Castilleja School’s ACE Center provides a number of co-curricular and curricular experiential learning programs, aimed to promote leadership development for all students. Please use this site to get an update on a number of projects.

Day 2 in the country

Day 2 in LaShiHai The day started at 9 am, when all of us arrived at the retreat center to do a morning check in. We journaled a bit and practiced playing pictionary to help us communicate with our homestay families. After lunch, we split up into four groups to visit different places around [...]

FRANCE, Day 5: Wednesday, 2014-01-08

By Sarah We began our day by taking the train to Clichy Sous Bois, a suburb outside of Paris. Once we arrived in Clichy Sous Bois two people who work at ACLEFEU, a local youth center, drove us to the organization. When we arrived at ACELEFEU the founder spoke to us about his motivations for [...]

Homestays

After waking up in very cold weather, we managed to unravel ourselves from our toasty cheetah print blankets and get ready for the walk to the market. After asking various people for directions, including a man who pointed in a vague direction while riding away from a motorcycle, we finally [...]

Welcome to Lijiang

We spent the majority of yesterday traveling from Shanghai to our new home for the next few days. The first flight was three-and-a-half hours to Kunming. It was a little bumpy, but many of us still managed to make new friends. Then we boarded a 45 minute flight to our final destination. After [...]

Welcome to Lijiang

We spent the majority of yesterday traveling from Shanghai to our new home for the next few days. The first flight was three-and-a-half hours to Kunming. It was a little bumpy, but many of us still managed to make new friends. Then we boarded a 45 minute flight to our final destination. After [...]

India Day 5: Agra and the Taj Mahal

Today we went to Agra to visit one of India’s most beautiful sites… The Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. After a grueling three-hour long bus ride, we arrived at the monument. The Taj Mahal was the wish of Shah Jahan’s third wife Mumtaz Mahal. She died during the childbirth of [...]

Guatemala: Quinto Día

¡Hola de Chimaltenengo! Yesterday was the fifth day of our adventure in Guatemala, and we had a blast! The day began with a breakfast of tomato and mushroom omelets, accompanied by black beans, plantains, corn tortillas, and fresh orange juice. We traveled for about 45 minutes by bus from our [...]

China Group Without Internet!

Stacey received a text from Jim Pickett this morning saying that internet has been down at their location, so they have not been able to post blogs.  He assured her that all was going well and that the girls were having a really interesting time.  We, like all of you, can’t wait for more [...]

FRANCE, Day 4: Tuesday, 2014-01-07

By Jolena Tuesday morning started with a trip back to the National Immigration Museum (or Citė Nationale de l’Histoire de l’Immigration), a building that was a pavilion in the Exposition Universelle, for a posters workshop. We started by touring the media library in the back of the [...]

FRANCE, Day 3, Part 2: Monday, 2104-01-06

By Yasmeen Right after our workshops with Tara and Ladji, we headed off to the metro to our next destination: StreetPress. This time on the metro, we upgraded our tickets to a plastic card where we just had to scan on the go and proceed through the gates (très chic). We arrived at StreetPress [...]

India Day 4: Public Speaking and Bargain Hunting

It’s our fourth day eating from the same breakfast menu but it’s as delicious as ever. At around 8:30 we left for the ICC to join our Roshni friends for another bonding and educational experience. We started the day off with another one of Megan’s relaxing yoga routines and reflected on the [...]

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