Global Immersion Experiences in China, Costa Rica & Peru!
Westonka Summer Institute takes learning beyond the classroom setting—
where students are immersed in a foreign culture through language, customs, family life, food, architecture, and history. And at the same time provides them with a global perspective and deeper understanding of Minnesota’s economic and environmental relationship to the rest of the world.
|The World as Classroom|
Three amazing programsThe Westonka Summer Institute offers three amazing, 2-week immersion programs.
China tackles the global business arena, Costa Rica explores a variety of sciences, while Peru researches ancient civilizations through archeology and history.
Designed to provide hands-on education, the Summer Institute sends students abroad with MWHS staff for a rich, applied-learning immersion into another culture.
Half-credit course includes:Pre-departure: Pre-trip seminar classes cover the economy, history, culture, and perspectives about the host country.
Students participate in training programs, read pertinent literature, and study applicable topics prior to their trip.
On-site: 10-13 days in the country of
Re-entry: Course wrap-up, presentation, submission of a final project, and program evaluation, plus multiple opportunities to share what they have learned with other students, community members, and representatives from the Summer Institute program.
Why study abroad?
Get a jump start to success in
college and the workforce —
the world is getting flatter all the
time, kids today are 100% more likely to interact with people from other countries than their parents
Go for adventure and fun —
explore other civilizations, learn
about the world
Gain a broader world view —
take a step outside the comfort
zone, practice cross-cultural
communication skills, and be
inspired to inquire
Immersion in another culture —
experience the language, customs,
family life, food, architecture,
history, and commerce
Build 21st Century skills —
embracing change, collaboration and leadership, effective use of
technology, critical thinking, analyzing information and
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|China, Costa Rica & Peru|
Costa Rica Experience:
the newest venture in partnership with La Universidad Nacional de Trujillo provides an immersion into ancient civilizations and an archeological trek through Peru including Machu Picchu.
WSI Lead Teacher,