Gators go global this summer to meet pope, study medicine, represent state

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Several ‘gators’ from Xavier College Preparatory are traveling the globe this summer to share their knowledge and talents and gain global insight.

Ecuador

A small group of Xavier students are headed to Quito, Ecuador next week for the school’s annual immersion service trip at the Working Boys’ Center. A CNN reporter found out about the journey and will be checking in with the teenagers, especially as they encounter Pope Francis during his trip to South America. Readers can follow the Gators’ journey via the school blog.

Boston

Carolyn Blake, sophomore at Xavier College Preparatory (courtesy photo)
Carolyn Blake, sophomore at Xavier College Preparatory (courtesy photo)

Carolyn Blake, a sophomore, is among 240 delegates headed to a Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine June 21-27 at Brandeis University in Boston. Students will gain hands-on learning, attend lectures and network with the leaders and innovators in the global medical community.

“We are in the midst of the most significant and fundamental change in health care delivery in our lifetime and young people who start now will be the future leaders in the field of medicine,” Dr. Steven Goldstein, chairman of the summit said in a statement.

Victoria Jordan (photo courtesy of Xavier College Preparatory)
Victoria Jordan (photo courtesy of Xavier College Preparatory)

Japan

Victoria Jordan, a junior, will serve abroad as a Youth Ambassador this month. Jordan will be among four Phoenix youth representing Arizona and the U.S. when they travel to Himeji, Japan through Phoenix Sister Cities Youth Ambassador Exchange Program.

A student from Japan will spend time with Jordan in Phoenix later this summer. There are 26 teenagers traveling as youth ambassadors to nine of Phoenix’s Sister Cities during summer vacation.

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