Global Citizens Project Scholar

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Global Citizen Project Scholars


Students come from all colleges across NMSU. We are so excited to be part of this amazing opportunity.

Global Citizen Project Scholars

Application Period Is Now Closed

The Global Citizen's Project is a scholarship program that provides NMSU students with the resources to have a global experience, who may not otherwise have the opportunity to go abroad. Combined with leadership workshops, learning how to engage in the local and global community and spending 8 days in Costa Rica on a non-credit faculty-led program, selected participants will have the opportunity to become a Global Citizen Leader.

Eligibility:

Never been abroad or borderland travel only
Demonstrates Financial need
Is in good standing with the university
Completed a minimum of one semester at NMSU Las Cruces campus with a minimum of a 2.75 GPA
18 years or older at time of application

The Opportunity:

10 students will be selected to be the first annual Global Citizen Project Scholars. Selected students will participate in leadership activities, learn more about how to become a global citizen, spend 8 days in Costa Rica with Dr. Brenda Seevers, Ag Ed. and Dr. Eric Morgan, Communication Studies. Students will have the opportunity to be leaders among their classmates, network and make new friends while experiencing another culture for the first time. The cost to the student selected is $300. This includes your flight, but does not include passport and spending money while abroad.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Saturday, March 17th
Group arrives to SJO; direct group transportation to local B&B

Day 2: Sunday, March 18th
6:00 a.m. Tranportation from B&B for white water rafting; breakfast en route; rafting and lunch included on-site
4:00 p.m. Estimated time of return to B&B
Dinner (included)

Day 3: Monday, March 19th
7:30 a.m. | Breakfast (included) at B&B
8:30 a.m. | Check out and transfer to Monteverde
12:00 p.m. | Walk about of Sta. Elena and photo treasure hunt
1:30 p.m. | Arrive to CPI Monteverde for Latin cooking class; lunch (included)
3:30 p.m. | Latin dance class at CPI
5:00 p.m. | Host family picks up students at CPI; dinner with family

Day 4: Tuesday, March 20th
Breakfast with host family
8:00 a.m. | Transportation from meeting point (your host family will show the way) to Life Monteverde volunteership; lunch (included) on-site
12:30 p.m. | Arrive to CPI
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. | Spanish classes at CPI
3:00 - 3:20 p.m. | Break
3:20 - 5:00 p.m. | Spanish classes at CPI
5:15 p.m. | Group assistant walks group to meeting point; dinner with host family

Day 5: Wednesday, March 21st
Breakfast with host family
8:00 a.m. | Transportation from meeting point to Life Monteverde volunteership; lunch (included) on-site
12:30 p.m. | Arrive to CPI
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. | Spanish classes at CPI
3:00 - 3:20 p.m. | Break
3:20 - 5:00 p.m. | Spanish classes at CPI
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. | Jacuzzi time at CPI
6:15 p.m. | See sunset as a group
Walk to host family; dinner with host family

Day 6: Thursday, March 22nd
Breakfast with host family
8:00 a.m. | Transportation from meeting point to Life Monteverde volunteership; lunch (included) on-site
12:30 p.m. | Arrive to CPI
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. | Spanish classes at CPI
3:00 - 3:20 p.m. | Break
3:20 - 5:00 p.m. | Spanish classes at CPI
5:15 p.m. | Movie night at CPI
Walk to host family; dinner with host family

Day 7: Friday, March 23rd Breakfast with host family
6:30 a.m. | Transportation from meeting point to Monteverde Reserve for guided cloud forest hike
10:30 a.m. | Return to host family for final good-bye
11:30 a.m. | Arrive to meeting point with bag for departure transportation; lunch (included)
1:30 p.m. | Transportation departs for Central Valley
5:00 p.m. | Estimated time or arrival to B&B
Dinner (included)

Day 8: Saturday, March 24th
Transfer to SJO for departure flight (permit 1/2 hour for transfer and 3 hour for check-in)

FAQ:

Accommodations - Students will stay with carefully selected host families for the majority of the stay.
Language Requirement - there is no language requirement, but it is always good to know a little before you go!
Health and Safety - Costa Rica is one of the top locations for NMSU students abroad. Rare petty theft and stomach bugs are the biggest concerns of those going to Costa Rica. By going in a group, cases of incidences decrease.
About the Host - CPI Centro Panamericano de Idiomas

Application Timeline:

Complete the Global Citizens Application by November 1st and email to Angelina Palumbo apalumbo@nmsu.edu. 15 students will be selected to continue to the interview process by November 6th. Interviews will take place November 6 - 14th. Students must bring their passport to the interview if they disclose they have one.
10 finalists will be selected and announced on November 17th. Confirmation of finalist to participate will have a deadline of November 20th.
First meeting with the group will be Friday, December 2nd.

Contact information:

Angelina Palumbo - Coordinator for Aggies Go Global - apalumbo@nmsu.edu Garcia Annex, room 132