We had the pleasure of hosting Danny, a foreign exchange student from Taiwan, for approximately one month. It was a wonderful experience as we shared the traditions and customs of America as well as learning about those of Taiwan. We celebrate diversity, especially exposure to different cultures, and sincerely hope that Danny left our country with fond memories because the time we spent with him positively impacted our family. The Mosquera Family
I think I genuinely felt all emotions on this trip as I met my Peruvian family, went to a Peruvian Jesuit School, and got to know the land. I felt solidarity after seeing a lot need around both countries. Teddy Delker ‘19, Peru
We experienced how Jesuit education is done in Puerto Rico. The students in Puerto Rico take most of the same classes that we take here, but just in a different language. I could really see that there was indeed a lot of similarities in the way that they learned material in school. To me this seems like a huge connection that truly makes us brothers. Andrew Ficken ‘18, Puerto Rico
With our Vatican visit I came to understand religion was a course for change in society values. John Higgins ‘18, Italy
My father’s ancestors immigrated from Ireland to the US, and his side of the family loves their Irish heritage. Paul and his life stories from Letterkenny, Ireland allowed me to deeper understand my father, and deeply appreciate my own view of home as I represented it while Paul was here. Sean Dolan ‘18, Host to Irish exchange student
St. Louis Mosaic Project Ambassador School
De Smet Jesuit is a St. Louis Mosaic Project Ambassador School, committed to investing in global citizenship education and partnering with the International Institute and other community groups so that together we can continue to recognize, celebrate, and embrace diversity within our school and in the broader international community of St. Louis.