2018 Study Abroad - MCH @ Cody HS

The students of Medicine and Community Health Academy at Cody have the opportunity to experience a whole new world and to investigate relevant public health issues, as well as Costa Rican language and culture.   

Many of the students have never been out of Detroit, and this would be the experience of a lifetime for them.

We were able to take 10 students from our school to Costa Rica last year to study medicine through an outpouring of generous donations, and it was incredible to see the immense amount of growth in the kids.  They came back completely different people - they had much more confidence in themselves,  wider perspectives on life, and hope and determination for their futures. 

It was a beautiful experience that we would like to make available to our students again this year, and your support could make a giant positive impact in their lives.

Thank you,
Andrea Ewasek
Science Teacher
Medicine and Community Health Academy at Cody

"This opportunity gave us an experience of a lifetime as well as the chance to work with others in a different country. This was an interactive lesson that allowed us to take our class out of the building and study things first hand instead of out of a textbook or something on the internet. This also gave us a chance to experience things that aren't in our own country for the first time, things such as wildlife and vegetation that is not found in Detroit, Michigan or the chance to hold a non-English conversation. This makes me excited thinking about it, the entire thing, the thought of just being there, learning in a different place. It was amazing."
-Ashley Strange, 2016-2017 trip participant


"It was the most amazing, most mesmerizing and loving time. It was also one of the best hands on and informational trips I have ever been on. I wish more teens would be able to do this more often."
-Isiah Cunningham, 2016-2017 trip participant


"We have a better perspective on the choices that need or should be made to succeed in life by going out and experiencing new things and exploring the world."
-Idria Robinson, 2016-2017 trip participant

"I learned that anything is possible!"
-Taija Johnson, 2016-2017 trip participant

"This trip helped us gain an understanding of a completely different world and gave us some life changing experiences. It meant a lot to all of us due to that fact that none of us had been to this gorgeous place before and it let us know that traveling is a beautiful thing. Just because we are from Detroit doesn't mean we have to stay here and not further our knowledge and extend our imagination."
-Areal Canada, 2016-2017 trip participant
  • Jeffry Komins 
    • $100 
    • 42 mos
  • Michael Holper 
    • $100 
    • 42 mos
  • Michael Finegan 
    • $100 
    • 42 mos
  • Ruth Goodell 
    • $100 
    • 42 mos
  • Dan Roth 
    • $100 
    • 42 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Andrea Ewasek 
Organizer
Detroit, MI
Scott Meloeny 
Beneficiary
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