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The STEM Experience: London, Paris & Geneva™

The STEM Experience: London, Paris & Geneva™

Science and travel collide as you explore some of the epicenters of STEM learning and research.

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Highlights

  • Be a scientist for a day at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
  • Visit the iconic Eiffel Tower and Louvre in Paris
  • Cruise down the Thames & visit the Tower of London
  • Investigate the hands on experiments and exhibits at Palais de La Decouverte
  • Spend a half day helping out in the local community with a service project

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Overview

On this program you will travel to five cities that are making their mark in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). From cutting-edge research at two of Europe's most prestigious universities to museums to functional labs, participate in a variety of hands-on workshops and demonstrations with concentrations spanning from forensics to astrophysics to public transportation systems. Compare and explore the ways in which modern disciplines and ancient fundamentals converge and the modern age of scientific discovery in one of the most scientifically exciting regions of the world.

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Exploratory Travel

  • The adventure begins in London, Great Britain's metropolitan hub
  • Venture north to Oxford and Cambridge, the world's second and fourth oldest universities
  • Hop the English Channel and spend three days in Paris, France where you'll explore the "City of Light" for its role during the Age of Enlightenment
  • Journey south via high-speed train to Geneva, home of the United Nations and a longtime European hub for scientific research

Immersive Learning

Collect DNA from a fictional crime scene and use molecular biological techniques to identify the culprit. Visit Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Europe's largest science museum, as well as Cambridge's Polar Institute, where you'll learn about the unique climate and geological processes affecting Earth’s polar regions. Explore the mysteries of the universe as well as the equipment used by physicists at CERN, including particle accelerators.

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Adventure

Experience the glamour of London's famous West End theater, the UK's equivalent of Broadway. Learn the thrills of punting (boating) on the Cambridge River, a tradition that dates back to 1903. Take in Parisian views from atop the Eiffel Tower before exploring the Louvre through a scavenger hunt. Stroll around Geneva's Old Town and enjoy a special fondue dinner made from cheeses locally produced in Switzerland.

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Dates & Tuition

The STEM Experience: London, Paris & Geneva™ 14-Day Program
2020 Dates
Jun 22 - Jul 5, 2020
Jul 6 - Jul 19, 2020
Duration: 14 days
Tuition: $4,999
Student/Staff Ratio: 7 to 1
Community Service Hours: 5
Language Hours: N/A
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Tuition includes all in-country expenses including:
  • All educational materials
  • Lodging
  • 3 meals per day
  • All in-country transportation
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • Professional full-time staff and experts from the USA/Europe
  • 24/7 Parent Support Hotline during the program
  • Secondary medical and travel insurance
  • All cultural activities, lectures and weekend excursions
  • Pre-departure materials and support
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