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This program develops environmental leadership in the context of a three-week overview of the natural history, and regional economic and political interests that contribute to natural resource management policy in Vermont. You could be one of twelve North American students selected to work with twelve Chinese students from The Affiliated High School of South China Normal University (Hua Shi Fu Zhong- HSFZ) Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. You are asked to address a current regional environmental challenge or opportunity in this context.
There is extensive field study with visits to:
Cultural experiences include arrangements made by host families for participants.
You may opt for 3.0 college credits from the University of Vermont for your work in this program.
Work to communicate with Chinese students
Participate in a public presentation or exhibition
Write a position paper about a current regional environmental issue for publication in The Green Dragon
Share your experience with your local community during the subsequent academic year
If you successfully complete the Vermont based exchange program, you will be given priority for an expedition to South China during the summer of 2015.
ALL INTERESTED US & CANADIAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
You must have a demonstrable interest in environmental science, business and economics, policy and government, or international exchange. An exceptional level of curiosity, maturity, resilience and perseverance is required. You must be in good standing at your sending school.
The Affiliated High School of South China Normal University (Hua Shi Fu Zhong- HSFZ), Guangzhou, China, designs programs for GATP that develop Environmental Leadership in the context of field activities in South China. You may be one of twelve American students selected to work with Chinese students from HSFZ. You will be asked to study a current regional environmental challenge or opportunity in this context. You will see a part of China through a Chinese lens, not as a tourist would.
You will spend time:
The program is designed to forge enduring impressions and relationships among our North American and Chinese participants and encourage you to engage in civic and environmental leadership in a world where environmental challenges exist on both local and global scales.
Keep a journal and work to communicate and study with Chinese peers during the program
Offer presentations about your experience and research topic in your local communities during the subsequent academic year
Complete a reflective paper about your experience and research topic for publication in The Green Dragon
While we consider applications from all high school students, students who participated in GATP at the University of Vermont in 2012 are given preference for admission to this program.
ALL INTERESTED NORTH AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
Cost - Financial Information
If you work hard to raise funds, we work hard to make our programs affordable for you. No one should avoid applying for financial reasons.