A two-week summer-credit service project in Vietnam
The Capstone Internship Program brings together students from Canada, Vietnam, Cambodia and the U.S to provide summer activities and education to orphans as well as adults and children with Down syndrome.
Prior to their trip, students monitored by the lead teachers collaborate remotely to develop their action plan, beginning June 1. Online follow up work will be conducted in August.
Students who successfully complete this program receive credit/hours from Stanstead College and/or the Quebec Ministry of Education.
Capstone offers a hands-on education in completing real-world internships. The mix of cultures and collaborative thinking cultivates curious, independent scholars who are prepared to make evidence-based decisions and real-time adaptions. The camp also serves as a springboard for college application essay writing.
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 will be 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.
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.
July 16-28, 2018 Grades 10-12 $1,750 CAD / $1,500 USD *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!"