The U.S. offers a wide variety of lifestyles, cultures, cuisines, cities, historic sites, and more. To help you and your students learn more about the different areas of the U.S., each month we will be featuring a different U.S. state where students are placed, and tell you what life in each state is like!
This month's feature is Michigan - the "Great Lakes" state!
Quick facts about Michigan
Featured school: Clarkston High School
Clarkston High School has a large variety of activities - something for everyone! Throughout the year, there are 28 sports teams that play, a 10,000 seat football stadium, full-featured television broadcast studio, 700 computers, 1,000 seat auditorium for plays and more.
Christina, a world languages teacher at the school, says, "Clarkston High School embraces the culture that international students bring to the academic environment. International student experiences are highlighted throughout the school year with special events and celebrations of the diversity that they bring. Additionally, students in Clarkston High go above and beyond to include these international students in their day to day activities, helping them to feel like a regular part of our community. As an ESL teacher, I love learning from the exchange students and hearing about their different perspectives on the world, especially education. Plus, seeing excited international students watch snow fall from the sky for the first time NEVER gets old!"
CIEE students feel the same way!
Download our fact sheet about Michigan to share with your students & families!