cheap Cialis Soft US Most of our students have never been to the USA, this would be a great opportunity to get a taste of American lifestyle before coming here for college.
A taste test that builds your skills
Get valuable professional work experience through job shadowing to explore your career interests to make a better decision about your field of choice.
Surround yourself with American daily life, language and lifestyle to better understand the culture.
A foundational experience abroad
This summer 2013 we look forward to showcasing our first American Scene – Homestay/Job Shadow Program for Chinese high school students from the YuCai High International Department (YCID). Yucai High is a dynamic public school in Shenzhen, PR China operated by Yucai Education Group. The school is charged with the mission of introducing new ideas to the Chinese public school curriculum.
All students from the Yucai High International Department have elected to apply and attend college in North America in the future. As such, they need to know more about American life and experience the creativity, the warmth and the enduring friendships of our American culture.
In July 2013, fourteen (14) YCID students came to the United States, most for the first time, along with three (3) of their American teachers based in China. Unlike many American students, most Chinese students lack exposure to authentic work experience. Therefore, we designed this two-week English language immersion in American homes and workplaces to help them understand American culture and work life and to gain some experience in a field related to their future college major.
Our experienced Great Books Study Tour teacher, Susan Clarke based in Sacramento managed and facilitated the two weeks of learning and job exploration. The fourteen days consisted of homestays, job shadowing experiences up to full-time experiences per day. The group also visited local colleges and selected areas of historic interest in Sacramento, San Francisco, Berkeley and Palo Alto, California. These experiences helped to integrate not only their Great Books and Shared Inquiry learning from the YCID program, but also provided a Capstone Course for their Integrated Studies. Students were also able to earn up to 30 CAS credits for this program. This unique educational experience was enhanced by a hosted events organized by InterLangua LLC.
The Great Books teacher and other job shadow teachers were on hand assistants for the homestay families and job worksite supervisors. The teachers from China assisted with both translations, communication with parents in China, a daily blog, and behavioral supervision.
Homestay families had joyous opportunities to engage students in conversation, visits, and events that include areas of historic significance throughout Northern California and the west coast of USA.
Some frequently asked questions
What are the benefits of traveling to America?
One of the leading failure of international students in America is the inability to adapt to the cultural lifestyle and language. It is very important to embody the thought processes of American culture to interact openly and clearly with the people. While daily life in America and interacting with the general people is one factor, working here is another. It is important to be well-versed in communicating with your potential employers so they understand you and so you understand them to get the job done. Our job shadow program allows you to test and train your communication and adaptive skills in both the workplace and in daily life.
What are some of the jobs I could get on this trip?
In our 2013, our students entered fields in:
Where will the student live and who will take care of them?
Our program is fully customized to the student’s career and personal needs. We find eligible homestay families for each student whom will have an assigned homestay “Mom” that will feed, drive and supervise the student during their entire trip.
What will the daily schedule look like for the student?
We tailor our job shadow program in America for each and every student. Each student will usually wake up in the morning each day, eat breakfast and be driven to their scheduled job shadow with a professional business. During their job shadow experience with a business, they will have a supervisor whom will direct, manage and mentor the student. Depending on the needs, some students may have the same job shadow throughout their entire trip and some may have a various of professional experiences. It purely depends on the industry of choice and the student’s needs. We seek to make this program the best experience it can be for the student, while gaining the professional experience they need in preparation for their career.
How much will it cost?
It can range from $6000 – $8000 per student, depending on the destination and duration of trip.
What are the safety procedures?
We have a full handbook that will be given to each student to read and understand before departure. Each student will have travel insurance included. The homestay family and job shadow professional will also be the official supervisor, along with Interlangua staff whom will accompany the students on the trip. Throughout the entire trip, each student will have full supervision.
Who are the supervisors throughout the trip?
The supervisors include Interlangua staff, the participating work professionals providing job shadow opportunity and the homestay families.