JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Several Jackson students will get to embark on the trip of a lifetime.

Eight Jackson high school students will take part in the second year of the Global Citizenship Project that gives students in the Capital City the opportunity to travel to another part of the world and build deeper relationships while understanding the culture and history of another area.

“I feel really grateful, especially coming from Jackson,” said Arianna Brumfield, a student at Tougaloo Early College High School.

Their 2023 trip will take these scholars to Nigeria. Arianna is going with her twin sister, Arielle. Both are from Jackson and said they hope to shine a light to their hometown.

“I’m very excited. I was really hoping my sister would travel with me, especially since I haven’t been out of the country before,” said Arielle Brumfield, who is also a student at Tougaloo Early College High School.

The nine-day educational trip begins sometime in the spring or early summer.

The project is funded thanks to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

“I want to lift up this opportunity for our young people to not live in fear, but live in opportunities that could take them so many places,” said Dr. Errick Greene, JPS Superintendent.