Western to Offer New International Youth Program in Summer 2017

Western Washington University’s Extended Education Youth Programs is offering a new program, the Summer English Adventure Camp, this summer.

The program, which is focused towards international high school students aged 14 to 17, will allow students to immerse themselves in American culture as they increase their English fluency and explore the Pacific Northwest.

The program will be held Sunday, July 23 to Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 on Western’s campus. Program Highlights include participating in small English as a Second Language (ESL) classes with international students that have similar English skills, interacting with American high school and university students, and living in a university dormitory to experience campus life.

All courses will be taught by Western’s Intensive English Program (IEP) faculty and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) students.

Participants will also travel in both Bellingham and Seattle to visit attractions such as the original Starbucks, the Space Needle and The Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing factory. Recreational activities will also be available for students.

Local high school students can volunteer to make new friends from another country, satisfy their Community Field Work requirement and build their resume.

The deadline to register is Thursday, June 15, 2017.

The cost to participate is $3,750, which covers instruction and classroom materials, supervision, accommodation and all meals, social activities, cultural events, activity admission fees and transportation (not including airfare).

For more information about the Summer English Adventure Camp, visit wwu.edu/englishadventure, call (360) 650-3308 or email youth@wwu.edu