you were attending their pub, grabbing some ice cream, or if you looked...

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  • Germany 2015-2016

    Germany 2015-2016

    Packing for 10 months is a humongous task…especially if you’re someone like me that feels a questionable, one sided attachment to all of her clothes. I’m stricken as I’m forced to half and third my shirts, distraught that I can’t bring all of my Toms, paralyzed that I’ll have to wear...

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  • Cultural & Enrichment Event Guidelines

    Students must complete a minimum of 4 enrichment events each academic year for the Global Studies Academy.  (An academic year is defined as the first day of school until the last).

    At least three out of the four enrichment events must be a pre-approved event from the academy calendar.   Events are added or cancelled throughout the school year. If there is an event outside of those listed, you must go through the approval process for that event.  It is not guaranteed that an event will be approved. All school enrichment events will be verified through your EventBrite Ticket and signin. For credit for events not held by the academy, you will provide a picture of yourself at the event and a one page reflection of the event, unless otherwise stated. Each event listed on the calendar will have all of the information that you need for credit. The approval process requires you to fill out the Approval Form

    These enrichment activities are open to all GSA students regardless of their grade level although some events may have limited capacity. 


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    Come out for a fun filled day of learning about one of the UN's 5 sustainable goals. Hear guest speakers, attend culutural events, and visit a VR tent. 

     

    Click on the image above to register for the event and learn more about it. 

     

    Make sure to check out the Enrichment Document to see how you obtain credit. 

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  • Girlup Southeast Texas Regional Summit

     Location TBD but most likely Austin High School. Click HERE to register for the event ($15 online and $20 at the door). Don't forget to see the Enrichment Document for details on how to get credit. 

     

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  • TEDxYouth@EHS

    Date: 4/6/18

    Audience Apps Due: 2/28/18

    Time: 5:30 - 9:30PM

    TEDxYouth@EHS is a TEDxYouth event featuring captivating speakers, amazing performers, invigorating demonstrations, great food, and powerful networking tools.

     

    Check the Enrichment Document for credit details. 

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  • Engineering Career Fair

     

    The Engineering Academy Booster Club is hosting an Engineering Career Fair on April 18, 2018, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM in the Cafeteria of Elkins High School (7007 Knights Ct., Missouri City, TX 77459).

    Students who attend will receive information from engineers from different firms, fields, and schools.

    All Fort Bend ISD students are invited.

    Please register HERE 

    Check the enrichment document to see how to recieve credit

    This event is FREE!

     

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  • Black History Month Living Museum

    CHS' African American Students Association is proudly presenting Black History Month Living Museum on February 22nd from 3:30 - 5:30 at Clements HIgh School's  Downstairs Lecture Hall.

    Go to the Enrichment Document to see how to get credit. 

    Black History Month

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    Rice University's Baker Institute Independent Events  

    Various independent Baker Institute Events are pre-approved as enrichment/cultural activities. The list is updated as events become available. Some events require registration and may have a cost associated with them. Review all events on the enrichment list document by clicking the link above. The individual events are not posted separately on this website, only on the document. 

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    WACH Student Diplomat Status  

    Have you participated in at least 3 WACH events? If so, you are a Student Diplomat. Earning Student Diplomat status AND attending the awards ceremony in full counts as a pre-approved event. Please fill out the form as soon as you have done at least 3 events. The events do not have to have been pre-approved by the Academy. The ceremony is May 18, 2017. Deadline to fill out form and claim status is May 8, 2017. *The Ceremony does NOT count as one one of your 3 events when tallying WACH events for the status. The Ceremony is a 4th event.

     

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  • Pre-Approved Independent WACH Events

    Various independent WACH events are pre-approved as cultural/enrichment activities. The list is updated as events become available. Some events require registration and may cost money. Review all events on the cultural/enrichment event document. Events will NOT be posted separately on the website, only on the document.  Attending WACH events also gives you the opportunity to earn Student Diplomat Status which in and of itself could be a pre-approved cultural/enrichment activity if all criteria are met. 

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Approved Outside Events

  • Remember: only 1 outside event can count as part of your 4 for the academic year. If you would like to submit an event for approval, please fill out the form and be sure to follow all guidelines. To find out more information about approved Outside Events (such as credit verification requirements), click on the links below. 

    AURA: Metamorphosis

     

    AURA Contemporary  Ensemble. It’s an ensemble that uses music from five endangered Australian Species as well as originally composed music to tell a story about “the profound changes of an aging father in ‘Old Kings in Exile’” See the link for registration and information. 

     

    Make sure to check the Enrichment Document for how to get credit for the event

     

    Islamic Art Festival

    A festival featuring different types of Islamic art. Ranging from ceramic tiles and painting to henna tattoo, Ebru and calligraphy. Also enjoy Ethnic foods. Please see the Outside Event section of the Enrichment Document for more information and the requirements for credit for the event. The event is free but you need to register. See the link for more information

     

    28th Annual Native American Championship Pow Wow.

     A two day festival of Native American art, craft show, tipis, honoring ceremonies and food capped off with traditional Native American dances. Dozens of tribes are represented in a dance competition with ages ranging from 2 years old to elders in their 80’s. Please see the Outside Event section of the Enrichment Document for more information and the requirements for credit for the event. 

Travel Abroad Opportunities

  • No travel abroad opportunities are sponsored by FBISD, nor does the District hold any liability/responsibility. All inquiries about the opportunities should be directed to the outside entity.
     

    CIEE Global Navigator Programs

    CIEE is a non-profit organization offering a variety of study abroad opportunities to students. Scholarships are available based on merit and/or financial need. Deadline for scholarship programs: Feb. 15, 2017. Travis HS is a Global Navigator School.

     


     


     

Last Modified on December 19, 2018