Kenton Ridge Global Education Program

Study Internationally

A 3-5 year pilot program to send Kenton Ridge High School students to study internationally during their high school years or for a "Gap Year" began in 2014. Gap Year refers to taking a academic year abroad immediately following high school graduation but before enrollment in a degree-granting institution.

With leadership provided by a Kenton Ridge faculty team, and scholarship funding from Joseph (Rick) and Nina Hoppes, the goal is to build awareness in the KRHS community of the hugely positive benefits of having an international education experience during high school. It is also a goal to familiarize the school community with several highly-respected programs that provide summer, semester, full year, and gap year options for study: Rotary International Exchange, Youth For Understanding, and American Field Service (AFS).

For further information and/or to apply, contact any of the KRHS faculty team:

Michelle Thompson ([email protected]
Beth Crawford ([email protected]
Kim Reynolds ([email protected])
 The official deadlines for most programs are late Fall.  The deadline for the Hoppes International Study Scholarship is February 1.

NSLI-Y Program

Get a scholarship to travel abroad, for summer or for the entire school year.
See this link for details.

The deadline is the last week of October.

The costs covered by the scholarship are:
  • Round-trip travel between the participant's home city to the pre-departure orientation and the overseas host program location
  • Pre-departure, arrival and end of stay orientations
  • Tuition and related academic program costs including preparation, support and testing
  • Educational and cultural programming, including program travel
  • In-country support
  • Room and board
  • Visas for entrance and exit of the host country
  • Secondary medical benefits
NOT COVERED: passport cost, physical exam cost, immunizations, pocket money

Travel Abroad Programs

KR Global Experience Links