College Achieve will develop international programs for Plainfield and North Plainfield students. Below are some stories about the five distinct experiential programs that College Achieve Central's founders developed at their previous schools that included national and international travel. The SOAL (Summer of A Lifetime) took our students to Italy, France, England, Nicaragua, and Mexico). Our Music Program brought our jazz bands to Spain, Cuba, and Brazil. And our boys and girls rugby teams traveled to England, France, China
, New Zealand, andSouth Africa
to compete athletically and attend classes at some of the finest schools in the world - see links above. The trips to South Africa and Robben's Island, and China's Great Wall were life changing experiences.
Promoting the documentary film of their travels: Lost and Found in China. See here also their documentary Red, White, Black & Blue
Students in our jazz band traveled to Spain, Cuba, and Brazil to perform and learn about other cultures. While our Spanish teachers and college counselors have led groups of students to study language and perform community service programs in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Mexico. Our SOAL Program - Summer Of A Lifetime - has not only sent students to study at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, but to the Sorbonne in Paris, and hundreds of our students to three week summer programs at such great American universities including Georgetown, Princeton, Dartmouth, Cornell, NYU, Loyola Marymount, UCLA, and the Coast Guard Academy. Finally, we have successfully placed students in semester long programs in Italy and Japan
Above, Mr. Piscal takes his students to England to play Rugby and attend Wellington College for ten days. James Haskell, England's Captain at the time and Stuart Krohn, Head of ICEF's Rugby program prepare students for their first game in the snow!
Playing Rugby in China - minutes before the big match.
If we start now jogging now 25 miles a day, we can make it to the end in 220 days! The great wall of china is 5,500 miles long from one end to the other and can be clearly seen in space! "Mr. Hughes, do they play rugby in Egypt? I want to go see the Pyramids now!"
ICEF students on the Great Wall of China!
ICEF students shopping in a market in Beijing, China.
Back home in California for the Annual "Buddha Bowl" - the crosstown grudge match of Santa Monica Youth Rugby vs. ICEF Youth Rugby