Global Travel STEM Summit through EF Tours:

Written by Jenny Miltner, Teacher

As educators and parents, we must prepare our students to succeed in an increasingly globalized world. The best way to do this is by teaching them to be creative, innovative and adaptable—by investing in 21st century skills that prepare them for college and future careers.

If you received a copy of this letter, your student has distinguished himself or herself as a potential ambassador for Dublin City Schools. Due to his/her personal character and dedication to academics, your student has been recommended by at least one of their teachers at Dublin City Schools to travel to Europe in June 2015 for the EF Global Student Leaders Summit. The Summit, which will explore the topic of Innovation and the Future of Education, is part of a series developed to bring young leaders from around the world together, to inspire and prepare them to solve the global challenges of today—and tomorrow. It includes an immersive tour that explores some of the world’s most treasured European cities and culminates in a two-day leadership conference in Davos, Switzerland - home of the annual meetings of the World Economic Forum (We’ll actually be using the same venue!).

Our immersive tour will feature visits to London and Switzerland, with highlights including a visit with student leaders at an IB school in Torbay, a visit to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, and Stonehenge. The conference itself presents a unique opportunity for students to hear first-hand from world-renowned keynote speakers, work with local and global experts in workshops, and collaborate with peers in small international teams to develop local solutions to global problems. Past keynote speakers have included Vice President Al Gore, former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, Jr., and noted environmentalist Severn Cullis-Suzuki. The keynotes for our 2015 European Summit will be announced later this year.

I hope you and your child can join us. This is a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience that truly sets students apart and prepares them for the future. Please contact me for details.


Jenny Miltner
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(614) 718-8044