Want an enriching global experience this summer at Payton? Apply for the Starlink and Payton Global program, July 18 – August 2, where you will host a high school student from China in your home and take classes together in Innovation, Communication, and Computers. Field trips will include university, museum, arts, business, and cultural centers in Chicago. Knowledge of the Chinese language is not required. To be part of this unique global collaboration, contact Michelle Mowery at firstname.lastname@example.org or John Belcaster at email@example.com for an application. Click HERE to view the program flyer and visit www.starlinkglobaleducation.org/payton_en for more information.
Hey Payton Globetrotters! Do you want to share your love of travel and travel for free? Travel For Teens is excited to announce their 5th annual video and essay contest! This year, they are giving away TWO Grand Prize trips: one for the winner of the Video section, and one for the winner of the Essay section. Click here to learn more!
Travel For Teens runs a contest every year to give students who can’t otherwise afford to travel, the chance to experience it. They also have financial aid options. They will have a flyer available to students with this information at Payton's International Travel Expo.
We are thrilled to announce next year's school-sponsored international trips and exchanges! Students, come learn more about your travel options at Payton's annual International Travel Expo on Friday, February 21st during all lunch periods in the 1st floor atrium. At this event we promote school-sponsored trips and travel opportunities with outside organizations. This year 10 volunteer and immersion abroad organizations will be sharing their programs with Payton students. For the '14-'15 school year, Payton students are fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to the following destinations w/ their fabulous Payton faculty:
Beijing, China: School-wide student exchange
St. Petersburg or Moscow, Russia: School-wide student exchange
Prague, Czech Republic: School-wide student exchange
Paris, France: French student exchange
Taipei, Taiwan: Chinese student exchange
Oaxaca, Mexico: Spanish student language immersion trip
Payton Global Summer Program w/ China: Hosting opportunity and intensive academic learning and cultural activities in Chicago w/ Chinese exchange students (this summer 2014)
Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the life-changing and eye-opening experiences these programs afford! School trip & exchange and application information will be posted on the Global Connections website on 2/21/14.
Travel Expo Exhibitors: Travel for Teens, The Road Less Traveled, Greenheart Travel, Putney Student Travel, Concordia Language Villages, Walking Tree Travel, Global Explorers, Walking Tree Travel
¡Bienvenidos a nuestros amigos argentinos! Click here to read about the Buenos Aires-Chicago exchange being lead by Mr. Menacho and Mrs. Ashley. We hosted our Argentinean friends from January 22nd through the 31st. Payton Grizzlies travel to Buenos Aires mid-March.
A message board to keep the Payton community up-to-date on international and local events and programs that promote global thinking. Key deadlines and info sessions come up quickly in the fall. Use the Travel Tracker to take stock of opportunities and deadlines by month.