Global Experiences

Last academic school year, Project Success set out to explore multiple parts of the world through a series of virtual events. Although all of these events have passed, feel free to check out the recordings.

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Global Travel Presentations at Midwest Mountaineering’s Outdoor Adventure Expo

Local retailer, Midwest Mountaineering, shares their passion for the outdoors and travel with their Spring and Winter Outdoor Adventure Expos.  Check out virtual presentations to explore national and international travel, and get tips for making the most of your outdoor experience!

This Pen Pal session has ended, but we may offer the program again in the 2021-2022 school year. Stay tuned!


Discovering Medellín, Colombia: A Guided Tour with Pablo Ospina

Born and raised in Medellín, Colombia, professional tour guide, Pablo Ospina, took us around to experience and understand part of the transformation that has been taking place in his hometown. Although this event has passed, you can still watch the video and learn about the various artists, street performers, community members and activists that are at the heart of Comuna 13.

Minneapolis is a sister city to Eldoret, Kenya. As such, our second stop on our global tour was to two different locations in Kenya! We visited the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Nanyuki. There, we got to virtually meet the last two northern white rhinos and hear more about the organization’s conservation efforts. To close out this voyage, we enjoyed a delicious Kenyan meal brought to us by Chef Raphael out of Nairobi!

We kicked off this series exploring and participating in various events throughout Mexico. We discovered the cultural, artistic, and natural history museums in Querétaro. We delved into a five-day festival featuring Mexican artists in the realms of theater, music, opera, and the arts, and closed out this session tuning in to the amazing percussion group, Tambuco.

A big part of our global travel includes a tour of Washington, DC. Last year, we worked with our incredible partners at Howard University to create a virtual admissions presentation for our students. Additionally, we compiled a list of resources provided by the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) for students to explore the museum from the comfort of their home. Enjoy!

Questions about Project Success Global Experiences programming? Reach out to Program Associate Anne Skold.