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Summer Learning

School's out for summer and while most students use this well deserved break to catch up on sleep, shows and spending time with family and friends, some students like to give and get more out of this break. A hand full of HNMCS students will embark on the annual Medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic in early July while some will be travelling long distances to participate in pre-university summer programmes.


Eloise Li '20 will be travelling to Switzerland to learn about hospitality management and the hospitality industry at the Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne. This programme, which runs from August 11 to 17, provides high school and pre-university students with an introduction to the hospitality / hotel management industry through a mix of practical activities and theoretical courses. Eloise and her cohort will discover everything that this global industry has to offer.

Corsen Parker '20 will be attending the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, an ivy league institution and the number 1 ranked business school in the world. This is an intensive two-week summer programme for a select group of high school students who are currently in grades 9 to 12. The programme introduces students to finance, entrepreneurship and high-level business concepts. The experience features Wharton faculty presentations, in-depth learning from professors in the KWHS network, residential activities, field trips, and relationship building with other professionals and students from around the globe. During the second week, students have to design a business plan which they will present to UPenn students and alumni.

The application process included a full high school transcript, an essay of under 500 words that answered questions about entrepreneurship, problem solving and personal experiences, and a recommendation letter from the school.

Lily Li '20 will be travelling to Baltimore to attend a "Mini-term" programme for pre-college students at Johns Hopkins University. This two-week credit earning course features interdisciplinary approaches to medicine, sciences, technology, and the humanities. Lily is enrolled in two courses; Biological Transform Phenomena, which aims to develop both skills and contextual knowledge for biomedical engineers, enabling them to create and critically analyze models of biological transport. and Medicine: An Integrative Approach, where students will explore a vision of medicine broader than that of the conventional model as it integrates the biological with the psychological aspects of human experience and focuses on the flourishing of human possibility.