Description: Who is my neighbor? In our increasingly integrated world, the answer is “everyone!” In 2013, Jr. Scholars will learn how to interact with people from other countries, cultures, religions, and socio-economic circumstances. The driving question will be: how we can be better citizens of the global neighborhood?
$200 is required upon registration. The remaining $250 is due at check-in.
This cost includes 3 hours of college credit, room, board, and all activities.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: Where do scholars stay?
A: Scholars are housed in Rochester College Residence Halls. Each room holds two scholars and shares a bathroom with an adjoining bedroom. Rooms contain two twin-sized beds, desks, and dressers. Residence Halls are not air-conditioned, so scholars are welcome to bring a fan.
Q: Can scholars request their roommate?
A: Yes, you may list a roommate preference on the registration form.
Q: What are classes like?
A: Informed and passionate instructors lead scholars in exploring the theme from their discipline of expertise. Most days will also include field trips.
Q: How is college credit earned?
A: All scholars earn three hours through participating in the week’s activities, which include class and field trip attendance, and reading and writing assignments. When students arrive on campus, they will receive a syllabus, a schedule, and reading assignments. On Monday, students will be introduced to the online component to Jr. Scholars. Students will be given free time to complete these assignments throughout the week.
Q: What kind of college credit is earned?
A: Scholars receive credit for HON 1003 Globalization and Individualism. This course is considered an elective (most college degrees have ample room for electives). Students will need to complete an online component after the week is over in order to fulfill the requirements to earn the three college credit hours.
Q: Can the college credit be transferred?
A: Students who complete HON 1003 and want to transfer the credit to another institution should follow the standard guidelines for requesting a Rochester College transcript. Rochester College is fully accredited and our coursework is widely accepted. As with all transfers, however, the receiving college determines if credits are accepted.
Q: Will I get a t-shirt?
A: Yes, and it will be cool!
Q: What do I need to cross the border for the Startford, Ontario trip?
A: Each Junior Scholar will need to bring a copy of his/her Birth Certificate (or passport, if the student has one) to be able to cross the border into Canada for the day trip to Stratford, Ontario.
Rochester College is a Christian College, and scholars are expected to uphold Christian values by respecting each other, their counselors, and their professors. This includes:
Note: lost room keys will result in a $25 charge at the end of the week.
Grounds for Expulsion
Do Not Bring
Here’s information about past Jr. Scholars programs that appeared in the North Star.
To register, you will need to print off and mail in the following registration packet, with all information completed:
Registration is considered complete once all four of these items are submitted.
Mail these items to:
800 W. Avon Rd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Questions regarding registration for the Junior Scholars program should be directed toward Brian Bowers, one of the camp’s Co-Directors. The best way to contact Brian is through email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Documentation: Each Junior Scholar will need to bring a copy of his/her Birth Certificate (or passport or enhanced driver’s license, if the student has one) to be able to cross the border into Canada for the day trip to Stratford, Ontario. The Department of State’s regulation:
The Birth Certificate or Passport will be collected when the student arrives and will be held by the Co-Directors in a locked location on campus to ensure the security of the documents.
Employee Discount: Children of Rochester College employees (part and full time) receive a $100 discount to the camp. $200 is still expected to be submitted for registration; the remaining $150 is paid upon arrival at the camp.
Teacher: Anne Nichols; David Keller
Theme: Cultural Studies
Activity: Merchant of Venice Overview
Teacher: David Keller
Theme: Overcoming Cultural and Religious Barriers
Activity: Travel to Stratford, Ontario to watch stage performance of Merchant of Venice
Teacher: Larry Norman
Theme: International Business and Culture
Activity: Urban Farming with Micah 6 in Pontiac
Teacher: John Barton
Theme: Inter-Faith Dialogue
Activity: Travel to local Hindu Temple, Jewish Synagogue, Lunch with the Niagara Foundation
Teacher: Allie and David Keller
Theme: Global Art Appreciation
Activity: Travel to the Detroit Institute of Arts
LINKS OF INTEREST
Stratford Shakespeare Festival- Stratford, Ontario- http://www.stratfordfestival.
Ever since its first season, the Stratford Festival has set benchmarks for the production not only of Shakespeare, Molière, the ancient Greeks and other great dramatists of the past but also of such 20th-century masters as Samuel Beckett, Bertolt Brecht, Anton Chekhov, Henrik Ibsen, Eugene O’Neill and Tennessee Williams. In addition to acclaimed productions of the best in operetta and musical theatre, it has also showcased – and in many cases premièred – works by outstanding Canadian and other contemporary playwrights.
“As I put together the 2013 season, I found my thoughts focusing on the idea of communities: the bonds that hold them together and the differences that divide them. I found myself drawn to plays that deal with questions of faith and intolerance; plays that pit individual agendas against those of society; plays that examine personal and political conflicts rooted in family, church or state.”
-Antoni Cimolino, Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival and director of the 2013 production of The Merchant of Venice
Kibo Group International- http://www.kibogroup.org/
Kibo Group is a U.S. based and registered 501(c)(3) organization focusing on creative development initiatives in East Africa. We strive to grow deep relationships with Africans as we partner with them to address the challenges of extreme poverty and take their communities to new heights. KG is dedicated to working with communities in East Africa to reach their full potential, tackling poverty and injustice. These creative partnerships lead us all to healthy, sustainable solutions.
Whenever people pursue “development” (economic gain, educational improvement, health-care improvement, etc) without pursuing God they are pursuing good things — they are pursuing God’s gifts to humanity. We don’t insist that people pursue God rather than His gifts, we work with anyone and everyone, but we operate under the belief that pursuing the giver is more useful and primary than pursuing the gifts. When thinking about development, areas such as economics and social anthropology have long been scrutinized and subdivided into areas of great minutia, yet spiritual issues are often set aside as subjective, divisive and irrelevant to development studies. It is ironic that many of the world’s experts in development are Westerners who think and speak little of faith, yet they are trying to impact a third-world environment where faith in a higher power is one of the few things that nearly everyone agrees on.
Kibo Corner- https://www.facebook.com/
Kibo Corner is a small coffee cafe located in the student center on the campus of Rochester College in Rochester Hills, Michigan. 100% of our profits go to the Kibo Group International for sustainable development projects in Uganda East Africa. We operate completely with volunteers so our only cost is supplies.
Micah 6 Community- Pontiac, MI- http://www.micah6community.
Beginning in August of 2012, several friends all moved into a house together at 32 Newberry Street in Pontiac. We were able to buy a duplex that we are converting into a single home with six bedrooms, a large living room and a good piece of land to build a garden on. We are governed by a life focused on learning, serving and spiritual growth. All members in the house agree to this lifestyle and give themselves to it.
Pontiac shares many of the same issues that urban areas face. One of those is the inability to find fresh produce at affordable prices. We combat that problem through a network of gardens that are volunteer-tended. The fresh produce from these gardens goes to families in the neighborhood who are in need of it. We believe that any given neighborhood in Pontiac could benefit just as much from ten great families as it could from ten million dollars in development money, so we’ve dedicated our home lives this effort.
Niagara Foundation of Michigan - http://www.niagarafoundation.
Niagara Foundation-Michigan is a non-profit organization dedicated to promote intercultural and interfaith dialogue and to encourage cultural exchange through social, art, and educational events. NF is dedicated to building a platform where people of different cultures and faiths can come together and appreciate their differences and similarities in a friendly atmosphere.
Detroit Institute of the Arts- http://www.dia.org/
The DIA has been a beacon of culture for the Detroit area for well over a century. The DIA’s collection is among the top six in the United States, comprising a multicultural and multinational survey of human creativity from prehistory through the 21st century. A hallmark of the DIA is the diversity of the collection. In addition to outstanding American, European, Modern and Contemporary, and Graphic art, the museum holds significant works of African, Asian, Native American, Oceanic, Islamic, and Ancient art. Among these are the masterpiece sculpture Nail Figure from Zaire and a rare Korean Head of Buddha. In 2000, the DIA established the General Motors Center for African American Art as a curatorial department in order to broaden the museum’s collection of African American art.