Global Standard Program (Winter Program) – This program is designed to give middle school or high school students a 7-21-day English and cultural immersion experience in one of our partnering schools. Students follow an American student during the first part of the day while the second part of the day is a combination of English lessons and cultural experiences. The program also includes visits to a few top American universities in the Boston area. Students live with a host family during their US stay. Chaperones or parents are welcome to travel with students, but there are no separate programs for parents. This program often takes place during the Lunar New Year holiday in Asia.
Global Academic Program – This program is more demanding than our Global Standard Program. Students attend a partnering school for 3-6 weeks and students are fully immersed in the curriculum of the school. They attend class each day for the full day along with their American partner student. The program includes weekend activities, as well as visits to top American universities. Students live with a host family during their US stay. Chaperones or parents are welcome to travel with students, but there are no separate programs for parents.
Summer Program – This program is a 3-week summer program based in Maine, with an intensive 2-day program held at Harvard University. The program is designed for students of ages 10-16, who are entering grades 6-10, who want to improve their English pronunciation, writing and communication skills while learning about the American culture. All students stay with host families.
The first two weeks of the program is designed to increase a student’s reading ability, vocabulary, pronunciation, as well as writing skills. The program of instruction uses popular children’s literature that provide students with a sense of American culture through story lines.
By reading and discussing the stories with their teachers and other students, GSC summer camp students not only acquire useful vocabulary and improved reading comprehension skills, but also a boost in confidence to use and to communicate in the English language. Students also have opportunities for outdoor activities, including boating, water skiing, tubing and mountain climbing.
During the final week of the summer program students will also be enrolled in Dexter Regional High School and Middle school for 1 week of instruction in English, US History, Math and Physics. This will give students the experience of a US classroom and the same instructional methods used by American teachers in 4 key subject areas (English, History, Math and Science).
The program has an enrollment cap of 12 students to ensure an intensive English experience. Chaperones or parents are welcome to travel with students but there are no separate programs for parents and children will be in the summer program separate from parents.
GSC also designs special shorter term programs for younger children who want to attend a summer camp program.