Summer Opportunities

Abroad

Where There Be Dragons - Multiple Locations

“Spend summer abroad with Dragons immersing yourself in local cultures. Learn a language, explore the world, and discover yourself. Dragons offers summer study abroad and travel trips in India, China, Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and more!” Ages 15-19.

Awamaki - Ollantaytambo, Peru

“The most powerful way to reduce poverty is giving women access to income. Awamaki helps women start and run their own businesses so we can do just that. We invest in their skills and leadership, and we connect them to global markets for their small businesses. Though we use business strategies to accomplish our mission, we are a non-profit.” For more information about living in Ollantaytambo, contact Laura Meinzen who lived there for three months in 2015. Ages 17+.

 

In the States

Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School

Study a diverse set of college-level topics in a community of students and teachers from around the States and around the world. Especially interesting is the Charles J. Hamm ‘55 Leadership Program and the Process of Creativity Cluster - a Phillips Exeter/Stanford University Collaboration. For more information about what it’s like to spend a summer at Exeter, contact Laura Meinzen, who was a teaching intern there in 2007.

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes

“The Summer Institutes provide an opportunity for these students to enrich and accelerate their academic pursuits and to meet other students who share their interests and abilities. Subject areas include arts and humanities, business, computer science, engineering legal studies, mathematics, social science, physical and biological science, and writing. The instructors are assisted by undergraduate and graduate student mentors who have expertise in the course subject areas. These mentors serve a dual role of Residential Counselor and Teaching Assistant so that the academic and social aspects of the program are tightly integrated.”

Summer Enrichment Program at the University of Virginia
“In conjunction with the Curry School of Education, the University of Virginia announces the 39th year of its residential summer program for gifted and/or high ability students. Students enrolled in grades 4-10 during the 2016/2017 school year were able to apply to attend a twelve day session.”

MIT Summer Programs in Science, Engineering and Math

http://oeop.mit.edu/programs/mites "A six-week summer science and engineering program for rising high school seniors across the country."

http://oeop.mit.edu/programs/e2mit "A one-week summer science and engineering program for rising high school seniors across the country."

http://oeop.mit.edu/programs/mostec "A six month online science and engineering program for rising high school seniors across the country." Contact current senior (Class of 2017) Andrea Chamorro for more information.

 

Travel with PHS Teachers


 

Gap Year Opportunities/Opportunities for Recent Grads

Gap Year Abroad

Where There Be Dragons - Multiple Locations

Travel with Dragons for your gap year abroad. Learn a language, immerse yourself in local culture, and discover yourself. Semesters in India, China, Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America, and more! Ages 17-22.

Awamaki - Ollantaytambo, Peru

“The most powerful way to reduce poverty is giving women access to income. Awamaki helps women start and run their own businesses so we can do just that. We invest in their skills and leadership, and we connect them to global markets for their small businesses. Though we use business strategies to accomplish our mission, we are a non-profit.” For more information about living in Ollantaytambo, contact Laura Meinzen who lived there for three months in 2015. Ages 17+.

Foundation for Sustainable Development - Multiple Locations

Learn about sustainable development in Africa, Latin America, or India. Program includes staying with a host family, language training in Latin America, working in a local NGO, and learning about grant writing and project work.

World Race - multiple routes

Contact current Seniors Madi Caster, Laura Richardson, or Rachel Driscoll for more information about this year long Christian mission trip, 9 months on 3 continents. Madi, Laura, and Rachel were selected for the 2016-2017 Gap Year program.

World Teach - multiple locations

“Around the world, schools are struggling. Many classrooms are overcrowded. Others are left empty because there is no money to pay teachers. What isn’t lacking, however, are eager students who want, and deserve, an education.” Summer and Gap Year opportunities for Age 18+.

Study Abroad

Where There Be Dragons - Multiple Locations

“Dragons Study Abroad works in partnership with Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Naropa University is a Buddhist-inspired liberal arts university that offers undergraduate and graduate programs based on an educational philosophy called contemplative education. This educational approach emphasizes an acute awareness of place and of self amidst a rigorous liberal arts curriculum. Naropa University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Dragons Study Abroad helps students build practical skills to navigate the world with greater self-awareness and inter-cultural fluency. Each semester program offers 4 college-accredited courses, allowing study abroad students to take their full course-load outside of a traditional classroom.” Ages 17+.

Intern Abroad

The Green School - Bali, Indonesia

The Green School is an international school abroad whose mission is the following: “We educate for sustainability, through community-integrated, entrepreneurial learning, in a wall-less, natural environment. Our holistic, student-guided approach inspires and empowers us to be green leaders.” The physical building is itself inspiring, made mostly of bamboo with compost toilets and other energy saving features. See the TED talk
 

 

Opportunities for Teachers

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institutes for Teachers

Stipend one to five week summer learning experiences on specific topics in the Humanities with leaders in the field.

Where There Be Dragons - Multiple Locations

Our courses utilize place-based, experiential curricula to provide participant with meaningful content and strategies for employing Global Education pedagogy both on and off campus.

4.0 Schools Essentials

Three day program in design thinking and innovation in education. Learn how to get any idea off the ground. Experiential program that can be easily transferred to teaching design thinking to students.