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Summer Camps

Capstone Internship Program

A two-week summer-credit service project in Vietnam

Overview and History
The Capstone Project Internship (CPI) is an innovative project-based program that provides students with an opportunity to engage in rigorous scholarly practice of the core academic skills necessary for the successful completion of a real world internship. Built on the foundation of two principles — project-based learning and internship — it is designed to complement and enhance the in-depth, interdisciplinary study provided through research, trial-and-error and reflective post-project analysis. It cultivates curious, independent, and collaborative scholars and prepares them to make logical, evidence-based decisions, and real-time adaptions: project management.

Begun in March 2016, the program has been an integral part of the Stanstead College mission statement, “to prepare students for lifelong learning and success in the global community”. Participant schools have been located in Canada, USA, Vietnam, and Cambodia.

Essential Tasks
Students begin by analyzing the current needs of our partner areas in Vietnam. Working remotely at their home school locations on a shared Google classroom, students propose schedules, programs, data-collecting processes and quality metrics. Upon approval, these programs will go into place upon arrival in Vietnam, where all constituents will meet in person and make final preparations. Plans will be executed on site, and upon completion of tasks, post-project analysis will occur with publication and strategies for modifications presented. Students will return to their respective homes and work remotely, and final products will be shared on common platforms and social media sites.

Methodology
DOASAPP™: Discover, Organize, Analyze, Synthesize, Authenticate, Predict, Publish
 
Accreditation
Students who successfully complete this program receive credit/hours from Stanstead College and/or the Quebec Ministry of Education.

Program Details

Schedule
The program runs Monday to Friday. Weekends are left unstructured with occasional cultural activity in the area and free time.

Housing
Students and the three program directors are housed at the site of the service. The costs are reasonable and within distance of restaurants and cafes. All students will be matched with one or two roommates. The hotel rates will be split between roommates.

Transportation
Organized mini-van transportation will be used to travel as needed to and from the site and on weekends for cultural activities.

Meals
Students are responsible for all their meals, including their packed lunch for their workdays. Inexpensive and healthy restaurants are plentiful as are grocery stores for supplies.

Dates & Fees

March 8-24, July 1-15, or July 16-31, 2019
Grades 10-12
Fees TBD
*Does not include airfare, room and board










"I had wonderful journey this summer. I had the opportunity to go to Vietnam for two weeks and have fun helping kids. It was a life-changing experiment for my first time in Asia. Seeing a smile on every kids' face will be something I won’t forget!" 

                                              - Philippe Martel, 2017 participant

Contact Us

For more information & to apply
Christopher McDonald, Director
Telephone: 84-120-5447730