(Newtown Square, PA—April 6, 2015) High Tech students traveled to Europe as part of the Study Abroad program, submerging themselves in the languages and cultures of Austria, Italy, and France, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech.
Students started in Vienna, Austria, in which they viewed the famous Opera House, the Parliament, City Hall, and the Schonbrunn Palace, where Mozart performed as a child. Later, they visited Salzburg in Tyrol, Mozart’s birthplace, and experienced the elegance and splendor of the traditional Austrian Waltz, the oldest form of the ballroom dance.
In Italy, students strolled Verona, the site of the balcony of Juliet, and Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and classical statues at the Piazza della Signoria, among them, Michelangelo’s statue of David. The magnificent Duomo, a visit to an authentic Leonardo’s Leather Shop, and walking tour of the city concluded the Florence sojourn. Venice found students experiencing glass blowing, a tour of St. Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace, and gondola rides along the Grand Canal.
France came next. Great weather greeted students in Paris, accentuating the elegance of Champs-Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe. A sunset on the Seine had proved memorable, too. Students posed before the Eiffel Tower, tasted authentic Parisian crepes, visited the Louvre, and experienced Notre Dame Cathedral. Lastly, the students walked the streets of Monmartre and Versailles. A short extension of the tour, at the Loire Valley, allowed students to absorb the calmness of the region, combined with the outstanding beauty and rich history of Chambord, Blois, and Chenonceau castles.
High school study abroad programs offer driven, curious students the opportunity to become global citizens as they complete their high school education. Studying abroad allows students to gain meaningful life experiences, often vital components to well-rounded college applications.