Global Programs for High School Students
Summer 2013 Locations
Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: Costa Rica
Biology, Conservation, and Sustainability
Dates: July 21 - August 10, 2013
Ancient and modern Greek through humanities and social science
Dates: July 14 - August 4, 2013
An interdisciplinary approach to Roman Life and Culture
Dates: July 14 - August 3, 2013
Global business in context: Spanish language, life, and culture
Dates: June 23 - July 13, 2013
The complexity of global problems and the interdependence of all living things requires us to respect cultural differences, understand complicated systems, appreciate the impact of history and have the skills to build inclusive and effective communities. Global Programs offer rigorous academic experiences in the context of cultural immersions that prepare students for the increasingly complex challenges of the 21st century.
Program Principles and Learning Objectives
Understanding of and respect for self and others is critical to cross-cultural competencies.
Students will gain greater self-awareness regarding their own cultural values, perspectives and biases, and those of others.
Students will strengthen their language skills and their capacity to communicate across cultures.
Everything is connected.
Students will appreciate the complexity of global interdependence and the perspectives of multiple stakeholders.
Students will experience a multidisciplinary approach and the program site will serve as a primary resource for their learning.
Learning happens in a community that provides both challenge and support.
Students will nurture their own learning and that of others.
Learning is enhanced by experience.
Students will actively apply their learning. Their “classroom” may include archeological sites, museums, tropical rainforests, or interacting with the local communities.
Learning is continuous.
Students will engage in a learning process that builds on new knowledge and understandings and includes both action and reflection.
At the close of the summer, students enrolled in courses two weeks or longer receive a narrative Course Performance Report, in which the instructor outlines the content of the course and evaluates the student’s performance.