The Time is Now to Apply for Leadership, Language, and Travel Programs!
Youth Ambassadors Program with South America (Brazil, Chile/Argentina)
The USYA Program with South America offers two separate three-week leadership exchanges abroad for U.S. teenagers ages 15-17 and Adult Mentors: one to Brazil and two to Argentina & Chile. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the programs aim to develop a cadre of young adults in the United States who have a strong sense of civic responsibility, a commitment to their communities, an awareness of current and global issues, and strong interpersonal leadership skills. The programs aim to promote mutual understanding, respect, and collaboration between the United States and South America.
All Student applicants must:
Be a U.S. citizen;
Be between the ages of 15 and 17 during the exchange in May 2017
Have a high school graduation year of 2018 or later;
Attend a public high school, a public charter high school, or be home-schooled;
Have at least an intermediate level of Spanish (Argentina & Chile program only);
Have no previous travel outside the U.S., Canada or Mexico (certain circumstances for travel outside of North America may be accepted, including but not limited to emergency visits to visit an ailing family member in a foreign country); and
Have permission from both parents/legal guardians to participate in the 3-week program.
Click here to apply. Applications are due on January 13.
AFS Project: Change
AFS Project: Change is an educational contest that prompts 8th-12th graders to analyze and address global issues through volunteerism. By participating in this service learning project, students realize their potential to create global change, and build important 21st century skills like critical thinking, collaboration, empathy and intercultural communication.
Students enter by submitting an original volunteer project idea (via essay or video) that could have a meaningful impact abroad. If a student’s idea is chosen as the winning project, they will receive a full scholarship to spend two weeks abroad and make their vision come to life. Nine other students will also receive scholarships to participate in the program.
Entries are due January 17th. Click here for more information.
WiSci Girls STEAM Camp in Malawi
Join other girls from around the world for a unique educational opportunity and rich cross-cultural experience at the 2017 WiSci Girls STEAM Camp held in Malawi from July 30 – August 15, 2017. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design, and Mathematics. The camp will include a STEAM curriculum led by experts in their fields, as well as leadership development activities and learning excursions within Malawi.
Applicants must self-identify as female and be between the ages of 15-18 to apply. It is required that applicants have at least one year of secondary school still left to complete, and can commit to attend the full duration of camp.
The deadline to complete the application is Monday, February 13, 2017. Please be sure to read the WiSci FAQs to ensure you are eligible and able to participate in the full camp before you apply. If you have any additional questions about the camp or application process, please email email@example.com.
China Exchange Program
Chief Sealth will be selecting ten or more students to
travel to Seattle’s sister city of Chongqing, China for two weeks in
spring 2018. In all likelihood, the trip will be over spring break.
Our group will be hosted in Chongqing by Nankai Middle School, our
sister school. (In China, high schools are called middle schools).
Normally, the group travels to Beijing for a few days of sightseeing,
then to Chongqing, and then back through Beijing to Seattle. Students
stay with host families from Nankai school (one student per family).
Chief Sealth will host a visiting group of students and teachers from
Nankai in spring 2017. Students who are selected to travel in 2018 will
be expected to host the visiting students. Turn the application in to Mr. Glover. There are still several open spots!
CIEE Global Navigator Program
Chief Sealth International High School is a 2016-17 Global
Navigator School. Current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to
receive generous scholarships to study abroad next summer with CIEE. The
application deadline is February 15
CIEE offers 35 exciting programs in 21 different locations around the world. http://www.ciee.org/high-school-summer-abroad/programs/
CIEE offers three types of programs:
and Culture Programs in: Morocco, China, France, Germany, Italy,
Japan, Mexico, Spain (2 locations) and Chile These 4-week programs use the
ACTFL language assessment at the beginning and end of the program to
measure and prove language progress. The programs balance
interactive instruction time with fun excursions, cultural activities and
interactions with local teens. Students can work in a language they have
already studied or try a new one. These programs can earn 4 credits
from Tulane University.
and Leadership Programs in: China, Dominican Republic (2
locations), Ghana, South Africa, and Mexico. These 3-week programs are
developed in partnership with local NGO’s and offer a balance of service
time, local excursions and interactions with local peers. Students
will make a lasting impact on a community and return with a whole new set
of skills, including an action plan for service in their home communities.
Discovery Programs in Bonaire (Marine Ecology),Botswana (Wildlife
Conservation), Costa Rica (Biodiversity and Conservation), Dublin (Global
Entrepreneurship) Berlin (Global Entrepreneurship, Seville (Digital
Filmmaking and Documentary) Tanzania (Public Health), Cape Town, South
Africa (Human Rights ) and Thailand (Human Rights and Environmental
Policy). These 3-week programs will immerse students in the
culture by working and studying alongside scientists in the field.
For a complete list of travel opportunities for students, please click here.
Or go visit Mr. Zeichner! The bulletin board outside his room has tons of info!
TRAVEL THE WORLD