For 2014-15, CIEE's pilot year, they have selected schools in Chicago where they will focus their attention. Their objective is to work with high schools that have demonstrated a commitment to language acquisition and embrace global education. Based on their review of districts in greater-Chicago, as well as with input of key education contacts in the state, CIEE has selected Walter Payton as a school that has all the characteristic the donor requires! There are language and culture programs in every language taught at Payton as well as Arabic in Rabat, Morocco.
CIEE is launching a program of significant numbers of scholarships for U.S. high school students to participate in their Global Navigator summer programs in 30 locations in 14 different countries. The programs include language immersion, community service and varied academic programs. Program descriptions and list of locations are at: http://www.ciee.org/high-school-summer-abroad/programs/ There is something there for every student!
Language Program Example: The program in Toulouse, France, for language and culture has two available sessions. There are 60 hours of French instruction given by CIEE's college faculty and varied activities and excursions with local peers. Students will be given the ACTFL evaluation at the beginning and end of the program to measure their language progress, and each student will do a portfolio and media presentation that they will bring home with them. They will live in local families that have hosted for CIEE. In addition, they will do cooking classes, exploring buildings, gardens and museums in the city of Toulouse and will have excursions to Carcassonne and to Aix-en-Provence. Students can be beginners in the language to do any of our language programs, but, of course, if they have studied the language, the progress will be great. All language programs have a similar structure and are in many different locations.
Service Program Example: On service programs students will use CIEE research through the Ashoka Institute to study their personal strengths and then use these both to do their service abroad and to develop an action plan for service in their own community upon their return. There are service programs working with children and teens in China, the Dominican Republic and Tanzania. In each location there is also touring and many activities with peers from the country. Students will get 45 documented service hours in each location.
Science Program Example: For science in Bonaire they will work with National Geographic on coral conservation and will get PADI certification for diving in order to do the coral maintenance work and to study invasive fish species. In Botswana they will work in a lab in Gabarone to test DNA samples from poached rhino horns and elephant tusks and then go out to work with the researchers who track and count the animals in each herd to identify the size of herds, where the poaching is occurring and where animals may be endangered.
Global Entrepreneurship Program Example: In Dublin, Ireland, students will work on a project with students from many other countries who will go to our office location in Maine to do a joint project. The project will be stimulating and will also show them how companies cooperate across cultures these days.
Lastly, here is a video to get you thinking about the programs: http://www.ciee.org/high-school-summer-abroad/
Please contact Ms. Gallegos at email@example.com or Marianne Rubin with CIEE at MRubin@ciee.org.
GLOBAL NAVIGATOR SCHOLARSHIP - WHO SHOULD APPLY?
- Ready to work hard and fully engage in an international experience
- Curious about yourself and how you fit into the world
- Eager to learn how to navigate a new language, connect with a people from a different culture, and impact global issues
- Excited about a fun summer abroad that will help you develop a global mindset
- A high school student graduating in 2016, 2017, or 2018 (freshmen, sophomores, and juniors
- Submit a program application, scholarship application, your school transcript, two letters of recommendation, and your family’s most recent 1040 form, by March 1, 2015
- Scholarship recipients will be notified via email on or before March 20, 2015
- Recipients must accept or decline awards within 10 days of notification
- Scholarship awards are applied directly to your account to offset CIEE program tuition for a single session.
- Scholarship awards cannot be applied to domestic or international airfare, passport or visa fees, or personal spending money.