ABOUT THE PROGRAM
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 late June until late July 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 to see what our alumni and their families are saying about their experience with us.
EERC will accept students entering 8th and 10th grade in the fall 2017; students enterig 8th 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. 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 28 - DECEMBER 15, 2016 5PM EST
Eligibility: The application process this year is open to 1. Romanian- nationality students currently in 7th and 9th grade ; 2. Good command of the English language 3. They must be academically in good standing, 4. They show remarkable openness to new, civic involvement, eagerness to experience another culture, leadership qualities and initiative.
Required Materials: 1. EERC application, 2. Personal essay, 3. One letter of recommendations, 4. Complete immunization form as required by the US school system ( No camp attendance is possible without all proof of vaccinations requested), 5. Nonrefundable $25 registration fee.
Requirements: ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE PDF OR WORD FORMAT. An actual photo ID of the student in small format JPG must be included the application. Students should send the documents via email and CONFIRM the documents were received. Title of email should contain the student name.
Interview: Interviews via Skype/face time and/or in person will follow with students who will qualified for final selection.
Selection Results: Applicants will be announced by the end of December. A non-refundable $250 deposit is required by January 10, 2017 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 needed.
Student Expenses: EERC covers $1,500 of the cost of the tuition for qualifying new applicants. Each applicant admitted into the program will have to cover the reminder of the tuition which is $4,000.
Financial Aid: EERC program expenses for summer 2017 is $5,500 per student. The EERC scholarship of $1,500 is reflected in the requested tuition coverage per student. Alumni family members should inquire directly for other pertinent details.
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