Monthly Archives: June 2015

Global Student Leaders Summit Comes to an End

Today marked the final day of the Global Student Leaders Summit. The day started with four mini-keynote addresses by Dr. Rene Tristan Lydiksen, Nikhil Goyal, Mo-Yun Fong and Dr. Lauri Jarvilehto. Each speaker focused on a different aspect of the … Continue reading

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Global Student Leaders Summit – Day 2

Today kicked off Day 2 of the Global Student Leaders Summit in Davos, Switzerland with a keynote speech by Sir Ken Robinson. Robinson spoke about the future of education, with an emphasis on the role of creativity in education. Participating … Continue reading

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Monarchs Arrive in Davos, Switzerland for the Global Student Leaders Summit

Today, our group said good-bye to Italy and headed to Davos, Switzerland for the Global Student Leaders Summit. We traveled four and a half hours by bus to reach our final destination in this tour. Along the way, we stopped … Continue reading

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Ciao!

Our final day in Italy consisted of travel from Florence to Milan, where students first visited a nearby Montessori school. Once there, they sat in on a presentation by one of the faculty members, which consisted of the history, method, … Continue reading

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Monarchs Rally and Create a Special Memory in Italy

Day 6 in Italy started with unhappy news, as our Monarchs learned of the passing of their friend and classmate, Spencer Becker. Although in mourning, students rallied and the spirit that characterizes the Mater Dei family quickly emerged. Director of … Continue reading

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Monarchs Hit Florence – Day 5

Day 5: Florence Today started with a bus ride from Rome to Florence. Once in Florence, students visited the Duomo and participated in a guided tour of this magnificent city, including the birthplace of Dante Alighieri and the famous Ponte … Continue reading

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Monarchs Visit Vatican City

Day 4 started with an early rise to visit the world’s smallest country, Vatican City. After enduring long lines, throngs of people and hot weather, the group visited the Vatican museum, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica as … Continue reading

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