Get a Global Perspective
Take on a summer program that makes you think critically about the world around you, teaches you to navigate situations with empathy and respect, and helps you develop the skills and knowledge base to not just learn, but to do.
Summer in Washington, DC
live in a on-campus dorm
Global Learning from DC
Take on Global Issues
Explore broader global themes and issues at every level—how they influence you on a personal level, how they play out in the world around you, and finally what it looks like in countries abroad. Compare the American approach to civic engagement with norms and processes in the other Global Perspectives countries. Discuss obstacles within US public health systems and what solutions other countries have found. Then connect with peers all over the world for even more perspectives.
Introduction to Global Perspectives
Your core course explores global interdependence through identity/power/culture, public health, environmental sustainability, and civic engagement. To foster a global understanding inclusive of many perspectives, you and your Global Perspectives peers (based in China, France, Spain, Japan, and Italy) maintain a summer-long discussion online. Compare respective responses to environmental emergencies, juxtapose national identities and cultures, and identify the most critical barriers to public health across all countries. See the class syllabus.
¡Hola! Konnichiwa! Ni Hao!
In a multi-cultural country, embracing other languages is a part of your daily life. Throughout the summer, your core course weaves the foreign languages of CET Global Perspectives (Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish) into your modules. You gain exposure and comfort in approaching foreign language learning, while interacting with non-English content and activities.
YOUR DC Itinerary
Summers with CET are packed with classes, activities around the city, and even regional travel. These are a few highlights to give you a better idea of what your summer might look like outside the classroom.
Life in Washington, DC
As the nation’s capital, DC is a lively city with all of the world to offer. Enjoy the city’s busy summer calendar of events—whether that’s catching a baseball game, exploring the international food scene, or attending an event hosted by a foreign embassy. DC has something for everyone.
HOUSING & MEALS
With a home base in an international city like DC, your life outside of class serves as another component of building your global perspective.
You share a furnished room with a CET roommate in a university dormitory in the city. All dorms are conveniently located and everything you could need is within walking distance. And when it’s time to explore the rest of the city, bus lines, and metro stops, aren’t too far from your doorstep.
Campus Living in the Nation's Capital
Learning to share a space with new people and live without the comforts of home is a big adjustment. And on top of tackling college coursework, complex issues, and a brand new city… you’re in for a summer of learning. But with round-the-clock support from on-site staff, you’ll go home ready to take on any challenge that comes your way.
Eating in DC
Check out the myriad of fast casual options near campus. Share a plate of Ethiopian food with some classmates in the Adams Morgan neighborhood. Gather a couple friends and try one of the many different stalls at Union Market across town. Find your favorite lunch spot and grab takeout to eat in one of DC’s many beautiful parks. In a city as international and diverse as Washington, DC, you’ll never run out of new places to try.
2022 Summer Fees
2022 Summer Fees: TBA
All of your classes and course materials are included with your tuition.
All of your meals are included with your program fees. For off-campus meals, we provide you with a food stipend.
We arrange for you to live in a conveniently located dormitory on a college campus. Your Resident Advisor living nearby for 24/7 support.
We are your support network. From pre-departure questions to academic support to emergency management, we’ve got your back.
The activities and excursions that we arrange are included in your program fee. All you need to do is remember to bring your camera!
You receive a CET Certificate of Completion and an official transcript from Dickinson College at the end of the program… the icing on the cake for your college applications.
For CET high school and pre-college programs, you must:
- Be between ages 14-18 at the program start date
- Be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior in high school, or a recent graduate not yet enrolled in a college or university degree program
Competitive applicants are motivated high school students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. However, admission decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, so students with lower GPAs are still encouraged to apply.
Complete the application through your online CET account. This is a brief form that asks for basic information and has a few short answer questions about why you want to study in DC.
Your online CET account has specific instructions for submitting an official transcript.
Use the link in your online account to send a recommendation request to one of your current or previous instructors.
Priority Application Deadline:
February 1st 2022
Final Application deadline:
April 1st 2022
Price Subject to Change:
CET reserves the right to increase quoted charges at any time without prior notification, based on increased instruction costs, exchange rate fluctuation or other cost increases beyond CET’s control.