Young Diplomats Program
A Week-Long Summer Residential Program (June 26 - July 2, 2016)
We bring the world to you!
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, Chinese Diplomacy, economic development and Strategic Communications. Participants will learn through global communication how the United States and China respond to humanitarian issues, thus, how societies help people. This experience will be enriched by a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit sites such as the Confucius Institute and the Laogai Museum, or the State Department.
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, and the art of debate. 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 of tennis, horseback riding, sailing, or, bowling, swimming, fitness, watching a movie, zumba, and tae-kwondo.
It is our sincere hope that your family will join ours for what promises to be an exciting opportunity. To register, participants must complete a program application with a $650 registration fee by May 30, 2016; or, a $1000 registration fee beginning May 30th, 2016.
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!