Milton Hershey School Students Explore Careers through International Travel
International travel allows young adults to become global thinkers and gain valuable leadership skills of civic responsibility, ethics, and empathy. At Milton Hershey School, elevating our students’ global awareness and understanding is part of our 2020-25 strategic plan.
This year, MHS students embarked on two international learning experience trips as part of the Multicultural and Global Education program. Through this program, students learn more about global career options and develop the confidence and character that is required in today’s workforce.
“My goal is to help our graduates understand their role as citizens and the responsibility they have to their community, their country, and their world,” said Andrew Miller, MHS curriculum supervisor. “These opportunities allow students to see global challenges first-hand and consider the role they play in their future.”
In the spring, students traveled to England and Scotland. They explored heritage sites, connected with locals, and experienced the culture. Students also learned about the healthcare field by taking medical-themed tours in Edinburgh and London and speaking with professionals about applied medicine in Britain.
Before starting the 2023-24 school year, another group of students traveled to Germany, Finland, and Sweden. This trip’s activities focused on creating a sustainable future and a three-day conference in Berlin. At the conference, a group of students led by rising junior Zanai Robinson was selected as finalists in an awards ceremony for their presentation and project proposal.
After all international travel experiences, students complete an Inspired Project. These projects are an opportunity for students to extend their learning and to give back to their community by sharing their experiences with their peers, focusing on the change within themselves, and taking action to engage with the world around them.
“This trip has given me a new outlook on life and an appreciation for everything that I have, and have been given by MHS,” said Stephanie Garcia-Siegel.