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OneWorld Now! Summer Language and Leadership Camp 2018

July 9 @ 9:00 am - July 27 @ 3:00 pm

OneWorld Now! Summer Language and Leadership Camp 2018: Learn Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, or Korean

Date: July 9 – July 27, 2018 (Monday-Friday)
Time: 9 AM – 3 PM
Location: Franklin High School (3013 S. Mt. Baker Blvd, Seattle, WA 98144) (student, non-residential program)
Admission: Free program with $25 Registration Fee (all meals, snacks, and supplies will be provided)

Application deadline: Thursday, June 15, 2018 – APPLY HERE

This language and culture camp focuses on fostering language acquisition, intercultural understanding, and a desire for international travel. During the camp, students will learn basic communicative writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills in classes taught using immersion methodology.  The camp will introduce students to practices and perspectives of the Arabic-, Korean- and Mandarin Chinese-speaking world, as well as the leadership skills that will enable them to become local youth leaders with a global perspective. Students will learn through classroom activities, guest speakers, music, and field trips. The last day of the camp will feature student performances in a culminating showcase for classmates, family, and community members.

Languages Offered:

  • Beginner Modern Standard Arabic
  • Beginner Mandarin Chinese
  • Beginner Korean

Eligibility Requirements:

  • We accept high school students only (entering grades 9-12 in 2018-19 Academic Year), as well as recently graduated high school seniors (class of 2018).
  • Enrolled in a U.S. school.
  • Ideally students accepted into the summer camp would be able to continue language learning in our after-school classes taking place across Seattle Public Schools.

Attendance Policy:

Because the camp is of such short duration, OWN enforces a very strict attendance policy. Your teachers and peers will expect 100% participation from you throughout the camp. Missing just one day is the equivalent of missing 1.5 weeks of class during the regular school year. Although we understand that unexpected things sometimes come up (illness, family emergencies, etc.), our policy is that students who miss more than three days of the camp will be asked to withdraw from the program.

We also require that you be present on the first two days of the camp, as well as the last two days of the camp. No exceptions will be made, even for illness or any other reason. If you miss the first day or second day of the camp, then we will select a student from the wait list to take your spot. If you already know of other summer plans that may conflict with this policy, then we ask that you rearrange your other plans in order to accommodate our camp schedule.


Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from camp each day and for any parking costs. Students coming from outside the Seattle area are responsible for any transportation and lodging costs to stay in Seattle.

Co-Sponsored by: STARTALK, the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington, Center for West European Studies at the University of Washington

For more information, visit the link here: OWN Summer Camp


July 9 @ 9:00 am
July 27 @ 3:00 pm