We look for bright, strong, enthusiastic students who are curious about the world's most rapidly developing countries and compelling cultures – China, India, and Brazil – and are eager to discover for themselves what is myth and what is true about these countries in 2011. We look for an international mix of students who demonstrate the potential to be future leaders, who are interested in gaining a better understanding of the world, and who seek to make a positive contribution to the world. Because Perspectives programs are not just classroom-based study programs nor leisure travel experiences, our students need to come with an intensity of interest that will lead them to interact actively with the many local people they will meet and work with. We want students who will take full advantage of the extensive opportunities that our programs provide.
While academic standing is not the only criterion, we find that students｡ｦ academic records often reveal the level of work they expect from themselves. Beyond high academic standing and strong motivation, our students need to have the ability to work well with a diverse group of fellow students and adults in a close community that is based on mutual trust and respect. Honesty, adaptability, openness, and tolerance are essential qualities for participants in these special study opportunities in China and India.
Our Perspectives programs are open to students attending grades 9 through 12 in the US (or the equivalent levels in other parts of the world). Grade 9 students will need to demonstrate the maturity level and independence necessary for a foreign study program. All program components, except the Mandarin tutorials, are conducted in English. A prior knowledge of Mandarin or Hindi is not required.
You will find a list of the high schools attended by participants of our previous program, Glimpses of China, on the Sending Schools page of this website.
Foundation Global Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin in its admissions or scholarship programs.