ABOUT THE PROGRAM 2018
The application is open to eligible students of Romanian citizenship living in Romania. The process and eligibility criteria are described below. Our program offers unique opportunities for a well rounded American experience. Students will be in Boston area from approximately mid July to mid August attending either day programs while living with local families or overnight camps. EERC carefully identifies host families and secures respective camps. While the students are in Boston area there is dedicated volunteer staff who will visit the student at the camp and/or at the host family. The students will participate in outings around Boston neighborhoods, day trips, museum visits and a day trip to New York City. Our program is not designed for leisure travel; emphasis is placed on camp experience and English language improvement rather than sightseeing. Visit Testimonial section on our website and our Facebook page to see what our alumni and their families are saying about their experience with us.
EERC will accept students entering 8th, 9th and 10th grade in the fall 2018; students entering 8th and 9th grade may either attend a day camp ( ex.Charles River Creative Arts camp in Dover) while living with host families or will attend a overnight camp ( ex. YMCA Frank A. Day). The students entering 10th grade will attend only overnight camps where they will interacting with students from around the world and they will be involved in various group and outdoor activities. The students in overnight camps will spend some weekends with host families in the area. In total, the students will spend approximately 30 days in US. All students regardless of the camp placement will attend mandatory EERC group activities.
APPLICATION PERIOD: NOVEMBER 13 - DECEMBER 10, 2017 ; 5PM EST
Eligibility: The application process this year is open to students 1. Currently in 7th, 8th and 9th grade, 2. Good command of the English language, 3. Superior academic standing, 4. Who will promote EERC mission of facilitating communication and friendship between Romanian and American youngsters, 5. Showing openness to new, civic involvement, eagerness to experience another culture, leadership qualities and initiative.
Required Materials: 1. EERC application, 2. Personal essay, 3. Two letters of recommendations from either teachers or instructors, coaches, mentors, 4. Complete immunization form as required by the US school system, 5. School grades for the previous year, 7. Parent annual tax return, 7. Nonrefundable $25 application fee.
Interview: Interviews will follow for the students who qualified for the final stage. They will take place between Dec 15-21 in both Romanian and English via Skype/face time and/or in person.
Selection Results: Students who are accepted in the program will be announced by the end of December. A non-refundable $250 deposit is required by January 5, 2018 upon acceptance and will be credited towards tuition. No exceptions will be allowed as we wish to offer the spot timely to another applicant if this is the case. The tuition balance is due by January 20, 2018.
Financial Aid: Program expenses for summer 2018 are estimated at $5,500 per student. EERC is planning to offer a maximum of 10 enrollments. There will be awarded a total of four scholarship of $1,500, three scholarships of $3,000, as well as one full scholarship.
Student Expenses: EERC offers variable scholarships to cover all or partial cost of the tuition for qualifying new applicants. Each applicant admitted into the program will have to cover the reminder of the tuition.
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