High School Intercultural Leadership

Summer 2022

Overview

Designed for high school juniors and seniors, this summer online seminar will build non-native English speakers’ English fluency and their intercultural awareness.  Understanding the basics of intercultural communications opens doors to live and study abroad, as well as to work effectively with foreigners at home. 

  • Engage with native English speakers to gain confidence using the language skills you already have
  • Practice listening
  • Strengthen English vocabulary
  • Identify differences in cultural values to manage communication
  • Connect with American peers
  • See Northern California
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Course Includes

  • Activities & Excursions: Experience Turlock and Northern California as we explore local destinations such as Downtown Turlock, Farmer’s Market, Carnegie Arts Center, Pageo Lavender Farms, Stanislaus County Fair, Yosemite National Park, Columbia State Park, Great Valley Museum, Tuolumne River Trail
  • Cultural Detective – Investigate a Pillar of Culture:  Together we will learn about some of the basic parts of culture
  • The Culture-Leadership Connection:  Work with classmates to identify pillars of culture in the real world and how understanding them can help you be successful
  • Meet with Stan State:  Spend a little time with high school and university students and learn about university life in Northern California
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Sample Schedule

Sample Weekly Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

9:00 am – 11:00 am – Cultural Detective
11:15 am – 12:00 pm – Group Work
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm – Dive Deeper into the Pillar
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Activity

9:00 am – 11:00 am – Cultural Detective
11:15 am – 12:00 pm – Group Work
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm – Dive Deeper into the Pillar
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Meet with Stan State

9:00 am – 11:00 am – The Culture-Leadership Connection
11:15 am – 12:00 pm – Group Work
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm – Dive Deeper into the Pillar
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Activity

9:00 am – 11:00 am – The Culture-Leadership Connection
11:15 am – 12:00 pm – Group Work
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm – Dive Deeper into the Pillar
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Group Presentations
All Day – Excursion
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Cost

18 Hours/Week (72 total hours)

Includes:

  • Application Fee
  • Homestay
  • Tuition & Fees
  • Meals (except out-of-town excursions)
  • Activities and excursions
  • Learning materials
Application Fee $50
Tuition & Fees $2,228
Housing & meals $2,022
Total Cost $4,300

*All meals included except for excursions. Costs subject to change without notice.

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Health Insurance

Stanislaus State requires all international students to carry health insurance that includes health, medical evacuation, and repatriation during their period of enrollment.  Please arrange for this and provide proof of insurance for all student participants. 

Stanislaus State requires the following minimums:

  • Medical benefits of at least $100,000 per accident or illness 
  • Repatriation of remains in the amount of $25,000
  • Expenses associated with the medical evacuation of the exchange visitor to his or her home country in the amount of $50,000
  • A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness

You may choose any company you wish for your health insurance as long as it meets the above requirements. You will be required to provide proof that your insurance meets the requirements and show the dates of coverage. Here are two suggested policies for you to look at as you search for the best option:

ISO: isoa.org/california_state_university_stanislaus
Academic Health Plans: csustan.myahpcare.com