The GEBG places great value on offering collaborative programs for students and faculty. These experiences are both enriching and allow peers to collaborate and reflect. Consequently, the GEBG has partnered with Envoys to offer a collaborative program for students and Where There Be Dragons to offer a faculty professional development program. These programs will offer students and faculty a rare opportunity to travel throughout countries of critical importance in the global conversation in a meaningful and structured way with extensive preparation before departure, in-country reflection, and post-program sharing.
We are excited to announce our Student Collaborative Programs to South Korea and Colombia in the summer of 2017. These programs epitomize the quality of programs members desire to offer their students—from extensive pre-departure preparation, to student collaboration, an itinerary that will enable students to begin to understand the complexity of development.
New for 2017 the GEBG will provide Faculty Scholarships on the Student Collaborative Programs, covering all land costs for two traveling faculty on each fully enrolled program. In addition, there will be GEBG Member School Faculty Program Coordinators who will co-lead the travel program in addition to coordinating pre and post travel curriculum.
2017 Student Collaborative Program Coordinators
BRIDGETTE NADZAM-KASUBICK, Hathaway Brown School
Seventh Grade History Teacher, Seventh Grade Dean
GEBG South Korea Collaborative Program Coordinator
Bridgette Nadzam-Kasubick earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from The George Washington University in East Asian Studies and her Master of Education at John Carroll University. In her thirteenth year at Hathaway Brown, she teaches World Geography and other classes to middle school girls, namely Feng Shui and digital photography. She is also the seventh grade Dean of Students. She has traveled extensively with HB and as part of professional development groups such as the Goethe Institut and Korea Society. Mrs. Nadzam-Kasubick is active in planning and chaperoning student trips to places such as the Florida Keys (marine ecology), Germany, India, Cambodia, and China, co-advises the Junior Model United Nations team, and organizes and facilitates the National Geographic Bee for her school. Her passions include all things Korean, yoga, and photography.
CHRISTINA MASSON, Head-Royce School
Global Programs Coordinator and MS Spanish Teacher/8th Grade Advisor
GEBG Colombia Collaborative Program Coordinator
Christina Masson received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Brown University and her Masters degree in Spanish from Middlebury College. While an undergraduate, she studied abroad in Puebla, Mexico and earned her Masters while in Madrid, Spain. Christina is currently in her third year at Head-Royce School, where she has taught both middle and high school Spanish and has been an 8th and 9th grade advisor. This year, she stepped into the role of Global Education/Travel Coordinator and will help plan and coordinate the school’s educational travel programs. Christina has chaperoned outdoor education trips as well as a student trip to Israel and the GEBG Colombia trip last summer. Outside of school, she has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Latin America. In addition to travel, Christina is passionate about food, hiking, dance, and linguistics.