Other Global Programs
In addition to our current Global Programs, Episcopal has offered other programs or proposed other programs in the past that are likely to be offered again. Read about these programs below.
SENEGAL SERVICE & CULTURAL APPRECIATION
Students will get the opportunity to travel to Senegal in Western Africa. While there, we will embrace a culture entirely different from our own. Students will serve several Senegalese communities. In Dakar, students will participate in a community service alongside students from a local international, private high school. When we aren't serving and exploring in some local communities, we will ride camels, sleep in the desert, eat Thieboudienne, watch, maybe even participate in, salt extractions from the Pink Lake, explore Gorée Island & its history, and much more! There is no language requirement for this trip. Students will get the chance to learn Wolof, an African language, and practice it with their new friends.
BC MARINE SCIENCE ADVENTURE
This academically focused program is based on Vancouver Island. The goal of this program is to combine exciting and adventurous activities such as kayaking, hiking, and camping with learning the basics of marine ecology, research techniques, and data collection. Students will set up camp in a remote outpost in Telegraph Cove. Activities in Telegraph Cove will include a whale, dolphin and seal lion watching tour, marine life conservation projects, and sea kayaking. Students will then move to the Broughton Archipelago, where they will be staying in an off-the-grid research station. Using the research station as their base, the group will explore the islands and ocean of this pristine area. Activities in Broughton Archipelago will include snorkeling with seals, hiking, marine science research technique and data collection education, and wildlife observation. On the program’s final night students will settle in for a sleepover in the glowing fish and dolphin tanks of the world-famous Vancouver Aquarium.
DISCOVER CHINA PROGRAM
The goal of this faculty-led academic program is to immerse students in China’s culture in order to generate an awareness and understanding of the differences and similarities to our own while connecting their day-to-day experiences with what they have learned about the country in the classroom. Students study China’s language, rich history, and its modern day culture and politics. The program begins in Shanghai and then moves to Ningbo where students will spend a weekend in a homestay with students from our sister school, Yuyao high school. Next students will overnight in Hangzhou and then travel to Xi’an en route to Beijing where they will stay for the remainder of the program. Program Highlights include the Yuyuan Gardens, Jade Buddha Temple, Forbidden City, Great Wall of China and the Terracotta Warriors.