GlobalConnect Camp: June 23 - 28, 2019
Rising 9th – 12th Grade
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.
Camp participants will experience campus-life while residing in Auburn's resident dormitories, eating at campus dining facilities, and enjoying evening social and recreational activities. Campers will have 24/7 counselor supervision.
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.
Camp Fees are $800 and include the following items:
- On campus housing
- All meals, snacks and drinks while at camp
- Program instruction, materials and equipment
- Transportation to and from off-campus field-trip sites
- Recreational activities
Applicants intending to commute to camp can contact Auburn Youth Programs at 334-844-5100 to receive a coupon code for the discounted rate.
If a registration is canceled for any reason, the individual or organization making the original CAMP FEE payment will receive:
- A full refund, with a $25 administrative fee deduction, if the cancellation request is received at least 4 weeks prior to the start date of the program;
- A refund of 50%, if the cancellation request is received less than 4 weeks prior but at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date;
- No refund for a "No Show" or for a cancellation request received less than 2 weeks prior to the start date of the program.
Note: A registration may be transferred to another person at any time for a $25 transfer fee.
What to Bring to Camp:
Please pack lightly – but do not forget to bring bedding, a towel, and toiletries.
Campers should refrain from bringing no more than one (1) suitcase and one (1) personal sized bag to camp.
Need more room in your suitcase? Don’t pack your bedding, have it ready at check-in by purchasing a Linens Package!
- XL twin sheets/thick blanket or sleeping bag and pillow
- Alarm Clock
- Phone Charger
- Body Wash
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
- Bath Towel
Clothing & Shoes:
- T-shirts: Loose fitting, tank tops must have straps three fingers wide and cover all undergarments
- Shorts: At least 3.5” inseam
- One (1) pair of jeans/long pants
- Tennis Shoes: We walk up to 6 miles daily!
- Closed toed shoes
- Swimsuit: For girls, a modest one piece swimsuit. For boys, no speedos or jammers.
- Flip-flops or Water Shoes: For the pool
- Sweatshirt or Jacket
- Dress up Outfit: Dressy casual (modest) outfit (e.g.: modest sundress, polo & khakis, pants & blouse)
- Rain Jacket or Poncho
- Laundry Bag
- Beach Towel: For the pool
- Bug spray/Sunscreen
- $50 key/meal card deposit: Make check payable to Auburn University
- Spending Money
Last Updated: April 16, 2019