Del Mar, CA, October 25, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The Country’s next great leader may be studying aboard the MV Explorer come the New Year. Student Cole Korsh, currently a senior at Cal Coast Academy and a lifelong advocate of global exploration, recently earned acceptance into the exclusive Semester at Sea, study abroad program. A mere 700 students are granted permission to board the remarkable 24,000 ton, state-of-the-art floating school and partake in this once-in-a-lifetime academic adventure.
Contributing to Korsh’s honorable acceptance into this highly sought after global education program, is his impressive academic performance in a number of Cal Coast Academy’s demanding AP courses and his consistently stellar 3.9 GPA. “I continually marvel at Cole’s tremendous ability to seamlessly balance the rigors of our challenging college preparatory curriculum with his passion for service,” states Cal Coast Academy’s Founder and Principal, Ms. Jan Dunning.
This past summer, Cole selflessly gave of his time and talents while volunteering on an 11-day service trip to the severely oppressed Ssenyi Village in Uganda, Africa. Korsh recognizes and understands the importance of serving others and states, “I truly believe that my life is greatly blessed through my assistance to others, and I sincerely hope that I never stop caring about or helping out the deserving populations who don’t have the means to help themselves.”
During his entire three and a half month voyage around the world, Mr. Korsh will remain immersed in his deeply rooted service efforts, while simultaneously engaging in academically stimulating classes and course-directed experimental field studies. Cole will have the opportunity to earn up to 15 college course credits through the University of Virginia, the academic sponsor of Semester at Sea, while he studies under internationally recognized experts and some of the world’s finest faculty members from a variety of top rated colleges and universities, including Columbia, MIT, Princeton, and Stanford.
January 19, 2012, marks the day in which Mr. Cole Korsh will begin his 11 country, 108 day, global voyage. “The luggage Cole will be carrying as he boards the world-class vessel is overflowing with flexibility, rationality, humility, acceptance, generosity, discernment, and intellect,” says Dunning. “Cole is unceasingly exceeding my highest expectations. His natural leadership skills, unwavering dedication, desire to assist others, resourcefulness, and academic ambition are a superior blend that will undeniably catapult him to the top of any corporate ladder, place him center stage at any show, and fuel any fire he so chooses to ignite.”