Summer guide for Washington’s global kids

Help your kid grow up global with this list of summer opportunities for global engagement.

Meet Leo. He just turned 19 and is about to begin his first year at the University of Washington.

Just like his dad, Leo loves mathematical problem solving and analyzing the world through a scientific lens.

Unlike his dad, Leo speaks fluent Spanish as well as some Mandarin which he hopes to improve through university study. Under his belt, he has a full year of international travel in China during his gap year between high school and college, as well as certifications from several leadership and cross-cultural communication courses integrated into his elementary and secondary instruction.

He began learning Spanish through immersion in his local public elementary school and Chinese while in high school. He also spent a summer abroad in Beijing through his school’s exchange program which encouraged him to enter the state-funded, one-year internship program in China after graduation.

Summer guide for Washington’s global kids | By Bookda Gheisar and Sara Veltkamp | June 6, 2013