Friday, September 16th, 2022
Application Deadline September 26
The Global Intercultural Experiences (GIE) Oaxaca Program is open to all Grade 10 to 12 local and international students in School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) and the deadline to apply is Monday, September 26, 2022.
Interested students and their parents are asked to email Teacher Kathi Knapik at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a phone or video chat.
Informational Meetings for Students and Families
Students and parents can also attend one of two informational meetings coming up:
L.V. Rogers Secondary, Rm 012 Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30pm
J.V. Humphries Secondary School Wednesday, September 21 at 5:30pm
What GIE Oxaca is About
GIE Oaxaca is a humanitarian, Spanish language and Mexican cultural program with a spring break service trip to Mexico to build houses. It emphasizes experiential learning.
Students who participate in the program receive 4 course credits for GIE 12.
The GIE Oaxaca student group is limited to 13 students from across the district. Applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis.
Information about our program partners in Mexico, experiences of past GIE 12 students and application forms are in our program FAQ.