Student Voices

Photo: Eric O'Connell

Photo: Eric O'Connell

Global Perspectives

"The education that I have received has opened my eyes to world issues."
— Academy for International Studies Student

"CSI High School for International Studies stands out from all the other high schools because offers unique opportunities for students to focus on international issues. Before entering this high school, I knew more about famous celebrities than world leaders. However, with a small school environment and a devoted staff, I can honestly say I am now extremely globally active."
—College of Staten Island High School for International Studies Student

“I’ve gotten to learn different points of view from kids from countries that I had never heard of before. I never thought of the whole world until I came here.”
—Denver Center for International Studies Student

Academics

“The teachers here will push you really hard academically, but they care about you very much. It’s like a family.”
—Udodiri, Denver Center for International Studies Student

“The International School is different because everyone seems to want to learn. I feel like I am getting more from my classes than ever before.” —Mariah, Mathis High School for International Studies

“I was interested in learning about different cultures and preparing myself for college. The Denver Center for International Studies helped me excel academically and socially.”
—Zach, Denver Center for International Studies Student

"The classes are advanced and the teachers help me prepare to go to college. I want to travel and see the different parts of the world, and discover and learn about different cultures. I believe International High School at Sharpstown will help me do this."
—International High School at Sharpstown Student

“I wanted classes that would help me earn college credit. I think I might want to graduate early so that I can start college early.”
—Rick, Mathis High School for International Studies

School Culture

“I feel as if my school will prepare me for the world out there, prepare me to be better, prepare me for ‘real life.’ My family always had expectations of me, and now I have expectations for myself. I see students working hard, advancing, and learning in this program. I’m glad to see me as one of them.” —Raquel, Mathis High School for International Studies

"In the Academy for International Studies, there is the most diverse population of students that I have ever been involved with."
— Academy for International Studies Student

“International Studies Learning Center is an awesome school with great educational opportunities.”
—Grecia, International Studies Learning Center

"Smaller classrooms and an area full of people who truly want students to succeed has allowed us to flourish not only as students but as individuals."
– Gladys, International Studies School at Garinger Student

Extracurriculars

"In a small school environment, it felt okay to step outside your comfort zone, take risks and grow as a person. Traveling to Spain this summer was my giant leap and an eye-opening experience. This experience is so integral to who I am now and who I will become."
—Lyniesha, Houston Academy for International Studies