The GEBG collaborative professional development travel program is a unique opportunity for GEBG member schools that offers participants a facilitated journey to communities and environments of profound difference. This professional development seminar prepares educators who work with students in cross-cultural environments to run safer, more educational, and personally meaningful experiences for students.

The 2018 program will again travel to Indonesia from June 15-29, 2018.  For 14 days, faculty from GEBG member schools will immerse themselves in the unique culture of this Muslim majority country while focusing on issues of risk management, community engagement, course and curriculum design, religious diversity and cross-cultural facilitation. This program will prove both challenging and rewarding and is a unique opportunity to collaborate with educators from around the country.

As with all GEBG professional development opportunities, conversations and workshops will focus on practical takeaways; generating best practices in cross-cultural experiential education, lay the groundwork for global curriculum development and foster collaborative initiatives. This professional development seminar prepares educators who work with students in cross-cultural environments to run safer, more educational, and personally meaningful experiences for students.

“To be treated, essentially, like students was a very important component for me. To learn, to be instructed, unfortunately is a rarity when you are a teacher. It felt good to not be in charge, but it felt even better to soak up a curriculum and a culture as we did. It gave me so much to ponder as I consider what I ask students to do on trips abroad. “
Mike Ciuni, Hathaway Brown School

Spanning from Malaysia to Australia, with over 17,000 equatorial islands, Indonesia hosts the world’s highest level of biodiversity and one of the richest cultural tapestries on earth. Participants will begin their training just outside of Yogyakarta (commonly known as “Jogja”) in the small village of Kedungmiri. Here we will focus on group container building, tone setting and orientation to the program. During this time, the group will host workshops on conceptual frameworks for global education programming related to risk as growth, program and curriculum design, and container building for our own respective courses.  This is only the beginning of the journey as all of the facets of the program will be explored in depth—preparing participants to return to their schools challenged and invigorated to design and lead enriching programs.

Offered in partnership with Where There Be Dragons and available only to GEBG member schools, this collaborative program harnesses the expertise of seasoned global educators and professional travel facilitators.

DATES: June 15-29, 2018
COST: $2,950 (tuition) + $1,450 (estimated flight)
TIMELINE: Registration is due by November 15

Please explore the link for more information and to apply; applications are now available.

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Film by Stefanie Daehler, The Archer School for Girls