Hillary Kaiser, an alumna of People to People International Student Ambassador program, will continue her travels as student ambassador to Australia this summer.
Last year, she traveled as student ambassador to the United Kingdom. She was selected on the basis of recommendation, including school references and personal interviews with members of a screening committee in her local community. She had to prepare for her overseas project by attending orientation meetings and studying background material on the United Kingdom and organizations she would visit, and presenting an area of her tour.
On her return, Kaiser was required to submit six book reviews- three on books about American history and three on British history- and write a journal of her 14-day trip.
In return for her work and leadership qualities, she was awarded one semester credit in social studies/geography-one, and accumulated 70 hours of community service. She also was unanimously nominated for the forthcoming trip of three weeks to Australia, as student ambassador.
Kaiser will visit the Great Barrier Reef where she will go snorkeling, and experience Aboriginal culture when she visits a reservation. She will also learn about marsupials and placental mammals, spend a night in an aquarium, zip-line through a mountain range, and meet political dignitaries from the Australian government. She will travel with a group of 20 peers from California and many others from around the nation.
Kaiser is a student at Foothill Progressive Montessori in La Cañada Flintridge.