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2014 KnowledgeLink Programs

FOR STUDENTS

KnowledgeLink


WELCOME FROM VICTORIA Dear Students and Families, As a KnowledgeLink educator and consultant, it gives me great pleasure to introduce myself and our programs. With over 30 unique programs spanning 250 educational institutions in six different countries, KnowledgeLink remains a fast-growing leader in providing high-quality academic and cultural exchanges. Each of our programs aims to provide students with critical language, analytical, cultural and leadership skills necessary to succeed in an ever-interconnected world. We work closely with all of our partners to ensure a safe, supportive and intercultural setting while executing our strong curriculum. What distinguishes KnowledgeLink is our uncompromising commitment to academic excellence and support for the continued success of our students. Even months after programs end, our teachers, host families and staff are still in close touch with our students. Whether you enroll at a program for three days or three months or even three years for a valuable dual diploma, I am confident that the experience will forge unforgettable memories, lifelong connections and invaluable opportunities for your future. I hope this brochure gives you the information you need to make your final decision in selecting one of our programs. We are eager to welcome you to our growing and global network of students. For those of you who have already selected a program: Welcome! I wish you all the best as you embark on this amazing journey and hope to see you soon!

Victoria Neff Program Consultant

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around the world with subjects

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talented people at the most

expand students’ knowledge,

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supportive environment

institutions in the world

life-long impact


SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW

KnowledgeLink? HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

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1k+ 60+ 50+

TRAINING AT TOP UNIVERSITIES

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Students from three continents have participated in KnowledgeLink programs since 2012

Staff & Teachers around the world have supported KnowledgeLink programs since 2012

Schools of different types have worked exclusively with KnowledgeLink to provide high-quality programs

Cities across four countries have hosted KnowledgeLink programs or sent participants

SISTER COMPANIES The Cambridge Institute

LANGUAGE & CULTURAL EXCHANGE

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www.thecambridgeinstitute.org

GP Homestay www.gphomestay.com

EXCLUSIVE PARTNERS SummerFuel www.summerfuel.com

INTERNATIONAL DUAL-DIPLOMA

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Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents www.massupt.org


Medford, OR A Chinese student is taking notes in a class at St. Mary’s school

AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

Experiencing a new culture and education system, I’ve matured in so many ways.” DANIEL Haikou, China

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KnowledgeLink’s American High School Experience offer students the opportunity to experience American secondary education firsthand. Students will sit in on real American middle or high school classes and learn alongside American students throughout the school day.

HOMESTAY

Through these immersive experiences, students will learn academic English from their teachers at American high schools and will learn colloquial English through interaction with their local peers. host families and neighbors.

HIGH SCHOOL LIFE

A network of over 1,500 experienced families across America helping students feel at home

A wide array of for-credit courses, electives, extra-curricular activities and recognized community service hours offered at many locations

In addition, students will have the opportunity to participate in electives, student-run clubs and extra-curricular activities offered at each location. While participating in a diverse spectrum of activities, students will develop their English language, self-identity, leadership and cross-cultural communication skills.

REGIONAL TOURS Enhance your program by adding regional excursions, sight-seeing or VIP tours of institutions in our network

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MOUNT ST. JOSEPH ACADEMY

Rutland, VT

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THE CALVERTON SCHOOL

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MOUNT ROYAL ACADEMY

Sunapee, NH

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WENTWORTH MILITARY ACADEMY Lexington, MO

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THE SPARHAWK SCHOOL

Amesbury, MA

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ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL SCHOOL

Fort Worth, TX

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NATICK HIGH SCHOOL

Natick, MA

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JOY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Glendale, AZ

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CHAPEL FIELD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Pine Bush, NY

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VILLAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS

Los Angeles, CA

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LAWRENCE WOODMERE ACADEMY Woodmere, NY

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LA REINA HIGH SCHOOL

Thousand Oaks, CA P. 19

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JOHN CARROLL SCHOOL

Bel Air, MD

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SANTA CLARA HIGH SCHOOL

Oxnard, CA

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GRACE ACADEMY

Hagerstown, MD P. 13

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ST. MARY’S SCHOOL

Medford, OR

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Huntingtown, MD

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MOUNT ST. JOSEPH ACADEMY RUTLAND, VT

The core mission of Mount St. Joseph Academy remains the same as the intentions of the first women who began the Academy over 125 years ago in 1882: to educate the whole person in mind, spirit and body. The MSJ tradition continues with award-winning drama opportunities, a burgeoning music program and competitive Varsity team sports for both men and women. At the same time, dedicated teachers, mentors and coaches continue to make the extra effort to assist students and contribute to the their school and the community.

Type Co-ed, Private, Catholic

Year Founded

SPECIALIZATIONS Ballet Dance

SCHOOL STATS

1994 Basketball, Football or Baseball

Food Drive

Grades K-12 Enrollment 170 Average Class Size 10 College Acceptance Rate 96% Website msjvermont.org

HIGHLIGHTS Adirondack Mountains

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Manchester Outlets

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory

Farmer’s Market


MOUNT ROYAL ACADEMY

SUNAPEE, NH

Mount Royal Academy is a private Catholic school nestled in the hills of New Hampshire’s Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region. Since 1994 the faculty, families and friends of Mount Royal have strived to provide a quality education to the children of our community. Above all, Mount Royal Academy aims to inspire and educate the whole person through the spiritual, academic, and physical formation of each student. The school is experiencing tremendous growth, both in student enrollment and in the campus. Enrollment has increased by over 100 students in just four short years, reflecting the school’s commitment to academic excellence.

SCHOOL STATS Type Co-ed, Private, Catholic Year Founded 1994

SPECIALIZATIONS Outdoor Activities

Leadership Development

Community Service

Grades PreK-12 Enrollment 193 Average Class Size 10 College Acceptance Rate 83% Website mountroyalacademy.com

HIGHLIGHTS Boston Trip

Dartmouth College

White Mountains

Tax-Free Stores

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SPARHAWK SCHOOL

AMESBURY, MA

Founded in 1994, Sparhawk School represents the culmination of a lifetime of work for its founder and headmaster, Louise Stilphen. The school’s enduring purpose is to be a place that honors children and celebrates ideas, and is a vibrant student-centered school. In 2013, the school began to accept boarding students from around the United States and other countries into its residential program in nearby Haverhill, MA.

SCHOOL STATS Type Co-ed, Private, Catholic Year Founded 1994

SPECIALIZATIONS ESL Training

College Admission Prep

SAT & TOEFL Test Prep

Grades K-12 Enrollment 170 Average Class Size 10 College Acceptance Rate 100% Website sparhawkschool.com

HIGHLIGHTS Boston Trip

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North Shore Beaches

Harvard, MIT & Tufts

Berry Picking


NATICK HIGH SCHOOL

NATICK, MA

Natick High School is one of Massachusetts top public high schools serving students in grades 9–12 in Natick, Massachusetts. Founded in 1954, the school is a community of learners dedicated to helping all students reach their highest academic, physical and social potential. Within a supportive and respectful environment, students are encouraged to be informed, responsible and productive citizens. Recognizing the diversity of our students and the different ways in which they develop, the school uses a variety of teaching and assessment strategies and offer a range of educational opportunities.

Type Public Year Founded 1953

SPECIALIZATIONS Music & Drama

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Speech & Debate

Football, Baseball or Basketball

Grades K-12 Enrollment 1,300 Average Class Size 10 College Acceptance Rate 100% Website natickps.org/natickhigh

HIGHLIGHTS Boston Trip

Providence Trip

Harvard, MIT & Brown

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

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CHAPEL FIELD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

PINE BUSH, NY

Founded in 1986 by Principal William Spanjer, Sr. and his wife, Chapel Field Christian School is dedicated to preparing each student in all academic disciplines to be successful at the next level of study. Chapel Field emphasizes learning within a tightly knit school community where students and faculty are one big family. Students are taught in a rigorous and positive learning environment that prepares them for the challenges of college life and beyond. Students build moral character through service to the community and charity, both at home and abroad.

Type Co-ed, Private, Catholic

SPECIALIZATIONS

Year Founded 1985

ESL Training

Arts & Crafts

Softball, Basketball or Soccer

SCHOOL STATS

Grades PreK-12 Enrollment 290 Average Class Size 15 College Acceptance Rate 100% Website chapelfieldchristianschool.com

HIGHLIGHTS New York City Trip

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Hudson River

Columbia, Princeton & Yale

Team Building


LAWRENCE WOODMERE ACADEMY

WOODMERE, NY

Lawrence Woodmere Academy prides itself as a Long Island private school that has always demonstrated the very finest college preparatory program. The school’s founding families were committed to a strong program of academics, arts and athletics that was complimented by an emphasis on character education and community service. Today the school’s mission remains committed to these founding principles while recognizing the responsibilities to effectively educate students for the 21st century: Lawrence Woodmere Academy is a premier college preparatory school for students, families, and educators who embrace quality education with shared  priorities, passions and commitment in an environment that values wisdom and  nurtures personal, community and global responsibility. 

Type Co-ed, Private, Catholic Year Founded 1912 Grades PreK-12

SPECIALIZATIONS ESL Training

SCHOOL STATS

Basketball, Football or Baseball

Culinary Arts

Enrollment 325 Average Class Size 12 College Acceptance Rate 100% Website lawrencewoodmere.org

HIGHLIGHTS New York City Trip

Broadway Theatre

Columbia, Princeton & Yale

NBA Professional Games

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JOHN CARROLL SCHOOL

BEL AIR, MD

Founded in 1964 and situated on 87 beautiful acres in upstate Maryland, the John Carroll School affirms that true education aims at the formation of the human person spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically. The school strives to instill students with a strong sense of self, the capacity to achieve personal fulfillment and professional aspirations, a global perspective and finally, a strong, moral compass to guide students throughout their lives.

Type Co-ed, Independent, Catholic Year Founded 1964

SPECIALIZATIONS Broadcast Journalism

SCHOOL STATS

Media & Design

Baseball, Basketball or Football

Grades 9-12 Enrollment 663 Average Class Size 18 College Acceptance Rate 99% Website johncarroll.org

HIGHLIGHTS Washington D.C. Trip

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Baltimore Trip

New York City Trip

Georgetown


GRACE ACADEMY

HAGERSTOWN, MD

The mission of Grace Academy is to provide an environment of academic excellence that will develop an educated citizen and cultivate students who think and serve globally. Located near the nation’s capital, summer programs at Grace Academy enable students to experience authentic American culture and explore the nation’s historic monuments.

SPECIALIZATIONS For-Credit Courses

ESL Training

Community Service

SCHOOL STATS Type Co-ed, Private Year Founded 1976 Grades PreK-12 Enrollment 345 Average Class Size 17 College Acceptance Rate 73% Website graceacademyonline.org

HIGHLIGHTS Washington D.C. Trip

Baltimore Trip

Hershey’s Chocolate World

Team Building

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THE CALVERTON SCHOOL

HUNTINGTOWN, MD

The Calverton School is a college preparatory, private, day school located on a campus of 150 acres in Huntingtown, Maryland. It is one of the most prestigious independent schools in Maryland and a leader in providing college-prep education. Fostering a culture of respect, high expectations and shared experiences, the Calverton School instills intellectual curiosity, personal responsibility, and a strong work ethic to prepare students for higher education and responsible citizenship in a global community.

Type Co-ed, Private Year Founded 1986

SPECIALIZATIONS For-Credit Courses

SCHOOL STATS

Music & Theatre Performance

Teaching Chinese

Grades PreK-12 Enrollment 400 Average Class Size 18-20 College Acceptance Rate 100% Website calvertonschool.org

HIGHLIGHTS Washington D.C. Trip

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Baltimore Trip

Beach Day

Engineering & Robotics Lab


WENTWORTH MILITARY ACADEMY

LEXINGTON, MO

Wentworth Military Academy was founded by banker and philanthropist Stephen G. Wentworth in 1880 as a memorial for his son William Wentworth. Wentworth is the oldest military academy west of the Mississippi River, and the campus is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is just one of five military junior colleges in the United States. Wentworth Military Academy is defined by its well-defined values, tradition and training, which are engrained in the schools environment.

Type Co-ed Year Founded 1880

SPECIALIZATIONS Military Experience

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Marching Band

ESL Training

Grades 9-12 & Junior College Enrollment 77 (Grades 9-12) Average Class Size 12 College Acceptance Rate 100% Website wma.edu

HIGHLIGHTS Kansas City Trip

St. Louis Trip

Washington University

Major League Baseball Game

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ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL SCHOOL

FORT WORTH, TX

Born out of Fort Worth’s All Saints’ Episcopal Church in 1951 and beginning as a Pre-Kindergarten school, today’s All Saints Episcopal School is a renowned PreK-12 school with a college-style campus, located in the western district of Fort Worth. All Saints’ Episcopal School promotes academic excellence in a nurturing, Christian environment and upholds the Anglican tradition of worship. Each student learns the importance of following Christ’s model of making a positive difference in the lives of others and to use their God-given talents to the best of their ability.

Type Co-ed, Christian

SPECIALIZATIONS

Year Founded 1951

Football

Soccer

Tennis

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Grades PreK-12 Enrollment 860 Average Class Size 12 College Acceptance Rate 100% Website asesftw.org

HIGHLIGHTS Dallas Trip

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Cowboy & Rodeo

Water Gardens

Bureau of Engraving and Printing


JOY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

GLENDALE, AZ

Joy Christian is one of the best private, Christian schools in the state of Arizona. The school’s branded “Core Knowledge” curriculum, renowned fine arts program, and competitive athletics have contributed to Joy Christian’s success over the years. At the heart of Joy Christian’s mission is its utmost dedication to developing global leaders and fostering life-long transformational experiences. Joy Christian School exists to awaken and refine the necessary balance of courage, ambition, and intellect that will enable its students to achieve their dreams and equip them to conquer those dreams they have not yet realized.

Type Co-ed, Private Year Founded 1997

SPECIALIZATIONS For-Credit Courses

SCHOOL STATS

Comunity Service

Football, Basketball or Tennis

Grades PreK-12 Enrollment 800 Average Class Size 18 College Acceptance Rate 100% Website joyschool.org

HIGHLIGHTS Phoenix Trip

Grand Canyon

Apache Tribe

University of Arizona

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VILLAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS

LOS ANGELES, CA

Founded in 1949, Village Christian School in the San Fernando Valley has been a vanguard of quality education in the Greater Los Angeles area for 64 years. The mission of Village Christian School is to provide a CAREing, Christcentered education producing students who thrive. Since the initial ground-breaking in 1957, Village Christian has continued to add buildings and programs to support the mission and purpose of the school. As we look forward to the next decades, plans are underway for continued growth.

Type Co-ed, Private, Christian Year Founded 1949

SPECIALIZATIONS Visual & Performing Arts

SCHOOL STATS

Advertising & Film

Pottery & Art

Grades K-12 Enrollment 950 Average Class Size 21 College Acceptance Rate 100% Website villagechristian.org

HIGHLIGHTS Los Angeles Trip

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Disneyland

Hollywood

Santa Monica Beach


LA REINA HIGH SCHOOL

THOUSAND OAKS, CA

Selected as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2013, La Reina High School remains one of the nation’s premier all-girls private schools. The award is a true testament to the dedication and commitment of its students, faculty and staff. La Reina High School currently serves 565 students in grades 7 through 12 on its beautiful campus of 40 acres and is recognized in the community as an academic powerhouse. Students complete a college preparatory curriculum that is aligned with the standards for admission to the University of California. In 2013, the senior class had a 100% acceptance rate to colleges and universities across the United States, reflecting the school’s commitment to excellence.

SPECIALIZATIONS For-Credit Courses

Debate & Mock Trial

Vocal Arts

SCHOOL STATS Type All-girls, Private Year Founded 1964 Grades 7-12 Enrollment 564 Average Class Size 24 College Acceptance Rate 100% Website lareina.com

HIGHLIGHTS Los Angeles Trip

Disneyland

Hollywood

University of Southern California

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SANTA CLARA HIGH SCHOOL

OXNARD, CA

Santa Clara High School is the oldest high school in Ventura County, California, having served thousands of students since it first opened it doors in 1901. The school’s well-regarded academics and competitive sports teams are known throughout the state of California. The mission of Santa Clara High School is that all students, will receive a quality education as embodied in a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum. Upon graduation our students will have developed into active participants in their faith, academic, and social communities.

Type Co-ed, Private Year Founded 1901

SPECIALIZATIONS For-Credit Courses

SCHOOL STATS

Swimming

Tennis

Grades 9-12 Enrollment 280 Average Class Size 22 College Acceptance Rate 100% Website santaclarahighschool.org

HIGHLIGHTS Los Angeles Trip

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Disneyland

Hollywood

Beach Day


ST. MARY’S SCHOOL

MEDFORD, OR

St. Mary’s School was founded in 1865 during the age of the American frontier when many pioneer families moved westward. It is the oldest school in the region. In 1998, St. Mary’s began a multi-phase building campaign, and since then a new parking facility, an all-weather eight-lane track, athletic fields, a library, media and science center with three science labs and seven classrooms have been built. St. Mary’s School is a five-time winner of the Oregonian Cup which recognizes overall school excellence in academics, activities, athletics and sportsmanship. In 2008, China named St. Mary’s School the first Confucius Classroom in North America.

Type Co-ed, Private, Catholic Year Founded 1865

SPECIALIZATIONS ESL & Test Prep

SCHOOL STATS

Outdoor Activities

Confucius Institute

Grades 6-12 Enrollment 468 Average Class Size 18 College Acceptance Rate 97% Website smschool.us

HIGHLIGHTS San Francisco Trip

Seattle Trip

Stanford University

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Cambridge, MA Students are having a group discussion on the Harvard Radcliffe Campus

TRAINING AT TOP UNIVERSITIES

I learned leadership and time management. This program gave me motivation to study. I could learn the different college atmosphere between in Korea and in America.” JIEUN K. Busan, South Korea

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From the California coastline to the shores of England, KnowledgeLink is pleased to announce an expansion of our training programs at top university campuses around the world. Growing in size, location and programming options, these programs are among our most popular for high school students. Our Intensive Training programs aim to provide students with a depth and breadth of understanding in a given area of study. Students spend three or more weeks taking a course taught by a university professor. Select programs also feature college admissions and test prep; these programs will equip students with tools and resources to get a head start on their academic careers and successful college admission. Without a doubt, students will mature, learn and grow in ways they never imagined.

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HEADSTART Participate in collge admission info sessions, meet admission officers, discuss with student ambassadors and learn effective application strategies from our experts

UNIVERSITY LIFE Experience the challenges of college life and what it’s like to live, learn and grow at a top university

RIGOROUS TRAINING A robust and intensive curriculum that advances students skills, creativity and critical thinking in a given field

HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Cambridge, MA

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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON

Madison, WI

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MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Cambridge, MA

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YALE UNIVERSITY

New Haven, CT

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Stanford, CA

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HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Cambridge, MA

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TUFTS UNIVERSITY

Medford, MA

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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

New York, NY

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - BERKELEY

Berkeley, CA

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HARVARD LAW SCHOOL

Cambridge, MA

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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS - AMHERST

Amherst, MA

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UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

Oxford, UK

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HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

The goal of the our training programs at Harvard is to shape the leaders of tomorrow. Our workshops and lectures are designed to instill critical leadership skills and team spirit in our participants. Furthermore, with Harvard being the first university in the U.S., with its leading role in higher education, and considering the wealth of its intellectual resources, the participants in our program are in for an intellectually stimulating journey. The knowledge they will acquire will not only enable them to be leaders in their schools or communities, but they will develop as global citizens. The program fosters skills in debate and public speaking, project design and implementation, innovation, civic engagement, and team management.

COURSES & LECTURES PATHWAYS TO GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP Understand the advantages in being a global citizen and the pathways to getting there.

CREATIVITY & CRITICAL THINKING Learn how to measure and evaluate creativity and critical thinking skills.

UN: MISSION & WORK OPPORTUNITY Overview UN’s history, its mission(s), its different agencies, and career opportunities with the UN for young people (including internships).

CONFLICT RESOLUTION Learn conflict resolution strategies and principles, which can be applied at the family level, to schools, the workplace, at the governmental level, etc.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Focus on problem-solving skills and feature a simulation activity, where students will be assigned a leadership role and a world issue to solve.

NEGOTIATION SKILLS Master how to negotiate with other parties and reach a win-win situation.

THE GREAT LEADERS WHO SHAPED THE WORLD Examine the accomplishments and mistakes of prominent leaders around the world, which can serve as lessons for them as young leaders

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT Reflect on the question: “what can I do for my country, my community, or the world?” This course is project-based and encourages students to develop a community service project.

PUBLIC SPEAKING FOR LEADERS Learn how to communicate effectively and comfortably in public as well as debating skills.

HOW TO WORK IN TEAMS Feature activities that will help students hone their team spirit and learn how to work in teams effectively.

CAMBRIDGE, MA

QUICK INFO Length 3 ~ 9 days (flexible) Grades Grade 7-12 & college students Housing Dorms at Fisher College Dinning Lunch at great surrounding restaurants Certificate Yes Students Maximum 100

ACTIVITIES & TRIPS DAILY ACTIVITIES We offer a wide range of activities each and every day during the program, such as Neighboring College Visit, Pizza Party, Boating & Rowing, Students Panel Q&A, South America Grill Buffet, Picnic along Charels River etc.

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EXTENDED TRIPS During the program, we will explore the beautiful & historical Boston area, enjoy local food and experience the culture, some of the favorite sites including Freedom Trail, Quincy Market, Beacon Hill and Fenway Parks

A student is giving a speech at Harvard during the training program


UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON

MADISON, WI

The Specialized Training Program is for gifted high school students who want to explore interdisciplinary knowledge in an intimate college learning environment. Students in this selective three-week residential program gather to challenge themselves and build relationships with peers that will last a lifetime. Small class sizes and a customized curriculum approach ensure the optimal learning environment, with in-depth study of the topics and research that define 21st century knowledge. The program engages a select number of talented students from across Wisconsin, the nation, and the world in the research-based expertise of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Time 3 weeks (June 22 – July 12)

COURSES & LECTURES

Grades Completing grades 9 - 12

INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL REASONING Examine arguments from both popular media and the great philosophers. ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY Examine the variety of approaches used by psychologists in the treatment of personality and behavioral disorders. THE HUMAN BODY & DISEASE Probe the nature of disease with new understandings about genetics, pathology, and epidemiology. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Understand the fundamentals and tools of molecular biology from discussion of cells, genomes, and cell chemistry to DNA, cellular organization, function and cell immunity. PHYSICS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE Explore the history behind modern Physics, and share stories of the triumphs and tragedies befalling many of the pioneers of modern science.

COMPUTER SCIENCE Study data structures, algorithms, digital structures, and other key programming concepts from real-world examples such as Google and Netflix. INTERNATIONAL LAW & POLICY Examine the relationships of the major players within the infrastructure of the global legal system. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Explore the concepts of intellectual property, patents, trademarks, and copyrights, and cover important early steps in the patent process.

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Housing Lakeshore dormitories on the UW-Madison campus Dinning 3 meals/day included (B, L & D) Credits Yes (High School or Enrichment) Students Maximum 10

THEATRE: ACTING & PLAYWRITING Delve into some fascinating times in theatrical history and learn the art of playwriting and directing. STATISTICS: PRECISION, PREDICTION & TRUTH Starts with fundamentals of collecting and presenting data and weaves its way through the concepts of central tendency, probability, normal distribution, correlation, and regression analysis.

ACTIVITIES & TRIPS DAILY ACTIVITIES Daytime activities include crafts, sports, tours of numerous museums established by UW’s academic departments (including zoology, geology, art, engineering and physics), and trips to the famous Wisconsin Union and State Street.

EXTENDED TRIPS Over the second weekend of camp, students are able to participate in an extended trip out of Madison with supervising adults. In 2012 and 2013, the students toured Chicago. During the 2014 summer, the students have the opportunity to spend a day in the Wisconsin Dells.

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MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

The Social Entrepreneurship programs invite high school students to MIT and help them to build effective and efficient business-based solutions to social problems. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT also has a strong entrepreneurial culture. The aggregated revenues of companies founded by MIT alumni would rank as the eleventh-largest economy in the world.

COURSES & LECTURES

CAMBRIDGE, MA

QUICK INFO Length 3 ~ 9 days (flexible) Grades Grade 7-12 & college students

INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY Gauge how to use hobbies and skills as earning potentials; be it a gift for designing computer games, skills in arts, crafts, as well as academic excellence.

BUDGETING Learn how to build a budget and will also learn the basic accounting principles, such as how to make an accounting spreadsheet.

IDENTIFYING RESOURCES Highlight available resources for teen entrepreneurs, from national and international grant organizations, to learning resources and tools.

STEPS FOR EFFECTIVE PROJECT DESIGN Cover principles on how to conduct need-assessment to how to identify and reach out to key stakeholders.

MICROECONOMICS Focuses on the practicality of economics and learn investment strategies and how to maximize profit.

UNDERSTANDING THE BUSINESS CULTURE Understand what the expectations are in the business culture, such as dress code, expected behavior in social gatherings, etc.

SALES AND MARKETING Get to know basic knowledge of business and learn persuasive skills necessary for sales and marketing.

HOW TO BUILD TEAM’S HUMAN CAPITAL Foster the ability to create strong teams and to target and attract people with the right skills to your team.

BUSINESS MODELS Get farmiliar with different business models, and learn skills such as grant-writing and fundraising.

EFFECTIVE PROJECT MANAGEMENT Learn the principles for effective project management, from time management skills to operations planning and implementation.

Housing Dorms at Fisher College Dinning Lunch at great surrounding restaurants Certificate Yes Students Maximum 100

ACTIVITIES & TRIPS DAILY ACTIVITIES We offer a wide range of activities each and every day during the program, such as Local Business Visit, Institutions visit, Pizza Party, Boating & Rowing, Students Panel Q&A, South America Grill Buffet, Picnic along Charels River etc.

EXTENDED TRIPS During the program, we will explore the beautiful & historical Boston area, enjoy local food and experience the culture, some of the favorite sites including Freedom Trail, Quincy Market, Beacon Hill and Fenway Parks

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YALE UNIVERSITY

NEW HAVEN, CT

The Social Entrepreneurship programs aim to expose high school students to the cross-disciplinary skills necessary to build effective and efficient business-based solutions to social problems. Hosted at Yale, one of the most prestigious campuses in the world, SE programs empower young social entrepreneurs to leverage their resources and find creative solutions to key social issues in their communities and around the globe.

COURSES & LECTURES RESEARCH & DISCOVERY Learn how to use best research practices to discover and examine today’s pressing social issues and the companies and organizations taking steps to address them. What is already being done and is it effective? How can you and your venture make a greater impact? OPERATIONS & LOGISTICS What will you need to implement a focused project? Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills as you face operational challenges with your project teammates. Games and exercises will strengthen your creative thinking before you plan and execute your venture on campus.

MARKETING Listen to guest speakers discuss how they built brand awareness for their ventures and causes. Learn how to communicate your message using social media and other emerging marketing and advertising tools. FINANCE Design realistic financial models and gain effective strategies for fundraising. Along with your teammates, create and present budgets for you venture project and role-play interviews and pitches to potential investors and/or donors.

QUICK INFO Time 3 weeks (June 29 – July 19) Grades Completing grades 9 - 12 Housing Suite-style double rooms on the Yale Campus Dinning 3 meals/day included (B, L & D) Students Maximum 4

SUSTAINABILITY Discuss ways to build sustainable and scalable business models. Study and compare successful and growing ventures and apply these lessons to your own venture plan.

ACTIVITIES & TRIPS LOCAL EXCURSIONS Summer weekends are meant for fun and we make sure that you have time to enjoy them. Some of the attractions include New York City, Six Flags Theme Park, Boston and local beaches.

DAILY ACTIVITIES When classes finish, it’s time to play. We organize exciting and active extracurricular options every day of the week. Past favorites include: Talent show, speed friending, basketball, scavenger hunt, movie nights, soccer, karaoke, ultimate Frisbee, trivia night, game shows, water wars, battle of the sexes, yoga, hiking, swimming, tie-dye, henna tattoos

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY

STANFORD, CA

The Social Entrepreneurship programs aim to expose high school students to the cross-disciplinary skills necessary to build effective and efficient business-based solutions to social problems. Hosted at Stanford, one of the most prestigious campuses in the world, SE programs empower young social entrepreneurs to leverage their resources and find creative solutions to key social issues in their communities and around the globe.

COURSES & LECTURES RESEARCH & DISCOVERY Learn how to use best research practices to discover and examine today’s pressing social issues and the companies and organizations taking steps to address them. What is already being done and is it effective? How can you and your venture make a greater impact? OPERATIONS & LOGISTICS What will you need to implement a focused project? Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills as you face operational challenges with your project teammates. Games and exercises will strengthen your creative thinking before you plan and execute your venture on campus.

QUICK INFO Time 3 weeks (June 29 – July 19) Grades Completing grades 9 - 12

MARKETING Listen to guest speakers discuss how they built brand awareness for their ventures and causes. Learn how to communicate your message using social media and other emerging marketing and advertising tools. FINANCE Design realistic financial models and gain effective strategies for fundraising. Along with your teammates, create and present budgets for you venture project and role-play interviews and pitches to potential investors and/or donors.

Housing Lagunita Court on the Stanford Campus Dinning 3 meals/day included (B, L & D) Students Maximum 2

SUSTAINABILITY Discuss ways to build sustainable and scalable business models. Study and compare successful and growing ventures and apply these lessons to your own venture plan.

ACTIVITIES & TRIPS LOCAL EXCURSIONS Summer weekends are meant for fun and we make sure that you have time to enjoy them. Some of the attractions include San Francisco, Great America Theme Park, Half Moon Bay etc.

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DAILY ACTIVITIES When classes finish, it’s time to play. We organize exciting and active extracurricular options every day of the week. Past favorites include: Talent show, speed friending, basketball, scavenger hunt, movie nights, soccer, karaoke, ultimate Frisbee, trivia night, game shows, water wars, battle of the sexes, yoga, running club, hiking, tie-dye, henna tattoos.

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HARVARD UNIVERSITY

CAMBRIDGE, MA

Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university, whose history, influence and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Our program feature couses such as college counseling, interview workshops, SAT preparation and application essay writing classes. All the courses will be delivered by Harvard professors or alumni. Students will also have opportunities to tour top colleges in New England, participate in information info sessions and meet admission officers.

SAMPLE ITINERARY DAY 1 Arrival & Orientation

DAY 5 MIT, Tufts Univ. Suffolk Univ.

DAY 8 Boston College, Brandeis Univ.

DAY 2 - 3 Boston Exploration

DAY 6 Boston Univ., Berklee College

DAY 9 Closing Ceremony

DAY 4 First day of class at Harvard

DAY 7 Northeastern Univ., Art Museum

DAY 10 - 16 Optional extended trip

QUICK INFO Length 3 ~ 9 days (flexible) Grades Grade 7-12 & college students Housing Dorms at Fisher College Dinning Lunch at great surrounding restaurants Certificate Yes

ACADEMICS & ACTIVITIES COURSES & WORKSHOPS Each day, students will study college prep courses and participate in various workshops on the Harvard Radcliffe Campus. Some of the favorite topics include College Curricula & Syllabi Analysis, Communication Skills, Effective Study Skills for College Success, Career & Aptitude Orientation, Team Building, Speech and Debate Tournament etc.

NETWORKING EVENTS Get social! It’s so true nowadays that Human Connection becomes the key to sucess. During our programs, we will invite top college alumni or wellknown corporate professionals to share their stories and tips with our students. Students can also ask questions and connect with them on social network.

DAILY ACTIVITIES During the program, we will explore the beautiful & historical Boston area, enjoy local food and experience the culture, some of the favorite sites including Freedom Trail, Quincy Market, Beacon Hill and Fenway Parks. We also offer a wide range of activities, such as Pizza Party, Boating & Rowing, Students Panel Q&A, South America Grill Buffet, Picnic along Charels River etc.

COLLEGE VISITS Everyday, you’ll have the opportunity to visit neighboring institutions and attend their Admission Info Session where you could even meet admission officers and have on-site interviews. You can also choose to join our extended trip to visit more prestigious colleges outside Massachusett, such as Yale, Brown, Columbia, Cornell and Princeton etc.

Students Maximum 100

Students follow the tradition to rub John Harvard’s foot for luck

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TUFTS UNIVERSITY

MEDFORD, MA

Tufts is recognized as a premier university dedicated to educating new leaders for a changing world. Superb teaching and world-class research equip graduates. Our program is a short, intensive preparation for the college admissions process. Course content includes college counseling, instructive college admissions workshops, SAT preparation with the Princeton Review and excellent essay writing classes.

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE 9:00 AM SAT Prep Class

3:00 PM College Counseling

7:30 PM Workshop

12:00 PM Lunch/Free Time

4:15 PM Essay Writing

9:00 PM Evening Activities

ACADEMICS & ACTIVITIES ESSAY WRITING Your college application essay, or personal statement, is one of the only parts of the application over which you have complete control so it is especially important that you take the time to make it effective and meaningful. A great application essay will present a personal and compelling view of you to the admissions committee. It will round out the rest of your application and help you stand out from the applicant pool.

COLLEGE COUNSELING Both one-on-one counseling and workshop are available to help students find their best fits. During individualized counseling, students and counselors work together to better define student interests and college preferences. Each evening students and college counselors will gather to focus on key aspects of the college admissions process. Workshops provide an excellent forum for college counselors to share information and for students to ask questions.

COLLEGE VISITS By visiting different types of institutions (public/ private, large/small, urban/suburban) students will be able to better discern some of the typical differences between each type and get a feel for the setting that feels most comfortable to them. Past college visits include Harvard University, Boston University, Emerson College, Boston College, Northeastern University and Tufts University.

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Time 3 weeks (June 29 – July 10) Grades Completing grades 10 & 11 Housing South Hall on the Tufts Campus Dinning 3 meals/day included (B, L & D) Students Maximum 6

SAT PREP Each day, students will start with SAT preparation classes by the Princeton Review. 18 hours of instruction will provide comprehensive SAT preparation (math, verbal and writing). 3 full diagnostic SATs will also be administered and scored to provide students with performance feedback on live tests. All CAP students will have a Princeton Review account to view their results and continue practicing for the fall SAT.

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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

NEW YORK, NY

The Columbia campus is a green oasis in the midst of this bustling, busy city. Set apart from the surrounding neighborhood, Columbia has a clearly defined campus center with green lawns for sunbathing, kicking a soccer ball or just connecting with friends. The College Admissions Preparation (CAP) held on the campus of Columbia University is an intensive and thorough preparation for the college admissions process. Course content includes college counseling, guided college admissions workshops, SAT preparation with the Princeton Review and excellent essay writing courses.

QUICK INFO Time 3 weeks (July 13 – July 24) Grades Completing grades 10 & 11

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE 9:00 AM SAT Prep Class

3:00 PM College Counseling

7:30 PM Workshop

12:00 PM Lunch/Free Time

4:15 PM Essay Writing

9:00 PM Evening Activities

Housing Dorms on Columbia Campus Dinning 3 meals/day included (B, L & D) Students Maximum 6

ACADEMICS & ACTIVITIES SAT PREP Each day, students will start with SAT preparation classes by the Princeton Review. 18 hours of instruction will provide comprehensive SAT preparation (math, verbal and writing). 3 full diagnostic SATs will also be administered and scored to provide students with performance feedback on live tests. All CAP students will have a Princeton Review account to view their results and continue practicing for the fall SAT.

ESSAY WRITING Your college application essay, or personal statement, is one of the only parts of the application over which you have complete control so it is especially important that you take the time to make it effective and meaningful. A great application essay will present a personal and compelling view of you to the admissions committee. It will round out the rest of your application and help you stand out from the applicant pool.

COLLEGE COUNSELING Both one-on-one counseling and workshop are available to help students find their best fits. During individualized counseling, students and counselors work together to better define student interests and college preferences. Each evening students and college counselors will gather to focus on key aspects of the college admissions process. Workshops provide an excellent forum for college counselors to share information and for students to ask questions.

COLLEGE VISITS By visiting different types of institutions (public/ private, large/small, urban/suburban) students will be able to better discern some of the typical differences between each type and get a feel for the setting that feels most comfortable to them. Past college visits include Columbia University, Princeton University, Yale University, Rutgers University, Fordham University, Manhattan College and Sarah Lawrence College etc.

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - BERKELEY

BERKELEY, CA

Situated just across the bay from the magnificent city of San Francisco, Cal Berkeley is one of the nation’s premier public research universities. The College Admissions Prep Program (CAP) held on the campus of UC Berkeley is a intensive and thorough preparation for the college admissions process. Course content includes college counseling, instructive college admissions workshops, SAT preparation with the Princeton Review and excellent essay writing classes.

9:00 AM SAT Prep Class

3:00 PM College Counseling

7:30 PM Workshop

12:00 PM Lunch/Free Time

4:15 PM Essay Writing

9:00 PM Evening Activities

Housing The Unit 1 Complex on the UC-Berkeley Campus Dinning 3 meals/day included (B, L & D) Students Maximum 3

ACADEMICS & ACTIVITIES SAT PREP Each day, students will start with SAT preparation classes by the Princeton Review. 18 hours of instruction will provide comprehensive SAT preparation (math, verbal and writing). 3 full diagnostic SATs will also be administered and scored to provide students with performance feedback on live tests. All CAP students will have a Princeton Review account to view their results and continue practicing for the fall SAT.

ESSAY WRITING Your college application essay, or personal statement, is one of the only parts of the application over which you have complete control so it is especially important that you take the time to make it effective and meaningful. A great application essay will present a personal and compelling view of you to the admissions committee. It will round out the rest of your application and help you stand out from the applicant pool.

COLLEGE COUNSELING Both one-on-one counseling and workshop are available to help students find their best fits. During individualized counseling, students and counselors work together to better define student interests and college preferences. Each evening students and college counselors will gather to focus on key aspects of the college admissions process. Workshops provide an excellent forum for college counselors to share information and for students to ask questions.

COLLEGE VISITS By visiting different types of institutions (public/ private, large/small, urban/suburban) students will be able to better discern some of the typical differences between each type and get a feel for the setting that feels most comfortable to them. Past college visits include Stanford University, UC Santa Cruz, University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, UC Berkeley etc/

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Time 3 weeks (July 27 – August 7) Grades Completing grades 10 & 11

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HARVARD LAW SCHOOL

CAMBRIDGE, MA

Enjoy a diverse program of extracurricular activities that take advantage of Cambridge’s unique location and resources. On the weekends, discover the bustling city of Boston and the beauty of New England through a variety of planned excursions. Become a part of a lively summer community of fellow high school students for an exciting and enriching experience full of learning and fun.

ITINERARY JUNE 29 Move-In Day!

JULY 05 Six Flags, New England

JULY 19 Boston Day/Red Sox Game

JUNE 30 Orientation/Classes Begin

JULY 12 Beach Trip

JULY 26 Goodbye Harvard

JULY 04 Boston Fireworks

JULY 13 Boston Harbor Islands/National Park

Time 4 weeks (June 29 – July 26) Grades Completing grades 9 - 12 Housing Dorms at Harvard Law School Dinning 2 meals/day included (B & D), great surrounding restaurants Credits Yes (High School or Enrichment)

COURSES & WORKSHOPS MORNING COURSES Boston Art & Architecture Entrepreneurship Introduction to Economics Crime & Criminlogy International Relations & Policy

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Students Maximum 3 AFTERNOON COURSES Introduction to Finance Business Models for a Better World Journalism Public Speaking & Debate International Espionage Psychology of the Criminal Mind

WORKSHOP OFFERINGS Sat Prep with the Princeton Review Coffee & Culture Boston by Boat Fitness Volleyball/Basketball Ultimate Frisbee

ACTIVITIES & TRIPS LOCAL EXCURSIONS Every weekend, we will take full advantage of all that greater New England has to offer and visit some of its most exciting destinations and attractions, such as Museum of Science, New England Aquarium, Quincy Market, Six Flags Theme Park, Boston Harbor Islands and Fenway Parks

COLLEGE VISITS Each week you’ll have the opportunity to visit neighboring institutions, including: MIT, Boston College, Boston University, Babson College, Northeastern University, Brandeis University and Tufts University etc.

DAILY ACTIVITIES We offer a wide range of activities each and every day at Hastings and around Cambridge. Past favorites include: Wiffle Ball on the Yard, Harvard scavenger hunt, Squash, Painting, Peabody Museum, Midsummer’s Night Rave, Jewelry Making, Talent Show, Murder Mystery, Croquet and Water Balloon Fight etc.

A student is checking email at a campus terminal

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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS - AMHERST

Voted a “Top 10 College Town” by The New York Times, Amherst is a beautiful and dynamic place to spend the summer and experience life on a college campus before even leaving high school. As the center of the Five College Consortium, Amherst is home to students from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Smith, Hampshire and Mount Holyoke colleges. The nearby Berkshire foothills are ideal for hiking and biking, and the proximity of Boston and greater New England make Amherst a great base for exciting weekend trips.

ITINERARY JUNE 29 Move-In Day!

JULY 05 Six Flags, New England

JULY 13 Beach Trip

JUNE 30 Orientation/Classes Begin

JULY 06 Boston Day

JULY 19 Boston Day/Blue Man Group

JULY 04 Fireworks at UMass

JULY 12 Departure Day (2-week) Amherst Area Sightseeing

JULY 26 Goodbye Amherst

QUICK INFO Time 2 weeks (June 29 – July 12); 4 weeks (June 29 - July 26) Grades Completing grades 9 - 12 Housing North Apartment on campus Dinning 3 meals/day included (B, L & D) Credits Yes (High School or Enrichment) Students Maximum 5

COURSES & WORKSHOPS MORNING COURSES Sat Prep with the Princeton Review Entrepreneurship Capitalism English for Non-Native Speakers Journalism and Social Media Law and Sociery/Criminal Law Developmental Psycology Culinary Arts/Cooking Creative Writing

AMHERST, MA

AFTERNOON COURSES Marketing/Advertising Film Studies: Hollywood Hits Digital Photography Psychology of Personality Abnormal Psychology Public Speaking Studio Arts Essay Writing

WORKSHOP OFFERINGS Zumba Dance Fitness and Nutrition Communty Service Leadership and Team Building Tennis/Soccer/Basketball/ Volleyball Cooking

ACTIVITIES & TRIPS LOCAL EXCURSIONS Every weekend, we will take full advantage of all that greater New England has to offer and visit some of its most exciting destinations and attractions, such as Downtown Boston, Misquamicut beach, Basketball Hall of Fame etc.

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COLLEGE VISITS Each week we’ll have the opportunity to visit neighboring institutions, including: Amherst College, Smith College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke Colleg

DAILY ACTIVITIES Past favorites include: International Food Festival, Paintball, Sand Volleyball, Late Night Breakfast, Dance Club, Tie Dye, Belly Dancing, Ultimate Frisbee, Capture the Flag, Jewelry Making, Hypnotist Show, Talent Show, Whodunit Murder Mystery, Water Balloon Flight etc..

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UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

OXFORD, UK

Oxford is a magical place, loved not just for its longstanding traditions, venerable buildings and academic reputation. It is also where the first mile was run under four minutes, where Alice in Wonderland was first told, and where Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings. College Experiential Program at Oxford offers high school students an extraordinary opportunity to go into the heart of one of the world’s most celebrated universities.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

QUICK INFO Time 3 weeks (July 1 – July 26) Grades Completing grades 9 - 12

JUNE 30 Flight departs New York City

JULY 09 London Theatre Trip

JULY 20 Broughton Castle

JULY 1 Welcome to Oxford

JULY 12 Bath & Stonehenge

JULY 23 London Theatre Trip

Housing Lady Margaret Hall on the Oxford Campus

JULY 02 First Day of Classes

JULY 13 London Bike Tour

JULY 25 Final Dinner & Dance

Dinning 2 meals/day included (B & D)

JULY 05 Best of London Part 1

JULY 19 Best of London Part 2

JULY 26 Depart from Oxford

Students Maximum 5

COURSES & LECTURES MORNING COURSES International Business/Marketing & Advertising SAT Prep by the Princeton Review Developmental Psychology/Medical Science Criminology/International Relations Oxford Art & Architecture/Musicology Creative Writing/Shakespeare/English Composition

Credits Yes (High School or Enrichment)

AFTERNOON COURSES Finance/Entrepreneurship Genetics/Psychology of the Criminal Mind Voyages in Afternoon Tea/Public Speaking The British Invasion/Digital Photography Actor’s Workshop/Oxford Authors

ACTIVITIES & TRIPS LOCAL EXCURSIONS Every weekend, you’ll travel to fantastic, historic sites to make sure you see the best that England has to offer. Attractions including London City, Stonehenge, Bath, West End Theatre etc.

DAILY ACTIVITIES We offer a wide range of activities each and every day at Lady Margaret Hall and around Oxford. Past favorites include: High tea, Croquet, Cricket, Shakespeare performances, Harry Potter Tour, Soccer, Basketball, Tennis, Punting, Dodge ball tournament, Talent Show, Karaoke, Outdoor movies, Spa night, Ice skating, Trivia contests etc.

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Bakersfield, CA A Chinese student is enjoying teatime with her American host family

LANGUAGE & CULTURAL EXCHANGE

This experience has changed me for the better. I have learned to be more independent, and how to not be afraid to speak up.” NIKKI K. Greenwich, Connecticut

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KnowledgeLink has partnered with Summerfuel, a leader in summer

INTERNATIONAL

exchange programs with over 30 years of experience, to offer language

Participants come from all over the U.S. and the world, creating a unique culture and social dynamic in our programs.

and cultural immersion programs in France, Italy, and Spain. These programs strike a perfect balance between learning, exploration and fun in an exotic, foreign land.

BEYOND TOURISM

In addition, KnowledgeLink has worked with gphomestay to develope

Rather than a whirlwind visit to major cities, our students get to settle into one country to study its culture, language, people and traditions - not as a tourist.

Holiday Homestay Cultural Exchange Program, wherein students will live and celebrate a traditional American holiday with a host family. Available anytime and anywhere, the Holiday Homestay programs enables students to experience a holiday as well as the unique culture in a given region of the country.

SAFE & SOUND Experienced directors and access to outstanding medical facilities allow us to keep a careful eye on all our students.

United States & Holidays

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Participate in holiday festivities with their host families and practice your American English.

France & Français

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Experience the French language, culture, art and cuisine this summer in the heart of the Riviera.

Spain & Español

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Immerse yourself in the Spanish Language this summer in one of the culture capitals of Europe.

Italy & Italiano

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UNITED STATES & HOLIDAYS

1,500+ AMERICAN FAMILIES

The Holiday Homestay is a short-term exchange program that provides international students the opportunity to live with a host family over a school holiday break, be it during the school year or summer vacation. Available anytime and anywhere, the Holiday Homestay program enables students to experience American life, participate in holiday festivities and enjoy seasonal activities in any city across the U.S. with their host family. All meals, accommodation, and airport pick-up/dropoff are included in the price.

FEATURED HOLIDAYS & ACTIVITIES ST PATRICK’S DAY March 15th - March 23rd

EASTER/SPRING BREAK April 12th - April 20th

INDEPENDENCE DAY July 4th

HALLOWEEN October 31st

Shamrock Cookies Irish Dance and Songs Road Race & Parade

Decorating Eggs Basket Making Easter Egg Hunts

Watching Firework Independence Day Parade History Museum Visit

Halloween Costume Contest Trick or Treat Jack o’ Lantern Carving

THANKSGIVING November 20th - December 1st

CHRISTMAS December 20th - December 25th

NEW YEAR January 1st - January 5th

PRESIDENTS’ DAY February 15th - February 23rd

Thanksgiving Turkey Roasting Pumpkin Pie Making Black Friday Shopping

Christmas Tree Decoration Giving of Gifts Ginger House Making

New Year Party Hat Decration New Year Dinner New Year Countdown Ball

Skiing and Snowboarding Visiting Memorials Presidents’ Day Parade

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FRANCE - FRANÇAIS

CANNES

The Summer Program in Cannes is a unique opportunity for high school students to go beyond the classroom and experience France in its real-life context. Cannes—situated in the center of France’s fabulous Mediterranean coastline, the Côte d’Azur—is famous the world over as a cosmopolitan center of art, culture, cuisine, and exclusive summer resorts. The famous Cannes Film festival attract tourists every year from all over the world.

SAMPLE ITINERARY JULY 02 Welcome to Nice!

JULY 07 Rafting on the Var River

JULY 20 St. Tropez

JULY 03 First Day of Classes

JULY 13 Antibes & Cannes

JULY 21 Monaco & Eze

JULY 06 Vence & St. Paul

JULY 14 Porquerolles Island

JULY 26 Final Dinner & Dance

Time 3 weeks (July 2 – July 27) Grades Completing grades 9 - 12; Basic knowledge or study of French required Housing Dorms at Massena High School Dinning 3 meals/day included (B, L & D) Credits Yes (High School or Enrichment)

COURSES & LECTURES French Language Study Art History Digital Photography

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Fashion Design International Relations Studio Art

French Cinema French Cooking Scuba Diving

DAILY ACTIVITIES We offers a wide range of activities each and every day on campus and around Barcelona. Past favorites include: Parasailing, Volleyball, Sea Kayaking, Tubing, Paddle Boarding, Food Tastings, Films, Concerts, Bastille Day Celebration, Soccer, Basketball, Biking, Rollerblading, Karaoke, Bowling, Billiards, Fashion Show etc.

A lovely view of the Seine in Paris

Students Maximum 80

ACTIVITIES & TRIPS LOCAL EXCURSIONS Each weekend you’ll travel to fantastic, historic sites to make sure you see the best Catalonia has to offer. Some of the attractions include Vence & St. Paul, White Water Rafting, Antibes & Cannes, Porquerolles, St. Tropez, Eze & Monaco etc. You can also choose to add a 4-day Paris extension trip with an extra cost.

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SPAIN & ESPAÑOL

BARCELONA

The Summer Program in Barcelona is an exciting opportunity for high school students to live, study and explore in one of Europe’s most magical cities—all while receiving college credit. Barcelona is the seaside capital of Catalonia and enjoys a Mediterranean climate, pristine beaches and a reputation for being cutting edge and cosmopolitan.

Time 3 weeks (July 1 – July 26)

SAMPLE SCHEDULE JULY 01 Welcome to Barcelona!

JULY 06 Sitges

JULY 19 Figueres & Roses

JULY 02 First Day of Classes

JULY 12 Girona

JULY 20 Port Aventura Theme Park

JULY 05 Tossa de Mar

JULY 13 San Feliu de Guixols

JULY 25 Final Dinner

Grades Completing grades 9 - 12; Basic knowledge or study of Spanish required Housing Dorms at Sarria University Dinning 2 meals/day included (B & D) Credits Yes (College credit)

COURSES & LECTURES Spanish Language Study Spanish Conversation Barcelona Sketchbook

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Digital Photography International Business International Relations

Spanish Art & Architecture SAT Preparation Spanish Cooking

Students Maximum 75

ACTIVITIES & TRIPS LOCAL EXCURSIONS Each weekend you’ll travel to fantastic, historic sites to make sure you see the best Catalonia has to offer. Some of the attractions include Tossa de Mar, Sitges, Girona, San Feliu de Guixols, Figueres, Montserrat. You can also choose to add a 4-day Paris extension trip with an extra cost.

DAILY ACTIVITIES We offers a wide range of activities each and every day on campus and around Barcelona. Past favorites include: Swimming, Sailing, Kayaking, Films, Concerts, Sporting Events, Museums, Cooking, Soccer, Basketball, Hiking, Tennis, Ice Skating, Billiards, Discos, Shopping, etc.

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ITALY & ITALIANO

FLORENCE

Join us for an extraordinary summer study abroad experience in one of Europe’s most elegant and fashionable cities. Florence is the spectacular city of the Renaissance, and synonymous with high culture and sophistication. Surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Tuscany, the historic is everywhere you turn. From the street vendors gathering on the Ponte Vecchio to the wonders in the Ufizzi, and the hills of Chianti across the river, Florence is an exciting place to live and study, and you will quickly feel at home in this magnificent setting.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE JUNE 29 Welcome to Florence!

JULY 05 Cinque Terre

JULY 13 Florence Activity Day

JUNE 30 First Day of Classes

JULY 06 Siena

JULY 19 Viareggio

JULY 04 Lucca

JULY 12 Pisa & San Gimignano

JULY 24 Final Dinner & Dance

Italian Lanaguge Architecture Digital Photography

Italian Cooking Fashion Design The Italian Soccer Experience

COURSES & LECTURES Art History International Relations Florence Sketchbook

QUICK INFO Time 3 weeks (June 29 – July 25) Grades Completing grades 9 - 12; No knowledge or study of Italian required Housing Convitto della Calza Dinning 2 meals/day included (B & D) Credits College credit (fee) High School or Enrichment Students Maximum 45

ACTIVITIES & TRIPS LOCAL EXCURSIONS Each weekend, you’ll travel to fantastic, historic sites to make sure you see the best Italy has to offer. Some of the attractions include Lucca, Clique Terre, Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano, Viareggio etc. You can also choose to add a 4-day Rome extension trip with an extra cost.

DAILY ACTIVITIES We offers a wide range of activities each and every day on campus and around Barcelona. Past favorites include: Food Tastings, Films, Concerts, Aperativo, Arno boat tour, Florence secret passages, Swimming, Soccer, Biking, Yoga, Bocce, Sunday Markets, Disco Nights, Karaoke, Talent Shows etc.

The spectacular Cinque Terre

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Wuhan, Hubei, China An American teacher is working with the students at St. Mary’s School in Wuhan

INTERNATIONAL DUAL DIPLOMA

It is an international school and I can experience American education not far away from my home. Teachers are very kind, they love to help you with any questions if you ask.” LAURIE Shanghai, China

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The International Dual-Diploma Programs offer a unique opportunity for students to experience authentic American education in their home countries. KnowledgeLink work with partnered institutions both in U.S. and abroad to provide high-quality college prep curriculum to students enrolled in our programs.

VALUABLE

Students strongly benefit from the dual diploma arrangement - they study both local curriculum and American curriculum, which broaden their college choices. The bilingual environment created by both their local and American teachers prepare students for the globalized society.

COLLEGE PATHWAY

They earn fully recognized and transferable U.S. high school credits upon successful completion of the program. Traditional American preparatory school experiences are incorporated into the school setting - including community service and extracurricular activities.

Get immersed in authentic American education environment with experienced American Teahcer, and graduate with a valuable diploma from an American high school

Take advantage of valuable assistance in preparation for college selections and enjoy pathway programs to smoothly enter our partner colleges in U.S.

AFFORDABLE & CONVENIENT No need to worry about relocation, visa, flights and lifestyle difference which greatly reduces time and financial expeneses

St. Mary’s Schools SHANGHAI JINHUA HIGH SCHOOL

Shanghai, Shanghai, CN

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PINGHU HIGH SCHOOL

Jiaxing, Zhejiang, CN

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WUHAN NO. 2 HIGH SCHOOL

Wuhan, Hubei, CN

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GUANGDONG EXPERIMENTAL SCHOOL

Foshan, Guangdong, CN

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Huizhou, Guangdong, CN

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Shenzhen, Guangdong, CN

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The Barstow Schools OVO INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Chapel Field Christian Schools KANGQIAO INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE

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SHANGHAI JINHUA HIGH SCHOOL

SHANGHAI, CN

Established in 1995, the Jinhua High School is a private, coeducational college preparatory school in Shanghai Wanli City. The mission of Jinhua is to foster a culture of learning grounded in respect and responsibility, and to inspire students to develop creativity, independent thinking, and social responsibility through an American college preparatory education.Jinhua partnered with St. Mary’s School in Medford, Oregon, and serves Chinese high school students with a college preparatory curriculum.

FACULTY

PROGRAM STATS Diploma Issued By St. Mary’s School (Medford, OR) Grades 7-12 Average Class Size 20 American Faculty Size 9 American Courses Offered 14 Website www.jhzx.sh.cn

JOSH H. Academic Dean

PAUL M. Mathematics & Engineering

KORIN J. Biology & Chemistry

M.A.T from Columbia University

15 years of teaching experience

Summa Cum Laude from Emory & Henry College

ACADEMICS LOCAL CURICULUM Chinese, History, Geograohy, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Information & Technology, Life Sciences, Ethics & Politics, Music

AMERICAN CURICULUM ESL, TOEFL & SAT Prep, Reading for Writing, American Literature, World Literature, World Cultures & Geography, World History,

Biology, Chemistry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Psychology, Physics, Introduction to Engineering, College Counseling

CULTURAL EVENTS Easter Eggs Decoration, Halloween Costume Contest, Trick or Treat, Pumpkin Carving, Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas Tree Decoration, New Year Party, Graudation Prom

SUMMER CAMPS Intensive TOEFL & SAT Accelerated Courses, American West Coast Trip, College Head Start Tour (Visit Top Universities in U.S.), Language Immersion at St Mary’s School in Oregon

STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES Newspaper Club, Basketball Club, Environmental Advocate, Monthly Field Trip, Scavenger Hunt, Community Service (Helping in nursing homes, orphanage, school for the Deaf etc.)

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Jinhua students celebrate Easter with children with hearing loss


PINGHU HIIGH SCHOOL

JIAXING, ZHEJIANG, CN

Founded in 1939, Pinghu High School is known as one of the best and most reputable schools in Zhejiang Provicne. The campus, which includes school buildings, a library, dormitories, faculty housing, a lake, and green spaces, is very large and beautiful. The school has three grades with over 2500 students and 150 teachers and staff members. Striving for the mission of “Diligence, Truth-seeking and Creativity”, the school introduced St. Mary’s program in 2013 to continue to prepare responsible local, national, and global citizens.

FACULTY

PROGRAM STATS Diploma Issued By St. Mary’s School (Medford, OR) Grades 10-12 American Faculty Size 3 Average Class Size 12 American Courses Offered 14 Website www.nw.phzx.net

GLEN R. Algebra II & Chemistry

KOREY H. World Cultures & Geography

LISA R. English & TOEFL Prep

B.S. in Geology from Southern Illinois University

B.S.T. in Social Science from University of North Dakota

B.A. in Special Education from Southern Illinois University

AMERICAN CURICULUM ESL, TOEFL & SAT Prep, Reading for Writing, American Literature, World Literature, World Cultures & Geography, World History,

Biology, Chemistry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Physics, College Counseling

ACADEMICS LOCAL CURICULUM Chinese, History, Geograohy, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Information & Technology, Ethics & Politics, Music

STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES Newspaper Club, Soccer Club, Student Government, Monthly Field Trip, Scavenger Hunt, Community Service (Helping in nursing homes, orphanage, school for the Deaf etc.)

CULTURAL EVENTS Back to School Night, Halloween Costume Contest, Trick or Treat, Pumpkin Carving, Thanksgiving Luncheon, Christmas Tree Decoration, New Year Party

SUMMER CAMPS Intensive TOEFL & SAT Accelerated Courses, American West Coast Trip, College Head Start Tour (Visit Top Universities in U.S.), Language Immersion at St Mary’s School in Oregon

A Pinghu student is learning broadcasting during a day trip to a local TV station

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WUHAN NO. 2 HIGH SCHOOL

WUHAN, HUBEI, CN

Wuhan No. 2 High School was founded in 1946 was confirmed as a key school in 1951. In 1999 it was designated by the Hubei provincial government as a top school. Over the last half century the school has produced talented individuals who have made a great impact on both liberating the country and contributing to its growing wealth. Graduates include well-known rocket scientists, subway architects, and traditional Chinese medical doctors. Current enrollment stands at 7000 students and teaching staff is at 470. They welcomed St. Mary’s School as an international partner in 2013 in a strategic effort to further develop talented, global citizens.

Diploma Issued By St. Mary’s School (Medford, OR)

FACULTY

Grades 10-12

PROGRAM STATS

Average Class Size 12 American Faculty Size 3 American Courses Offered 14 Website www.whez.com.cn PAMELA J. Geograghy & Reading for Writing

PAUL S. Algebra II & Chemistry

MIRANDA R. ESL & Reading for Writing

M.S. in Sociology, taught in Bahrain, Turkey and United States

Teaching experience in both publich and private schools

Previous teaching experience in Thailand and China

AMERICAN CURICULUM ESL, TOEFL & SAT Prep, Reading for Writing, American Literature, World Literature, World Cultures & Geography, World History,

Biology, Chemistry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Physics, College Counseling

ACADEMICS LOCAL CURICULUM Chinese, History, Geograohy, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Ethics & Politics, Music

STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES Drama Club, Strategy Club, Basketball Club, Newspaper Club, Monthly Field Trip, Scavenger Hunt, Community Service (Helping in nursing homes, orphanage, school for the Deaf etc.)

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CULTURAL EVENTS American Day, Halloween Costume Contest, Trick or Treat, Pumpkin Carving, Thanksgiving Luncheon, Christmas Tree Decoration, New Year Party

SUMMER CAMPS Intensive TOEFL & SAT Accelerated Courses, American West Coast Trip, College Head Start Tour (Visit Top Universities in U.S.), Language Immersion at St Mary’s School in Oregon

Students enjoy a day trip to the historical Huang He Lou with their American teachers


GUANGDONG EXPERIMENTAL SCHOOL

FOSHAN, GUANGDONG, CN

Guangdong Experimental School was founded in 1888 and is one of the oldest modern schools in China. It is a provincial key school and was designated as one of China’s top 10 middle schools. It’s Shunde campus was created in 2008 as an auxiliary school with funding from a local investment company. The school currently houses and educates over 3000 students. The Shunde campus began an international dual diploma program with St. Mary’s School in 2013.

FACULTY

PROGRAM STATS Diploma Issued By St. Mary’s School (Medford, OR) Grades 10-12 Average Class Size 12 American Faculty Size 2 American Courses Offered 14 Website www.gdsysd.sdedu.net

ATTILA V. Algebra II & Chemistry

SIDRA S. English Literature & Geography

Ph.D in Chemistry

B.A. in History & Sociology

ACADEMICS LOCAL CURICULUM Chinese, History, Geograohy, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Information & Technology, Ethics & Politics, Music

AMERICAN CURICULUM ESL, TOEFL & SAT Prep, Reading for Writing, American Literature, World Literature, World Cultures & Geography, World History,

Biology, Chemistry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Physics, College Counseling

STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES Basketball, Newspaper Club, Film Club, Golfing Club, Monthly Field Trip, Scavenger Hunt, Community Service (Helping in nursing homes, orphanage, school for the Deaf etc.)

CULTURAL EVENTS Paper Art Contest, Halloween Costume Contest, Trick or Treat, Pumpkin Carving, Thanksgiving Luncheon, Christmas Tree Decoration, New Year Party

SUMMER CAMPS Intensive TOEFL & SAT Accelerated Courses, American West Coast Trip, College Head Start Tour (Visit Top Universities in U.S.), Language Immersion at St Mary’s School in Oregon

Shunde students are having their first Golfing class

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OVO INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

HUIZHOU, GUANGDONG, CN

The OVO School is the first and only international schools in Huizhou. The school is located at the Olympic Garden which has a total area of about 3 acres. OVO partnered The Barstow School in Missouri since 2013 and has provided high-quality education and international learning environment to students from not only mainland China, but also Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Spain. OVO offer Korean and Japanese elective courses to help students better understand the language and culture of their mother countries.

FACULTY

PROGRAM STATS Diploma Issued By The Barstow School (Kansas City, MO) Grades K-12 Average Class Size 7 American Faculty Size 6 American Courses Offered 6

KEVIN W. English Literature & History

BEN B. Science

PAUL M. ESL & History

B.E. in Sociology from The State University of New York

B.S. in Chemistry and History from Washington University

B.S. in Politics and History from Guilford College in North Carolina

Website www.ovoschooling.com

ACADEMICS GRADE 1 - 4 Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science

GRADE 6 - 10 U.S. History, ESL, English Literature, World Geography, Ancient History, Physics, Biology, Earth Science, Math, Algebra, Geometry

GRADE 10 - 12 English, Mathematics, Science, History, Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Communication Studies, College Counseling

CULTURAL EVENTS Halloween Costume Contest, Trick or Treat, Pumpkin Carving, Dance Mania, Thanksgiving Luncheon, Christmas Tree Decoration, New Year Party, Korean New Year Gala

SUMMER CAMPS Intensive TOEFL & SAT Accelerated Courses, College Head Start Tour (Visit Top Universities in U.S.), Language Immersion at The Barsow School in Missouri

STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES Newspaper, Student Government, Basketball, Guitar Club, Swimming, Ping Pong, Badminton, Ukulele, Taekwondo , Drawing & Painting

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Students are performing an English Musical adapted from the fairy tale “Snow White”


KANGQIAO INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE

SHENZHEN, GUANGDONG, CN

Kangqiao International Institute is a completely foreign-invested school located in a beautifully scenic district of Shenzhen. This international school offers grades 1-12, along with counselling for study abroad options. As Shenzhen’s first foreign-invested academy, it’s programs focus on developing a well-rounded educational experience with its foundation in Chinese education. It’s philosophy of modernizing the educational experience with technology is the foundation of their “glocalization” model. And by establishing their international program with the Chapel Field School (U.S.) in 2013, they continue to offer an global educational experience that is unmatched in Shenzhen.

FACULTY

PROGRAM STATS Diploma Issued By Chapel Field Christian Schools (Pine Bush, NY) Grades 10-12 Average Class Size 4 American Faculty Size 3 American Courses Offered 10 Website www.ciis-eng.com

MICHAEL. G ESL & World History M.S. in Education from The State University of New York

ACADEMICS LOCAL CURICULUM Chinese, History, Geograohy, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Information & Technology, Biology, Ethics & Politics, Music, Fine Arts

AMERICAN CURICULUM ESL, TOEFL & SAT Prep, English Skills, Study Skills, Mathematics, Science, Business, History, Computing, College Counseling

STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES Drama Club, Strategy Club, Basketball Club, Newspaper, Chairty Sale, Monthly Field Trip, Scavenger Hunt, , Community Service (Helping in nursing homes, orphanage, School for the Deaf etc.)

CULTURAL EVENTS Halloween Costume Contest, Trick or Treat, Pumpkin Carving, Dance Mania, Thanksgiving Luncheon, Christmas Tree Decoration, New Year Party, Korean New Year Gala

SUMMER CAMPS Intensive TOEFL & SAT Accelerated Courses, American East Coast Trip, College Head Start Tour (Visit Top Universities in U.S.), Language Immersion at Chapel Field School in New York

An American teacher is showing the stories of Christmas

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