Summer Omnibus

 

It may seem very far away, but summer is much closer than you think…at least when it comes to how to spend your summer vacation. I urge our high school students to do something meaningful with their summers, not simply sit around the house watching TV and going out dancing every night. Over the past few years, we have students
	•	prepare for Japanese entrance exams in Japan, 
	•	build a church in Turkey, 
	•	study writing techniques at Harvard and Bryn Mawr, 
	•	learn about politics at the Presidential classroom, 
	•	take SAT prep courses at UCLA, 
	•	learn about film at BU, 
	•	go on an Outward Bound type adventure in Alaska and lots of others. 
	•	Some things that students should consider doing include:
Read books not on the prescribed curriculum. For a great suggest list see our own library website:
If you are traveling this summer, your son or daughter really ought to take advantage of the locations to visit art galleries, museums and historical areas.
I highly recommend that our students get involved in some sort of community service project. We are starting a Habitat for Humanity chapter here at our school. Local orphanages, the AIDS hospice and other service always love help. Church groups often organize youth Missions.
Many parents and students ask me for pre-college summer programs of a more formal nature. Over the past few years, some popular pre-college programs have included:
Summer Discovery with five campuses in the US and Cambridge in England is one of the most popular ones.
Summer study at Penn state and Summer Study In Paris
Please take a look at the pages below for specific information on:










        


















Question to ask yourself include:
	•	What sort of experience do I want for my son or daughter?
	•	Do I want them in an academic environment or a social one or a combination?
	•	Do I want them to get a taste of college life?
	•	How much money do I want to spend?
	•	Where would I like my child to be?
A couple of great resources exist online at
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Program and places to help you grow this summer (Scroll down)

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Searchable databases

If you can afford summer programs, consider carbon off sets

Thanks to Singapore American School and the American School of Japan for lots of great info I borrowed for this omnibus.