GlobalConnect Camp: June 22-26, 2020
Rising 8th – 12th Grade
Please note: This is a DAY Camp. No on-campus lodging will be provided.
GLOBALCONNECT camp is designed to expose students to world perspective, international education, intercultural communication and current affairs happenings. The program focuses on selected countries from each of the seven continents with special emphasis on culture, education, geography, history, politics, economics, and tourism. The goals of the camp are to educate students about global engagement, promote multicultural, learning, respect and tolerance towards foreign population through students’ participation and practical activities.
During the five (5) day camp, students will study various selected countries, debunk myths surrounding some countries, culture awareness, education, religion, politics and related topics. Participants will get opportunity to learn basic foreign languages, arts, how to prepare international food and engage in activities aimed at enhancing multicultural understanding, diversity experience, leadership skills and inspire collaboration among peers.
Campers will be provided lunch during camp.
The majority of the campers’ instructional hours will be in the new Mell Classroom Building.
Dr. Elizabeth Ivy Essamuah-Quansah
Dr. Elizabeth Ivy Essamuah-Quansah is the Director of AU Outreach Global in charge of facilitating global engagement, establishment of collaborative programs and implementations of partnership agreements with universities, nonacademic institutions, and communities across the globe for the purpose of developing effective, sustainable, and mutually beneficial educational and cultural programs. For the past three years, she has coordinated educational and cultural education abroad activities in Cuba, Guatemala, and Haiti in North America; Ghana, West Africa, and Kenya and Uganda in East Africa. The program is designed to create opportunity for participants to learn about the culture, education and healthcare needs and systems of countries, expose participants to cultural, history, and socio-economic structures of some selected African and North American countries. The educational and cultural immersion program also offer volunteer opportunities to students, faculty, and members of Alabama community. Dr. Essamuah-Quansah received her Ph.D. in Administration of Higher Education fromAuburn University, MBA in Management from Indiana University and Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from Methodist University College- University of Ghana.
Dr. Jung Won Hur
Dr. Jung Won Hur is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology at Auburn University. She received her Ph.D. degree in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University and earned her M.Ed. and B.S. in Elementary Education from Seoul National University of Education, South Korea. Her research interests include teacher professional development, technology integration in K-12 classrooms, global education, and K-12 computer science education. For the past five years, she has coordinated a Global Studies in Education South Korea program that is designed to help educators in Alabama learn about Korean culture and education systems. The program provides participants with an opportunity to be fully immerse themselves in Korean culture during 10-day visits to South Korea.
Rachel Perry is a Lecturer of Italian at Auburn University. She is a two-time graduate of the University of Virginia, where she received her BA in Comparative Literature and Art History, her MA in Italian Studies, and a Graduate Certification in Comparative Literature. She has taught reading, dance, and musical theater, worked as a tour guide in an Italian art gallery, translated press releases and scholarly essays, and held a job scooping gelato. Her current research focuses on learning through making mistakes, Italian-American women in the kitchen, and tattoos as art. Rachel has been at Auburn since 2015, when she moved from Virginia to teach Auburn Students Italian language and culture. She currently teaches Elementary and Intermediate Italian, advises the Italian Club, and co-leads a summer study abroad program in Tuscany.
Registration for Summer 2020 opens December 2, 2019.
Camp Fees are $500 and include the following items:
- All meals, snacks and drinks while at camp
- Program instruction, materials and equipment
- Transportation to and from off-campus field-trip sites
All cancellation and transfer requests must be submitted via email. Please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (334)844-5100.
- Cancellation request received at least 4 week prior to the start date of the program: Full refund, less $40.
- Cancellation request received less than 4 weeks prior but at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date: Refund of 50%
- Cancellation request received less than 2 weeks prior to the program start date or “no show”: No refund.
Note: Refunds will be issued to the individual/organization who made the original payment.
- A camper’s registration for one program may be transferred to another program. Prior to May 1, 2020, there is no charge to change programs. After May 1, 2020, there is a $25 fee per transfer.
- A camper’s registration may be transferred to another person at any time for a $25 transfer fee per transfer.
Last Updated: November 20, 2019