Teen Global Education Launches New Summer Enrichment Program in Spain
Teen Global Education, an educational organization specializing in month-long (July), boutique, culturally-immersive, summer enrichment programs for teenagers in Europe, is pleased to announce the opening of a second program in Girona, Spain: SGE Summer School (www.sgesummerschool.com)
Like its sibling program, GGE Summer School in Greifswald, Germany, SGE Summer School differs from all other European programs for teens because it offers: 1) freshman-level academic courses taught by professors at American colleges, 2) custom-designed internships appropriate to a student’s interests and language ability, and 3) a "college boot camp" with a highly successful "college admissions guru."
Teen Global Education programs are the creation of Dr. Michelle Facos, a tenured professor at Indiana University-Bloomington, internationally-renowned scholar and award-winning pedagogue who is directly involved in all facets of the programs. The best-rounded and most comprehensive summer programs available, they promote cultural understanding and self-assurance in navigating foreign settings, rigorous academics, and an opportunity to become part of the local community through internships. In addition, Teen Global Education programs offer a broad range of events and activities, including lectures by local professors and professionals, concerts and performances, and visits to nearby historical, natural, and cultural landmarks.
SGE Summer School students, like their GGE Summer School peers, will make friends with local teens because they are included in group activities, thereby fostering organic friendships. Students opting out of an internship select from a broad palette of artistic and physical activities, from drawing, cooking, and digital photography to yoga, tennis, and sailing. Faculty, who inspire and challenge students, are carefully selected for their effective teaching, experience in the field, and innovative scholarship; they become integral and beloved parts of the SGE Summer School community. Girona was chosen as the Spanish location because, like Greifswald, it is an idyllic medieval university town with welcoming inhabitants and beautiful surroundings.
“We are delighted to have Alba Codina, a Girona University professor, as our program administrator and John Winter, former Director of Residential Life at the Cranbrook Schools in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, as our Associate Dean and Director of Residential Life. SGE Summer School participants will walk in the footsteps of Picasso and Salvador Dali, visit Barcelona and Montserrat, camp and hike in Andorra, and become acquainted with the singular culture of Spain’s magnificent Costa Brava,” says Teen Global Education founder and dean Michelle Facos. “In 2016, our GGE Summer School in Germany drew students from Cupertino to Cape Town, and we look forward to welcoming a similarly diverse and accomplished group of students to Girona in 2017.”
High school students who have completed grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 are eligible to apply. Applications are considered on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply early. The scholarship application deadline is March 1, 2017. The program dates for SGE Summer School 2017 are July 1-29.
Dr. Michelle Facos, Program Director and Academic Dean