Meet our Summer Abroad Scholarship Recipients!

Meet our Summer Abroad Scholarship Recipients!


This year we received 24 applications and made 13 summer abroad scholarship awards totaling $4,000. The students were nominated by their language teachers and completed an essay and a blog proposal in addition to their detailed host family applications. Find out more about our summer abroad scholarship.

Look for blog posts from these students throughout the summer!

Emilio Teran, Colorado Academy, Paris
Emilio will be creating a guide to Paris for future ANDEO students

Emma Patterson, La Lumiere, Spain Immersion
Emma will document the "Smiles of Spain"

Henry Belliveau , Grant High School, Ecuador
Henry will be photographing the "Humans of Quito"

Judith Tauber, Blacksburg High School, France Immersion
Judith will be documenting the first 48 hours with her host family

Lucy Cummins, Saint Mary's Academy, Nicaragua
Lucy will be documenting the "Humans of Nicaragua"

Mae Platchetka, Rice Lake High School, Spain Immersion
Mae will be exploring the similarities and differences between American and Spanish culture

Michiko Hunter, Lincoln High School, Japan
Michiko will contribute photos of the people, places, and foods of Fukuoka

Morgan Harrison, Westside Christian High School, San Sebastian
Morgan will share a selection of journal entries from her time in San Sebastian

O'Brien Youd, Wilsonville High School, Cadiz
O'Brien will be making a video capturing the spirit and culture of Cadiz

Samantha Safirstein, Saint Mary's Academy, Paris
Samantha will be photographing everyday people of Paris engaged in everyday life

Sarah Siddons, Lakeridge High School, San Sebastian
Sarah will offer the unique perspective of a United States teenage girl trying to play and watch soccer in a country with extremely passionate fans

Taylar Allen, Timberline High School, Costa Rica
Taylar will be sharing recipes she learns from her host family

Victoria Marizinel, South River High School, France Immersion
Victoria will be discussing French idioms and slang expressions she learns in France



Our 2015 college scholarship for host families will be announced in the fall.