Young Diplomats Program
A Week-Long Residential Summer Program (July 21 - 27, 2013)
We bring the world to you!
Parents interested in having lunch with their child on Sunday, July 21st, must prepay for their tickets. The cost is $7.95 and payments can be made by calling the head cashier at 757.727.5663. Tickets for the closing luncheon, scheduled for Saturday, July 27th, are being sold for $25 per person. Payments can be paid in advance by calling the cashier or in person on the day of the event.
Hampton University's Young Diplomats Summer Program provides a stimulating and enriching residential experience for high school (rising 9th -12th grade) students from around the country on the beautiful campus of Hampton University. Young Diplomats is a learning experience that will challenge students to think about a world much bigger than their own.
We will explore the people, culture and issues represented in one of our country's biggest competitors, China. We will study Chinese language and culture, leadership development, human rights issues, economic development and social implication of the arts. Participants will propose solutions as diplomats to strengthen relations at a culminating experience showcasing what students learned throughout the week. This experience will be enriched by a trip to the People's Republic of China Embassy in the United States and the United States Department of State in Washington, DC.
We have lined-up a group of renowned political and community leaders to inspire the diplomats on ways to make a difference in their communities. The diplomats will learn Robert's Rules of Order, the art of debate, and how to launch a social venture. As well, students will enjoy dining and social etiquette to effect change in both formal and informal settings. To enhance this experience, the diplomats will receive instruction in the waltz and salsa with an opportunity to display their creative movements at the closing luncheon. Students will also have an opportunity for relaxation and unwinding through recreational activity. Students can choose their preference—tennis; horseback riding; sailing or bowling, swimming, fitness and watching a movie.
It is our sincere hope that your family will join ours for what promises to be an exciting opportunity. To register, participants must submit the $1,000 registration fee. Online registration is available by clicking the online registration link to the left.
If you have questions or would like to pay with a cashier's check/money order, please contact the Assessment Center by calling (757) 727-5913. We look forward to hearing from you!
*Registration Deadline is extended. Please contact our office for details.*