Global Gateway Weekend Sept. 29–30: Upper School students are invited to the overnight Global Gateway Weekend event, September 29–30, 2018. (This event is rescheduled from the rained-out May 2018 dates.) For Global Studies students, this event is not required, but it is recommended as an introduction to Global Studies. It meets the Global Experience requirement. We will leave on a passenger coach at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 29, and will return by 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 30. The cost is $75, which includes lodging and meals at the Global Village. Please contact Dr. Sisserson with any questions!
Located in Sharpsburg, Maryland, the Heifer Global Village is a camp composed of replica homesteads from around the world, with authentic features like outdoor water pumps, animal pens, dirt floors, thatched roofs, communal cookfires. These homes represent impoverished areas around the globe where Heifer International works to eradicate hunger and poverty, and the Gateway Weekend is designed to help participants delve into the causes and effects of these global issues. In this role-playing simulation, students will become "citizens" of a particular house for the evening and must work together to prepare their own meals, keep their houses, care for their animals and crops, and spend the night in their homestead.
Important Deadlines: 1. Please complete this sign-up sheet by September 17, and 2. Please print, complete, and return this waiver bySeptember 21.
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