cinQ global is an innovative gap year program for students who identify as global citizens. We offer two semester-long programs in two countries in the fall semester and three during the Spring semester. Students can also participate in the full 10 month academic year 2017/2018 and travel to all five destinations.
FALL SEMESTER (September 1st - December 15th)
Costa Rica & South Africa
This first six week module will focus on principles of Quaker living: peacebuilding & consensus-based decision making.
Working as a team, participants will engage in adrenaline-intense adventure sports and build up their trust and communications skills with each other. Suggested readings, weekly lectures, daily meditation, journaling and meal planning, preparation and clean-up required of all participants.
Travel to San Jose, Costa Rica from US as a group included.
Two-week Independent Study Trip (Latin America/Mexico) mid-November
The second six week module focuses on ethical leadership and the skills and qualities of moral leaders. All participants will read 'Long Walk to Freedom" by Nelson Mandela, explore the history of Mandela's life in Apartheid South Africa and the transformation of the Rainbow Nation under his leadership. Other historic examples will be discussed and visits to important landmarks will be arranged weekly. Group travel to certain parts of the country will be included.
Travel to Cape, Town South Africa as a group included.
Dec. 15th - Jan. 10th - Winter Break
SPRING SEMESTER (January 10th - June 30th)
Jan. 10th - Feb. 28th - Seoul, South Korea
Participants will be active participants and volunteers for the Olympic Winter Games in PeyongChang, South Korea. Credentials and volunteer roles to be confirmed. This unit will focus on the emergency of Asia in World Affairs, explore the role of sports and global tourism as forces for economic development and other matters of geopolitical importance. Travel to South Korea, included.
March 1st - March 15th - Independent Travel (Southeast Asia)
March 16th - April 30th: Sydney, Australia (internship)
Participants will intern or work with a company of their choice in Sydney, Australia for the 6 week module and will live together in a group house or hostel, make meals together, but work independently and share lessons and experiences with each other. Travel to Sydney from Singapore included.
May 1st - May 15th: Independent Travel Break (Asia/Pacific)
May 16th - June 30th: Paris, France
During this last module, participants will create a capstone project that expresses some of the major lessons learned from their year abroad. They will explore the creative and fine arts, visit museums, attend theatre, opera and concerts, hear from experts in a variety of industries including fashion, new media, design, architecture, city planning, tourism, food & beverage, aerospace, etc. who will share their journeys with participants and provide diverse examples of the many different possibilities that exist in the world today to inspire and motivate participants to pursue something they will love and will make them happy, healthy global citizens. Travel to Paris from Sydney included.