Pre-College Programs
Summer Study Abroad for High School Students
Summer Study Abroad for High School Students
Summer Study Abroad for High School Students
Summer Study Abroad for High School Students
Summer Study Abroad for High School Students

Global Programs for High School Students

Summer 2014 Locations

Costa Rica

Biology, Conservation and Sustainability
Dates: July 6 - 26, 2014
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Naxos, Greece

Ancient and modern Greek through humanities and social science
Dates: July 12 - August 2, 2014
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Northern Ireland

Leadership and Conflict Resolution: Northern Ireland and Beyond
Dates: June 23 - July 6, 2014
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Rome, Italy

An Immersion in
Roman Life and Culture
Dates: July 20 - August 9, 2014
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Segovia, Spain

Global business,
language and culture 
Dates: June 29 - July 19, 2014
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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.

For priority consideration in Summer 2014 Global Programs, please submit completed applications by Friday, April 18, 2014. We will continue to review applications accepted after this date.

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.