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  1. Hoppers Crossing Secondary College Chinese Overseas Learning Experience 2014 Chinese Overseas Learning Experience 2014

  2. Tonight… • Background of the Overseas Learning Experience • Details of the Study Tour • Proposed Itinerary • Application Process • What happens if I am selected? • Questions?

  3. Background… • In 2012 & 2013 HCSC have sent a delegation of students to China to immerse themselves in the Chinese culture. • HCSC will send another delegation in September 2014 for two weeks to: • Investigate cultural aspects of China • Investigate the Chinese education system • Investigate what it is to be a “Global Citizen”

  4. Details of the Program • Depart Melbourne Friday 12th September (second last week of term), and return Monday 29th September (second week of school holidays). Two HCSC staff members will act as chaperones. • Students will spend the 1st week at an International School undertaking a Melbourne University accredited Global Citizenship program. • Students will spend the 2nd week staying in hotels in various cities visiting tourist attractions and immersing themselves in Chinese culture. • All airfares, accommodation, food, guides, interpreters, and admission prices are included.

  5. Cost of the Program • Students will be expected to contribute $300 towards the cost of the program • Visas, Travel Insurance and Passports are not included and would be paid for by the student • Inoculations and travel medication are not included and would be paid for by the student. • Typhoid • Hepatitis A • Malaria tablets • Please check with your Dr prior to travel • Students will need a minimum of $500 Australian to cover spending money • Students will be expected to give back to the local community by undertaking approximately 20 hours of volunteer work.

  6. Fundraising… • In the past students have • Sold share certificates. • Held sausage sizzles. • Run activities at school. • Fundraising is an opportunity to help support the program and promote it to members of the wider community.

  7. Itinerary Included in your pack • 12th – 19th September • Utahloy International School, Guangzhou • 19th – 23rd September • Beijing • 23rd September – 26th September • Xian • 26th September – 28th September • Shanghai/Nanjing • 29th September • Arrive Melbourne

  8. Utahloy, Guanzhou

  9. Beijing

  10. Xian

  11. Shanghai/Nanjing

  12. Application Process • Students wishing to partake in the exchange must complete a written application. • Proformas are available tonight or on the College website under International Connections www.hopcross.vic.edu.au • Applications are due back to the College by Friday 6th June • Shortlisted applicants will be notified of an interview time where they will sit a formal interview in front of a panel

  13. For the Successful Applicant • Become a leader at HCSC • Uniform, behaviour, Work Ethic, going above and beyond • If student behaviour or work ethic becomes an issue and a decision is made by the College to withdraw a placement, costs associated with transferring the airline ticket will be met by the family.

  14. For the Successful Applicant • Upon return develop a presentation on their experiences and learning from this cultural exchange. Some of these will be presented after hours • Continue to check school email regularly • Continue to be a role model to other students at HCSC

  15. Requirements • A passport valid for at least 6 months after the return date • A Visa to enter China approx, $98.50 met by the successful applicant • Travel insurance will be mandatory for all delegates, approximately $100

  16. Requirements • An understanding that whilst abroad, accompanying teachers will act as your “overseas parents” • Ensuring that students catch up on any classes missed due to presentations and preparation are caught up on.

  17. Requirements • An ongoing commitment to the program once you return to Australia • A commitment to undertake 20 hours of volunteer work within the local community

  18. Questions?