Winter College Tours 2017


January – February 2017

For our Junior Winter College Tours (Grades 6-8), click here.

This winter, your student can begin the journey of a lifetime joining exceptional global-minded student leaders in a Young World Leaders program just minutes away from America’s capital. Through a combination of touring and visiting prestigious American universities, shadowing exemplary American high school students, and participating in leadership workshops and cultural trips, students will be empowered with confidence, new friendships, and a global perspective.

Each Young World Leaders program is designed to give students a safe and enriching environment for students to grow as global leaders. Daily life in the program is structured around:

Cultural Activities

College and Leadership Preparation

English-language Practice

To find out more about what a day in the life of a SIP student looks like, view a sample schedule here.

For more information about the wealth of options available to YWL students, discover more here.

The US immersion opportunity of a lifetime awaits. Learn more today.

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Winter College Tours 2017

Winter College Tours offers a complete accelerated American academic and cultural experience that enriches cultural competence and communication among global-minded students. Our curriculum emphasizes academic preparedness, develops leadership skills, and provides hands-on experience as students experience some of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions, embrace cross-cultural exchanges of ideas, improve English language skills, and better understand American culture.

Accelerated Academic & Cultural Immersion

Each part of this Young World Leaders program focuses on developing a specific set of skills to foster and enrich our students’ capabilities as a global leader.

Part 1:
Acclimates students to the American academic experience with a step-by-step walkthrough covering everything from the application process to interview prep and workload expectations.
Part 2:
Focuses on cultural immersion through fun, educational, and engaging trips to famous historic and cultural sites within the DC-Metro area, culminating in an unforgettable trip to New York City. Students enrolled in the College Intensive track will tour and visit universities and colleges beginning this week.
Part 3:
Students have the opportunity to tour some of the most prestigious institutions in the entire world. This includes Georgetown University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), New York University (NYU), Harvard University, and more.

College Intensive Track

Winter College Tours offers a College Intensive track for international students who would like Cultural-Immersion-Workshopsto emphasize visiting and touring colleges and universities in lieu of participating in certain cultural trips*. Students who have chosen to enroll in the College Intensive track will have the opportunity to tour other colleges and universities in addition to the schools visited in our standard program. Schools visited may include the College of William and Mary, University of Virginia, University of North Carolina, Duke University, Virginia Tech, George Washington University, American University, and George Mason.

*Note: Due to scheduling conflicts, students enrolled in this track will not be able to attend cultural trips to the National Aquarium, the National Gallery, and will spend one less day shadowing American high school students.