DCPS Goes Global

DCPS student travelers work hard at their service site in the Dominican Republic. (Courtesy of DCPS)

This summer, through the District of Columbia Public Schools’ Study Abroad program, more than 400 students are participating in fully-funded trips to more than a dozen countries.

One student reflected on his experience in Senegal: “We visited Goree Island, the hub for African slave trade by European settlers. We arrived at the only remaining holding cells for transit of enslaved Africans. It was a very intense and emotional experience for me, but I have never felt closer to my ancestors; I have never felt closer to myself.”

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