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Global Programs for Middle School Students

As a school community, our goal is to develop and enhance in our students the knowledge, skills, and disposition required to understand multiple perspectives and thrive and lead in an increasingly interconnected world. As globally competent citizens, our students understand themselves and their own societies and identities in order to constructively interact and learn from others within and across cultures and become leaders in the international effort to achieve a more humane, just, and peaceful global society.

Chadwick supports a variety of opportunities for Middle School students who wish to expand their perspectives as they engage with other cultures. These include:

Chadwick International (Exchanges, classroom collaboration)
Young Round Square (Exchanges, conferences)
Junior Model UN (Domestic and international conferences)
Host Family Program (Host an exchange student from overseas)
Language and Cultural Immersion Programs (International programs)

Information on the application process for global opportunities can be found here.

2017-18 Middle School Global Programs

The CI ATHLETIC EXCHANGE will occur from Oct. 29 to Nov. 5, 2017 and will focus on developing character, courage, and cultural competence through shared athletic experiences. As the culmination of this program is a soccer tournament, all students who currently play soccer at Chadwick or outside of school are eligible. Participants will be housed in school apartments and also shadow their peers in academic classes. Please contact Steve Norberg, Middle School Athletic Director, with questions: snorberg@chadwickschool.org.

Tentative Cost: $1,500

The CI ACADEMIC EXCHANGE will occur from Oct. 28 to Nov. 18, 2017 is available to all students in the 7th and 8th Grades, and is focused on developing critical and creative thinking and character through collaboration. Participants will spend these three weeks immersed in a full program of regular classes and activities on Chadwick School’s campus in Songdo, South Korea. Students will be expected to participate fully in the school’s academic and co-curricular programming, including completing all relevant projects and assignments. Participants will live with host families. The school will provide some cultural activities to supplement the academic nature of the exchange. Please contact Mark Pangilinan for more information: mpangilinan@chadwickschool.org.

Tentative Cost: $1800

The WINTER TRIP TO QUEBEC will occur from Feb. 16 to Feb. 24, 2018 and is available to students in the 7th and 8th grades who are currently enrolled in French. On the trip, the students will immerse themselves in the French language, discover Quebecois traditions and enjoy the many activities the Canadian winter has to offer, including dog sledding, snow shoeing and ice skating. Please contact Sebastien Merle, French Department Chair, for more information: smerle@chadwickschool.org.

Tentative Cost: $2,700 to $3,150 depending on number of participants

The CI CULTURAL EXCHANGE will occur from March 17 to April 15, 2018; is available to all students in the 7th and 8th Grades; and will focus on developing courage and cultural competence through sustained, meaningful communication. Participants will be paired with peers from Chadwick International and spend the first two weeks of the exchange in South Korea. They will partake in many cultural learning experiences with their host families and spend time getting to know Korean traditions and history. They will then return home with their Chadwick International counterparts and spend two weeks exploring the culture and history of their hometown in California. Students will miss one week of school before Spring Break. For more information, contact Mark Pangilinan, mpangilinan@chadwickschool.org.

Tentative Cost: $1,500

The JUNIOR ROUND SQUARE CONFERENCE in Bogota, Colombia April 25 to May 1, 2018 will give students the opportunity to create awareness of the importance of unity and peace in societies and nations that have experienced complex conflicts. The theme is "Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges." Delegates will attend conferences, explore Colombian landscapes, learn about Colombian culture, have meaningful service experiences and interact with Colombian and international students. This is open to all students who are in the Middle School Round Square Club. For more information, contact Lindsay Conkle Dorman at ldorman@chadwickschool.org.

Tentative Cost: $1,000

ROUND SQUARE EXCHANGES are opportunities for students to visit another school in the Round Square network for roughly 4-6 weeks, generally over the summer break. Each individual Round Square School sets its own terms and conditions for the exchange and provides its own requirements, information and advice. Students can check the Round Square website to research schools (https://www.roundsquare.org/our-schools/) but should not contact the schools directly to arrange an exchange. After submitting this application, students and parents interested in these exchanges will meet individually with Ms. Lindsay Conkle Dorman to work through this customized experience.

Tentative Cost: Airfare + food and incidentals (depend on the location of travel and the host school)

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Global Programs
Chad Detloff
Director of Global Programs
(310) 377-1543, ext. 4063

Middle School Programs/Young Round Square
Lindsay (Conkle) Dorman
Middle School Global Opportunities Coordinator
(310) 377-1543, ext. 4123

Junior Model UN
Patrick Wallace
(310) 377-1543, ext. 4071

Host Family Opportunities
Mark Pangilinan
Host Family Coordinator
(310) 377-1543 ext. 4142

Lori Doty
Parent Host Family Coordinator

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Chadwick School is a private, K-12 co-educational school dedicated to developing global citizens with keen minds, exemplary character, self-knowledge and the ability to lead. Located on a 45-acre hilltop on the scenic Palos Verdes Peninsula, we aim to bring out the best in our students through experiential learning, one-on-one mentoring, unparalleled global opportunities, an outstanding athletics program, highly accredited outdoor education experiences and an award-winning visual and performing arts program. We are pleased that more than 800 students from over 45 Southern California communities have chosen to call Chadwick "home."

Chadwick School / 26800 South Academy Drive, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, 90274 / 310-377-1543
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