DCIS Students travel with a variety of groups depending on their interests and goals. Below are some organizations that we partner with regularly due to the quality of their programs and how well they support the DCIS Mission.
CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) DCIS is the only CIEE Global Navigator school in the Mountain West. This gives our students extra attention from CIEE in choosing students for their programs and awarding scholarships. In 2020, CIEE awarded our students over $17,000 in scholarships to spend a month in places like Spain, Japan, Morocco and China. Their programs support all languages taught at DCIS with month-long programs in twelve countries. They also support our school mission by offering Service and Leadership experiences as well as Global Discovery programs in the arts, STEM, Global Entrepreneurship and International Relations and Activism.
Adolesco is an extremely affordable exchange program offering cross-cultural homestay exchanges in Germany, France, Spain, Canada and the UK/Ireland.
The Blue Star of Hope’s Power Of One program offered profound experiences for many DCIS students. Students spend time hand feeding, bathing, and learning about and caring for Asian elephants, as well as river rafting, ocean swimming, visiting a typical Thai school and teaching English, and eating traditional foods.
The Rotary Youth Exchange offers high school students an opportunity to apply for an academic year abroad. Applications are generally accepted in the fall for the following school year. Contact your local Rotary for more information and details in the fall. Applications are usually due by November 1.