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  • Program Terms: Summer, Winter Break
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Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: 1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior, 5-Graduate Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Field of Study: Education, English
Housing Options: Apartment or Flat, Homestay, Hostel or Hotel Program Type: Service-Learning/Volunteer
Program Description:
AIESEC is the world's largest, youth-run, not-for-profit organization in the world present in 120+ countries and territories. We create global leaders and citizens through cross-cultural exchange. We understand how important it is for people to experience these different cultures and to be open-minded. While embracing our national goals, our local chapter in San Diego has the specific goals of promoting exchange to underserved countries so that they can experience a different culture, where new ideas and perspectives are explored.

LOCATION SUMMARIES
Three AIESEC programs have been approved as independent programs for SDSU students. These locations are Thailand, Colombia and Argentina.

THAILAND
The AIESEC Thailand volunteer program is based in Samut Prakan, Thailand, in Assumption University (LCAU).
Thailand is a very popular tourist destination due to their abundance of delicious food, beautiful landscapes and friendly people. There are many ways to enjoy this country, with options to explore a bustling city with the colorful Grand Palace, visit elephants in the beautiful northern mountains, or relax on the beach of one of the many islands. With Buddhism as their main religion, temples are made to stun with colors such as reds, greens, and golds. There is never a chance to miss an opportunity to see the wonderful architecture of these temples, as there are thousands spread out across the country.

Volunteer participants will be teaching English at one of six provinces near Bangkok, and their main point of contact will be Assumption University just outside Bangkok. Upon arriving in Thailand, participants will be picked up from the airport and transported to Assumption University where they will go through a two-day Incoming Preparation Seminar (IPS) to address culture shock and cultural norms, before going to their final destination.

You will be given a “buddy” from AIESEC in Thailand, to be in contact with during your trip.

PROGRAM NOTES
AIESEC Thailand Volunteer “Sawasdee” Summer 2017 Program dates are June 14-July 28 or June 28-August 11.
Each session is 6 weeks total. The host volunteer organization will be Assumption University.  

For additional information please see the program links below. If you have any questions, please email the San Diego VP of Outgoing Exchange at vpogx-sandiego@aiesecus.org for more details.
  • Deadline: March 15th for SDSU Aztecs Abroad, May 5th for external AIESEC application.
  • Price: $575 - Includes airport pick up, accommodation, and at least 2 meals per day
Application Instructions
Students MUST complete both the SDSU Aztecs Abroad application and  the free preliminary application on AIESEC Opportunities portal by the indicated respective deadlines.

Language of Instruction
English

Program Dates
Session 1:  June 14, 2017 - July 28, 2017
Session 2:  June 28, 2017 - August 11, 2017

Housing Options
AIESEC in Assumption University

Application               
Session 1: http://bit.ly/SDthailand *
Session 2: http://bit.ly/SDThailand2 *

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Implementation Methodologies
You will work to teach English to children ages 7-15, and create a cross cultural environment in the rural areas outside Bangkok. This opportunity includes the experiences of:
  • Creating and tailoring teaching materials and activities based on the children's’ English capacity
  • Living and learning the Thai traditional culture with the host family and community
  • Cultivating an international environment for Thai society
  • Representing your country as an ambassador through events such as Global Village, English Day, and other cultural activities put on by the local university
Sustainable Development Goals
AIESEC has partnered with the UN in their pursuit of accomplishing 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UN’s SDG for this program is Quality Education. “By 2030, substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries, especially least developed countries and small island developing states.The global goal is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”

COLOMBIA
The AIESEC Colombia volunteer program is based in the center of Bogota D.C., Colombia, providing maximum cultural immersion in the traditions of the community.

Bogotá is the largest city and capital of Colombia. It’s one of the most diverse cities in Colombia, bustling with multicultural people who enjoy a variety of foods and activities. The architecture shows signs of the colonial age mixed with modern and authentic buildings. Rich reds break the greens of the mountains, to form a beautiful landscape perfect for sightseeing and backpacking.

Centro MYA’s mission in Bogotá  is to provide programs and activities that promote social development. MYA focuses on the community, all age ranges and family types. You can visit their website at http://www.centromya.org/ for more information.

You will be given a “buddy” from AIESEC in Colombia to be in contact during your trip.

“AIESEC Colombia Volunteer” Breaking Boundaries Colombia Winter 2016-2017 Program dates are June 12-July 24, it will be 6 weeks total. The host volunteer organization will be Centro MYA. For additional information see the program link below. You can also email Kristi Shiau at vpogx-sandiego@aiesecus.org for more details.
  • Deadline: May 5th for external AIESEC application. March 15th for Aztecs Abroad
  • Price:
    $500 - Includes airport pickup and accommodation
    ?$30 - Delivery to host family or flat
Application Instructions
Students MUST complete the free preliminary application on AIESEC Opportunities portal.

Language of Instruction
English/Spanish

Program Dates
June 12, 2017 - July 24, 2017

Housing Options
Homestay or Flat

Application
http://bit.ly/SDcolombia *
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Implementation Methodologies
Support and accompany children and adults with different intellectual disabilities in a series of activities, and by doing this, facilitate the creation of an inclusive environment for them. During the project, you will:
  • Structure and design, with the group of trainees, a plan (activities) based on leadership, innovation, group work and multiculturalism, to be executed in the weekdays activities.
  • Attend an information session about the kids and different syndromes as basic training on handling with this type of population.
  • Participate in a Global Village to have a cultural showcase of each country.
  • The UN’s sustainable development goal is “Reduced Inequalities”: By 2030, empower and promote the social  economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status. The global goal is the reduce inequality within and among countries.
ARGENTINA
The AIESEC Argentina volunteer program is based in the center of Salta, Argentina, providing maximum cultural immersion in the traditions of the community.

Salta, Argentina enjoys a lovely summer, where it is warm and receives little rain. Salta became a popular place to visit due to its excellent weather and scenery, friendly people, and rich culture. The architecture dates back to the early 18th and 19th century, where the Spanish style influences most of the physical appearance. The people are known to be extremely friendly towards tourists, as well as giving. Soccer culture dominates the whole of Argentina, and you can see people of all ages having a friendly match directly in the city, or outskirts, of Salta. We recommend diving into the culture of the Argentinians and enjoying the relaxing life they live.

Participants will be working with Fundacion Anpuy in Salta to improve and develop quality education in socio-economically vulnerable children. Fundacion Anpuy’s mission is to provide educational and social opportunities to children, adolescents and young people from socio-economic contexts. You can visit their website at http://www.fundacionanpuy.org.ar/ for more information.

You will be given a “buddy” from AIESEC in Argentina to be in contact with during your trip.

“AIESEC Argentina Volunteer” Educar Argentina Winter 2017 Program dates are June 5-July 17, it will be 6 weeks total. The host volunteer organization will be Fundacion Anpuy. For additional information see the program link below. For more details please email San Diego’s VP of Outgoing Exchange at vpogx-sandiego@aiesecus.org
Deadline               May 5th for external AIESEC application. March 15th for Aztecs Abroad

Price                              
  • $500 - Includes airport pickup and breakfast and snacks provided everyday
  • $70 - Accommodation provided by the AIESEC office
Application Instructions
Students MUST complete the free preliminary application on AIESEC Opportunities portal.

Language of Instruction
English/Spanish

Program Dates
June 5, 2017 - July 17, 2017

Housing Options
Homestay

Application
bit.ly/SDargentina
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Implementation Methodologies
Educar Argentina aims to improve the educational conditions of these socio-economically vulnerable children by supplementing their experience with remedial classes and stimulating recreational activities.

Sustainable Development Goal
The UN’s sustainable development goal is “Reduced Inequalities”: By 2030, empower and promote the social  economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status. The global goal is the reduce inequality within and among countries.

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ACADEMIC NOTES
AIESEC in Thailand. Colombia and Argentina have been approved as SDSU international programs. They are not credit bearing programs.
If students wish to receive academic credit and/or international experience, please contact the appropriate academic advisor or international coordinator for your college.

All majors: Your department may be able to arrange from 1 to 3 credits for your participation in this experience or provide other instruction on how to ensure this experience can count towards your international experience graduation requirement (IEGR), if applicable. This would need to be arranged in advance, prior to participation in the program. If you do not require credit or need to fulfill your IER, you are still welcome to participate on this program.

College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) students wishing to fulfill their International Experience Graduation Requirement (IEGR) MUST earn academic credit in conjunction with these programs. Email chhsintl@mail.sdsu.edu for more details or visit CHHS.SDSU.EDU/international 

Liberal Studies students, please contact your department at libst@mail.sdsu.edu for more details to confirm permission to use this AIESEC experience to fulfill an IEGR.

INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS
Insurance is required while going abroad. The SDSU campus will automatically enroll and bill you according to your program dates. An email confirmation will be sent to to confirm your enrollment. Please be sure to confirm your travel dates with the SDSU Study Abroad office.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
Passports: You need to have a valid passport to travel. Your passport must be valid for 6 months BEYOND the date you return to the United States. For detailed passport instructions, U.S. citizens should go to the SDSU Passport office .

Visas: A visa allows a person to enter the host country. If your volunteer experience lasts over 90 days, you may need to obtain a visa. If you are not a U.S. citizen, you may also need a visa. It will be your responsibility to research the visa requirement for your home country, as per your passport citizenship.

EXTRA NOTES
For the purpose of volunteering with an NGO (non-government organization) you must submit an application that includes:
  • Two recent passport-type photos
  • Copy of U.S. Permanent Resident card or long-term U.S. Visa (does not apply to U.S. passport holders)
  • Thailand will require a visa, which can be applied for after approval to the program. Participants are recommended to obtain their visa at least a month before the start date of the program
  • Recent bank statement showing at least $700 US
  • Copy of airline tickets or e-ticket, after being approved into the program


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

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