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    Chief Sealth Global Programs


    The Time is Now to Apply for Summer Language Camps!

    Seattle Language and Culture Institute

    The Seattle Language and Culture Institute is an opportunity for middle and high school students to take part in a two-week global experience (July 24-August 7) on the University of Washington campus in Seattle, Washington. The SLCI is a powerful way for students to build cultural competency, practice communication and diplomacy skills, make friends from around the world, and become not just global citizens, but global leaders.

    Global Leadership class participants will take part in morning sessions focused on leadership, international awareness, and cross cultural topics. English Language class participants will spend the morning in interactive classes focused on speaking and listening skills. Afternoon excursions bring both groups together to inspire sharing and cultural exchange while enjoying Seattle and the Puget Sound region.

    In addition to daily activities, students will also take part in a two-day, one-night camp experience and visit Mount Rainier with international participants.

    As part of a cohort of young people from around the world learning alongside one another, students in the Seattle Language and Culture Institute will develop deep cultural awareness, global perspective, and enduring friendships with other youth around the world.

    Please contact Ellen Frierson at with questions.

    Go Global Language Camp

    Learn Arabic, Chinese or Korean with OneWorld Now! this summer.

    OneWorld Now!’s three-week summer camp for high school students focuses on fostering language acquisition, intercultural understanding and a desire to experience the world. Students can enroll in beginning Modern Standard Arabic, Mandarin Chinese or Korean and will learn through immersion classes, guest speakers, cultural activities and field trips.

    There is a $25 registration fee but thanks to continued support from STARTALK, there are no other fees or deposits to attend this camp; all meals, snacks and supplies will be provided. 

    Click here to learn more and apply!

    Global Competence Certificate Program

    The Global Competence Certificate Program was created to track students' development of competencies that are critical to their success in the global economy and their abilities to contribute meaningfully as global citizens. In order to fulfill certificate requirements, students will reflect on their experiences in 3 key competencies:

    Global Learning, International Engagement, Language and Intercultural Learning

    This website provides a guide for parents, teachers, and students. Students will work with a faculty adviser in their school and with World Affairs Council staff in order to identify opportunities and create a plan towards achieving each of the 3 competencies. As part of the certificate program, students will create their own website portfolios.

    A small group of students will be invited to participate in a pilot of the Global Competence Certificate Program. See this flyer for more details and please talk with Mr. Zeichner if you are interested in learning more. The GCC will look great on any student's resume! 

    CIEE Global Navigator Program​

    The 2017 Global Navigator scholarship application season is now complete. This is the first year Chief Sealth has been a Global Navigator school. There were 11 total students who applied for programs/scholarships and 5 students were accepted and have confirmed their spots. 3 students were given a GNS scholarship totaling $14,000 and 2 students were given a CIEE access grant totaling $1670.00. The total amount was $15,670.00 awarded to our students! Applications for summer 2018 will go live this July.

    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!

    Mr. Zeichner's bulletin boardTRAVEL THE WORLD


    Travel / Study Abroad Opportunities for Students

    Travel / Study Abroad Opportunities for Teachers


    Thanks to the generosity of a local philanthropist, Chief Sealth is able to award $15,000 of Travel Experience Grants to students each year. This year's application deadline has passed. Students should apply to the program(s) they want to join and then they can apply for the Travel Experience Grant after the are accepted. Many students are able to combine financial aid packages from their program and the Travel Experience Grant to cover most costs. The primary requirement is that the student choose an experience that will take him/her outside of his/her comfort zone. Financial need and the student's prior travel experience is also considered. 

    We are excited to announce that Chief Sealth was accepted into the Global Navigator Scholarship Program for summer study abroad by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). Our school is able to award $25,000 of scholarships to Chief Sealth students who want to participate in CIEE summer study abroad programs. Global Navigator Schools are a select group of fewer than 100 high schools nationwide; they share a commitment to global competence and excellence in world language instruction. The summer 2018 applications will go live this July. Start browsing the CIEE catalog today. 

    HOST A VISITING STUDENT (and maybe a teacher)

    Chief Sealth is fortunate to host international exchange students from several different countries. This year, students from Germany, Brazil, Ukraine, Korea, and Vietnam are calling Chief Sealth home. 

    If you are interested in an intercultural experience, please consider being a host family even if it is only for a short time.  Here are some current hosting opportunities:

    The World Affairs Council is seeking globally-minded families and individuals in the greater Seattle area to volunteer to provide a homestay for high school-aged Youth Leaders from Mexico and Iraq this summer. This is a wonderful and unique volunteer opportunity to learn about cultures from around the world and to share a little of our own Pacific Northwest culture and hospitality.  

    Host one or two students from the following programs:

    • Mexico Youth Leadership Program/Jóvenes en Acción: July 18-30
    • Iraq Young Leaders Exchange Program: July 13-27

    About the Youth Participants:

    • They speak English and are juniors and seniors in high school. 
    • They have been competitively selected for participation by our partner organization, World Learning, based on their leadership abilities, commitment to their local communities, and academic performance.  
    • They will participate in a program organized by the World Affairs Council during business days with the evenings and weekends open to explore Seattle and spend time with their host families. 
    • They can take public transportation to the daily meeting spot at the World Affairs Council office downtown.
    • They will be provided bus passes, cell phones, and lunch on programming days. 

    About Hosting:

    • This is a volunteer opportunity.
    • A private room with an individual bed and most meals are required. 
    • Families or individuals can host two guests, but they must have separate beds.
    • Interested hosts must complete all application requirements. 
    • The World Affairs Council will provide group airport transportation to and from a downtown location and 24-hour staff support.

    Questions? Email the International Visitor Program.

    Click here to apply!


    Global Talk Current Issue: May 2017

    Noah Zeichner teaches Global Leadership and American Government, & is the Global Education Resource Teacher. Zeichner writes and publishes Chief Sealth International Global Talk - a monthly newsletter covering opportunities and activities for and by students and teachers in Seattle's ten international schools.

    Archived Issues: click here for archive.