International Study Travel and Service Learning Program

Connecting students to cultures across the world.

Parent Information Night

A parent interest meeting to provide more information on the 2020 ISTP/ISLP Global Leaders Summit will be held on:

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Gatehouse Administrative Center Café
8115 Gatehouse Road
Falls Church, VA 22042

Park in the garage and take the elevator to the main floor to enter the café.

Announcing 2020 International Study Travel/Service Learning Program for High School students as of September 2019

Global Student Leaders: The Impact of Sports & Wellness in Switzerland & Eastern Europe

High School Students as of September 2019

For centuries, sports have helped people build resilience, confidence, and the power to collaborate— but more than that, they’ve built bridges within communities and between cultures. It’s just one way the world approaches wellness, a topic that’s deeply personal, and at the same time, universal. Because without health and happiness, what do we have? Our 2020 Global Leadership Summit will explore The Impact of Sports & Wellness around the world, from what people eat and think to how we care for ourselves and stay active. Let’s come together to better understand the global focus on well-being and our evolving thoughts on how to achieve it. As students finish their themed tour through Budapest, Vienna, Prague and Munich, they’ll arrive in Davos and will be met by world-renowned speakers and subject experts leading discussions and workshops aimed to inspire and educate. Grouped in international teams, students will use the design thinking process to innovate & propose solutions to a real-world global challenge. The winning team’s project will be on display at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.

Trip Number: 2191945VK
$5,830

EF Education First, an approved FCPS vendor, operates the International Study Travel-Service Learning Program. The program complements FCPS curriculum and provides students with a unique experience that combines knowledge and first-hand experiences to produce globally minded, career-focused citizens. Students must be in good standing with their teachers and principals to participate in this program.

Questions?

For more information about the FCPS International Study Travel and Service Learning Program, call 571-423-4664 or email istp@fcps.edu

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International Study Travel/ Service Learning Programs- High School

Global Student Leaders: The Power of Communication in Switzerland

Summer 2019
High School Students as of September 2018

Conversation is the cornerstone of society and education. Whether at home, in the workplace, or at school—it’s how we build knowledge and understanding. But does living in a world where we’re always communicating discourage us from really listening, or amplify all that’s being said? This Global Leadership Summit will examine The Power of Communication and everything impacting it today: from the media and social media to science, language, and art. In a time when everybody’s talking, let’s treat each conversation as an opportunity to learn. As students finish their themed tour through Finland and Estonia, they’ll arrive in Davos and will be met by world-renowned speakers and subject experts leading discussions and workshops aimed to inspire and educate. Grouped in international teams, students will use the design thinking process to innovate & propose solutions to a real-world global challenge.

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Capacity Reached

Space is limited and tours will reach capacity. If interested please consider enrolling soon! Contact mobashorun@fcps.edu for more details.

Global Volunteers: Culture and Service in Ecuador

Summer 2019
High School Students as of September 2018

Venture into the heart of Ecuador’s lush Amazonian rainforest, where you’ll find one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems. In Otavalo, you’ll experience the culture and heritage of the city, visiting the Mercados de los Ponchos—a famous market known for its local beautiful textiles—and learning how traditional crafts and meals are prepared when you visit a local family’s home. As you’re immersed in the Quito and Otavalo cultures, you’ll also put your hands to work: building and restoring local schools and promoting social justice. Be a part of building lasting solutions that help elevate and empower a local community in need, while earning 15 FCPS approved service hours.

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Trip Number: 2061022XF
$3,322
Capacity Reached

Contact mobashorun@fcps.edu for more details.