AAOS (American Association of Overseas Studies): summer, year, semester, and entire degree programs in England, Israel, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain; offers 6-week summer film school/project
GlobalQuest: offers twelve-week semester programs in international settings; the program was established in 1999 and initial semester offerings are based in Thailand; as GlobalQuest grows, they will offer semesters throughout the world; GlobalQuest is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization.
Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships: The Rotary Foundation's oldest and best-known program, was founded in 1947. Since then, nearly 38,000 men and women from about 100 nations have studied abroad under its auspices. Today it is the world's largest privately funded international scholarships program. Nearly 800 scholarships were awarded for study in 2005-06. Through grants totaling approximately US$500 million, recipients from about 70 countries studied in more than 70 nations. Students must plan ahead for this scholarhship.
Study Abroad Experiential Programs
Time Out Associates: this is a paid membership service. Time off is a process. To begin the process you need to sit back and imagine yourself doing things you'd really love to do, in places you've always wanted to go. Whether you hope to take time out of the classroom for a new kind of learning, are looking to clarify goals, want an experience that will help you make choices about your field of study, desire a competitive edge in today's job market, or just need a break, time off can change your life.To preview the site, visit:
United World Colleges: a two-year international school experience for students 16 to 19, offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) program with a curriculum equivalent to advanced grades 11 and 12; Through international education, experience and community service, United World Colleges enables young people to become responsible citizens, politically and environmentally aware, and committed to the ideals of peace and justice, understanding and cooperation, and the implementation of these ideals through action and personal example. -UWC Mission Statement
World Learning: one of the oldest reach out internationally programs; pragmatic idealists; highly regarded; programs include School for International Training, World Issues Program, semesters abroad, and the Experiment in International Living.
World Wide Classroom Library of International Programs: WorldWide Classroom (WWC) is an international consortia of schools which offer intercultural and educational programs, and welcomes international visitors; these programs include: Study Abroad, University Study, Adult Enrichment, Foreign Language Immersion, Teacher Workshops, Executive Courses, Teen Camps, Volunteerism, Internships, Cultural, Craft and Heritage Programs; programs are mostly hosted by Universities and Private Language Schools http://www.worldwide.edu/
Worldsmart: community service worldwide; international travel/intercultural living; participants are performers (on stage musical performance).
The Association of Boarding Schools
Audubon Expedition Institute: an environmental program in which students are placed into various settings for the first 2 years and then spend the last 2 years as a student at Lesley College
Chewonki Foundation: The Chewonki Foundation is a non-profit educational institution organized in 1962; the diverse programs of the Foundation are drawn clearly and cleanly from our educational mission and include a summer camp, a semester of academic and personal challenges for high school juniors, a variety of educational group programs, and wilderness excursions for adults, families and individuals
City Year ~ "Give A Year. Change the World." City Year was founded on the belief that young people can change the world. City Year’s vision is that one day a year of service will become an opportunity for and common expectation of every young person. City Year’s signature program, the City Year youth service corps each year unites more than 1,400 young people age 17-24 for a demanding year of full-time community service, leadership development, and civic engagement. These young leaders come from diverse backgrounds and put their idealism to work by tutoring and mentoring school children, reclaiming public spaces, and organizing after-school programs, school vacation camps, and the Starfish Corps, Young Heroes, and City Heroes programs. http://www.cityyear.org/dynamic_ektid142.aspx
Disney CareerStart Program: The Disney CareerStart Program is an opportunity for recent High School graduates to create a foundation for their future. Whether participants are college bound or preparing to enter the workforce, this unique program combines classroom and work experience, networking with Disney leaders, and custom-designed educational opportunities to create a pathway for success. http://disney.go.com/disneycareers/careerstart/index.html
Dynamy: A not-for-profit experiential educational organization founded in 1969. It is the oldest and only residential internship program in the country with a mission is to offer young people, ages 17-22, a "gap year" opportunity like no other. Dynamy believes that the crucial prerequisites for work readiness and life-readiness are independence, self-reliance, courage, character, a habit of service, and an ability to build healthy relationships. Dynamy believes that these things can be learned, and learned best through experience. Dynamy programs integrate independent city apartment living with mentored internships, personal and college/career advising, urban and wilderness leadership opportunities, and the company of an incredible group of peers.
Navajo Boarding School (Amizade at the Navajo Nation, Tuba City, Arizona): The Navajo Nation is challenged daily by the responsibilities of educating their children, maintaining their cultural identity, and promoting economic development, providing the best education possible to their children is the foundation to succeeding on all aspects. Amizade and the Tuba City Boarding School are working together to promote classroom success. Basic skills including reading and math are essential if the Navajo are going to fully realize their own individual and cultural potential. Service opportunities in Tuba City are arranged in partnership with the schools and involve tutoring and mentoring youth. By working with the teachers and school administration, Amizade volunteers complement the goals set in the classroom. Participants can expect to directly contribute to the success of Navajo school children: tutoring in the classrooms, school-wiede art programs, and special programming.
Animal Care ... some wild places to start
Domestic Animal Sanctuary – Utah: year-round volunteer program at a "no-kill" animal sanctuary near Zion National Park; the sanctuary has mostly dogs and cats but also some horses, goats, rabbits and a pot-bellied pig; roughly 1500 animals; forty to fifty people work there year-round; work involves cleaning, feeding, petting and grooming the animals, also poop-scooping, training, walking, and some computer work; interns cover own housing. http://www.arrowheadbb.com/itineraries.htm
Massachusetts Audubon Society: offers a variety of exciting volunteer and internship opportunities for people of all interests, ages, and experience levels. Volunteers and interns greatly assist the Society in delivering its mission of conservation, education, and advocacy, and provide an important link to the community. They also gain invaluable experience in their fields of interest, whether for pleasure or career advancement. http://www.massaudubon.org/Jobs/jobs_index.php?type=Internships
New England Aquarium: our volunteer opportunities range from animal husbandry to aquarium administration, and many of our volunteers go on to pursue their volunteer areas professionally — our greatest need for assistance is during weekday business hours; some weekend positions are available on a limited basis
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