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Summer Academic Enrichment Eligible Programs

Program Info
Program: Around the World in 5 Days
Sponsoring Organization: Academy of Whole Learning

Main Contact
Name: Kaitlin Walsh
Title: Dir. of Enrichment Prog.
Address: 3500 Williston Road
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Phone: (952) 737-6900
Curricular area: World Languages & Cultures
Grades Served: 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11


Students will expand their worldview and understand that many cultures exist within our world. Students will develop a working definition of culture as a diverse and dynamic concept. Students will learn keywords and phrases related to culture and apply those concepts cross-culturally. Students will compare and contrast similarities and differences between world cultures. Students will use maps, charts, text, and digital media to examine world cultures and geography. Students will participate in community-based instruction that will directly relate to the world cultures discussed in the classroom. Students will respectfully participate in various cultural practices including traditions, food, and music.


In just 5 days students will 'travel' to 5 different countries from the comfort of the Twin Cities. They will learn about each country's history and culture and get a chance to partake in traditions, crafts, cooking, and music. This camp will include community outings. Students will visit new places in the Twin Cities and participate in activities that teach them about a country's culture, whether it be cooking an Italian meal, visiting a Russian museum, or exploring a multicultural world market. This camp will combine in-class lessons and activities with community-based instruction that connects learned concepts with hands-on activities.

Program Dates

Start: 7/26 End: 7/30 One week session.

Can students reside on campus? No

Can students commute to campus? Yes

Can students take online classes? No

Estimated commuter cost per student
Tuition: $1,100
Fees: $0
Books: $0
Supplies: $0
Transportation: $0