Parental Info Hub
FOR PARENTS – HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM
1. Your child is part of our family too.
When choosing a summer program, we encourage you to carefully consider the qualities that set China Internship Placements (CIP) apart. We’re parents too, you see, and we know that students aren’t the only ones with a healthy degree of curiosity.
Safety is perhaps the most important concern of families looking for a summer program for their teenagers. Rest assured that safety is our priority, from beginning to completion of each program. We believe students should experience success through accomplishment, not success through high-risk adventure. We understand no summer program can guarantee safety, but we are proud of our impressive safety record and comprehensive approach to risk management.
3. Proven Experience
Since 1993, we've taken thousands of young adults on adventures to countless countries. Extensive knowledge, planning and scouting go into developing each China Internship Placements (CIP) program, and we constantly strive to refine our trips to take advantage of new opportunities while pushing our team and students to be the best
4. Academics and College Credit
All China Internship Placements (CIP) courses focus on real achievement. Our academic programs offer college credit and transcripts are provided through our partnership with our Partner Universities. Adventures focusing on outdoor skill building and certification are accredited through internationally recognized certification agencies. For example, our dive programs are accredited by PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors). A fully accredited PADI Five Star Gold Palm facility, China Internship Placements (CIP) is the world leader in youth dive education
5. Community Service
All China Internship Placements (CIP) programs include a community service component, which gives students unique cultural insights while they give back to the communities and ecosystems we visit. We often provide a letter for students who wish to use this experience to help fulfill a school requirements
6. Course Design
Beyond adventure travel, it's how we explore and learn that drives our philosophy, reputation and success. It's our commitment to achievement and to learning as much about ourselves as the world around us. Small group size (limited to 10-14 participants) allows us to maximize learning, safety and fun catered to the dynamics, age and goals of each group. Each student becomes an integral part of the team, and we can take advantage of more opportunities, preserving the sense of adventure
7. Cultural Exploration
Our students become part of the places we travel, experiencing extraordinary destinations in a way tourists cannot. While exploring the sights, sounds and smells of the countries we visit, our students interact with native people, gaining unique perspectives and respect for local customs
8. Education and Skill Building
Our approach to education is unique. Reaching beyond the traditions of passive learning, our students are introduced to a wealth of educational experiences and environments that are dynamic and interactive. We start by building a foundation of knowledge, then incorporate experiential learning and service learning alongside experts. Regardless of the activity, proficiency is built sensibly through a step-by-step, learn-by-doing approach
9. Family Atmosphere
We strive to have every parent and teen feel well-informed and a part of the China Internship Placements (CIP) family. Our year-round staff is small and very experienced, so when you call our office you usually can speak directly with the individual that leads and/or designed your chosen trip
10. Our Staff
With hundreds of applicants every year, we can be extremely selective in who we hire. College accredited trips are led by college professors or instructors with PhDs or master's degrees in the field of study. Leadership and certification based adventures are led by Coast Guard licensed sailing masters and PADI scuba instructors, WFR instructors and experiential education professionals.
11. Our Students
They come from 50 states and 30 countries, with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, but all China Internship Placements (CIP)ers share a desire to have an exceptional summer by doing something different. Our goal for each trip is to build a diverse, motivated group. We highly encourage students to come by themselves, and 95% do.
12. Personal Growth
Our approach to experiential learning and global exploration promotes a strong sense of self and new insights into the world around you. Living side by side in small groups in foreign lands, China Internship Placements (CIP)ers face the timeless concepts of honesty and integrity, responsibility and dependability, commitment and respect for others. They are challenged to push beyond the familiar and discover their passions and potential.
13. Program Diversity
Our wide variety of exceptional programs and locations offers something for almost everyone. No matter what makes you tick, you will find an adventure that is all about you. And you can build on your passions summer after summer, from middle school to high school to college.