What: Lincoln Park High School created and has participated in this 10 day, in home, language and culture immersion exchange for almost 10 years now. We also have a French program that started before the Spanish one and is also very successful. The focus of the exchange is a cultural art/history exchange and LP students will participate in BOTH parts of the exchange with the hosting of a student from Valdemoro, Spain taking place in September of the new school year and the travel portion to Valdemoro (South of Madrid) taking place in June at the end of the school year.
Where: Chicago in your home in September Valdemoro, Spain in their home in June School in Spain that participates in this program with us is IES Maestro Matías Bravo High School Address: Avenida del Mar Egeo,S/N, 28341 Valdemoro, Madrid, Spain
Who: We give preference to juniors who can participate in both parts of the exchange. This is an “exchange” and our hope is to build lifetime friendships and passion for travel and leaning about other cultures. Sophomores are allowed to apply for the program if there are spots to fill and with teacher/program facilitator’s recommendation. Remember the Spanish students are 16-18 years of age and this is a big maturity gap sometimes with a 15 year old.
Part 1: Hosting here in Chicago for 10 days – September of new school year
See details on page called Host responsibilities
Part 2: Traveling to Spain at the end of the school year in June
In June – just before the end of the school year – we travel to Valdemoro, Spain and stay for 10 days with the same Spanish student each LPHS host hosted the previous September.
See details of travel on page marked Traveling Responsibilities
Estimated Cost to travel on 2nd half of the exchange - $2000.00 that includes airfare, transportation cost and excursion fees. Deposit due in September of new school year $300.00 2nd payment due before Winter Break $700.00 Final payment due by March 1st $1000.00 Cash, Money Order, Cashiers Check - Made out to Lincoln Park High School
How do I sign up!?!
To sign up to participate in the 2015-16 Exchange (remember it starts in September of 2015) please fill out the google form below and contact Ms. Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. When you fill out the link below make sure to include all boxes so you can be contacted quickly!