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MHS Students Reflect on Educational Tour of Germany and Switzerland

A group of 24 Milton Hershey School Senior Division students recently returned from a 12-day educational tour through Germany and Switzerland as part of the school’s Multicultural and Global Education program.

The tour, organized by Education First, educated students about the impact the integration of technology and renewable energy has had on society. Students spent two days attending a Global Leadership Summit on the influence of technology in Berlin, Germany. The summit brought together students from across North America and Europe for an educational tour with workshops where they learned from world-renowned thought leaders in the field of technology.

“My trip was inspiring and life-changing. The people I met and the places I saw changed my perspective on the world and I made great bonds that will last a lifetime,” said Sinclaire Heintz, an MHS junior.

After attending the summit, students immersed themselves in European culture. They toured historic towns in Germany and Switzerland, and visited the Innovation Academy in Freiburg, Germany – a town that has become a solar energy hub.

The school’s Multicultural and Global Education program provides high school students with opportunities to gain worldly experiences through international travel. The goal of the program is for students to gain a better understanding of themselves, different cultures, and the systems in which they live through each educational tour.

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