September 2018 - Exploring the World

Alex Ploner, Elkhart Memorial
Alex Ploner, an exchange student from Italy, talks about his experience at Elkhart Memorial, how schools in Italy differ from America, what life is like in a small Italian community, and his goals while he is in America. Learn more about Alex.
Returning to Elkhart Central
In 1986, Toni (Yewen) Sharp became the first exchange student with a disability to travel internationally, when she came to Elkhart Central from New Zealand. Read about Toni and her experience in Elkhart.
Students explore the country through summer programs
ECS students have the opportunity to learn and travel to Colorado, Washington, D.C., and the East Coast through summer field experience programs. Hear from the staff who plan the trips and students who've attended.
Students go global with international travel program
For Elkhart Central students Will Nolan and Amy Wyse, the opportunity to travel extended beyond the borders of the United States and into Spain and Chile. Read more about their experiences with international education.
Performing in the most magical places on Earth
For students who participate in an ECS music program, the opportunity to travel, explore, and sometimes play in an extraordinary location comes with the musical territory. Hear from students who have traveled with music programs.
Roosevelt students visit Kercher's Sunrise Orchard
For even our youngest students, travel provides a chance to see a different world outside of Elkhart. Check out our Facebook page for photos from Roosevelt's kindergarten adventure.
Elementary field trips through the years
As we tagged along on a field trip to Kercher's, we began to wonder about elementary field trips through the years. Hear from some of our staff about their favorite field trip destinations when they were Elkhart students!
Monique Harris, Riverview
Monique Harris traveled to Haiti in 2010 and the Riverview Elementary community has never been the same. Hear about Monique's travels and how she brings a culture of empathy to the students at Riverview through her experiences in Haiti. 
Hiromi Hollett, ECHS/EMHS
Originally from Japan, Hiromi Hollett brings the Japanese language and culture alive for students enrolled in Japanese language courses at Elkhart Central and Elkhart Memorial. Learn more about Hiromi and her travel experiences. 
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