Global Connections Seminar XIV

Developing Global Citizens
July 22-29, 2012


Come to New Zealand in late July with Global Connections. Sign up by March 31.

After extraordinary seminars in the past three years in Thailand, Jordan, South Africa, and Botswana, GC14 will be held in New Zealand. Our main host will be David Hodge, a Global Connections stalwart. David, Principal of Rangitoto College (one of the schools that we shall visit), has created our program. The Global Connections team at Hotchkiss, Malcolm McKenzie, Manjula Salomon, and Marianne Ostendorf, will be coordinating applications and registrations.

Our dates are from Sunday, July 22, when participants arrive in Auckland, and will be collected from the airport, to Sunday night, July 29, with a closing gala dinner. Flights back home should be booked from Monday morning, July 30, onwards.

Our host schools will be Rangitoto College, Tamaki College, Diocesan School, and Dilworth School. Participants will have the chance to spend time in each of these four schools. They are diverse in type, and getting to know each one will allow us all to develop a strong sense of New Zealand schooling.

At the end of a busy, working week in our four Auckland schools, participants will be bused to the amazing city of Rotorua, south of Auckland, to relax and to find out more about Maori culture, history, and tradition.

The non-refundable fee for the seminar will be US Dollars 2300. This is exclusive of airfares to New Zealand. The conference fee covers all costs from arrival, except for personal items.

A detailed schedule and registration materials (MS Word Doc | PDF) are available on this website.

Expressions of interest should be sent to Marianne Ostendorf as soon as possible. Completed application forms are due by March 31, and the absolute deadline for seminar fees is the end of March. Requests for limited financial aid should also be sent to Marianne.

The New Zealand seminar has been thoughtfully and carefully created. It will be another memorable and magical week of educational exploration, in inimitable Global Connections style.