2019 Multicultural Summer Experience

2019 Multicultural Summer Experience

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Are you an incoming 5th through 12th grade student? If so, join us for 1 week of cultural immersion and fun with friends from China!


Students will have the opportunity to develop their global perspective, enhance their understanding of Chinese culture, build their resume, and participate in educationally based activities and travel. Are you ready for 5 days of fun with students from across the world!? Based on last year’s participation, most sessions will reach capacity quickly. If you and your friends are interested in joining, make sure to secure your spots as soon as possible!


  • Multicultural collaboration with Chinese culture and lifelong friendships
  • Volunteer hours/certificate awarded for participation
  • Valuable leadership experience and resume builder
  • Experience the wonders of modern science through our underwater robotics and Harry Potter science class
  • Register as soon as possible!

Program Highlights

  • Short-term courses in math, science, English, art, as well as others.
  • Opportunities for ambassadors to lead activities, meanwhile gaining leadership experience.
  • Field Trips to natural landmarks (Hocking Hills) and historical locations (Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Ohio Statehouse)
  • The Ohio State University tour and fun activities.
  • IPERC bilingual chaperones & teachers accompany the students and keep them safe during the entire trip.


For your convenience, we have 5 day camp session offered below. Specific locations for each group will be listed next to the date of each session. Location offerings include:

Location: Columbus Academy (4300 Cherry Bottom Rd, Gahanna, OH 43230)

Duration: 5 Days

Cost: $65**   [Intended to cover the cost of meals, transportation, and classroom materials]

Schedule: You may choose among the various camp sessions

July 12 – July 15 (Closed)
July 16 – July 20 (Closed)
July 17 – July 21
July 19 – July 23
July 20 – July 24
July 21 – July 25 (Closed)
July 22 – July 25 (Closed)
July 22 – July 26 (Closed)
July 24 – July 28
July 25 – July 29
July 26 – July 30
July 26 – July 29
July 27 – July 31 (Closed)
July 29 – Aug 1 (Closed)
Aug 3 – Aug 7 (Closed)
Aug 13 – Aug 17 (Closed)


Itinerary 1 (5 days)

Day 1

Morning: Orientation/Welcome Party

Afternoon: Visit Ohio Statehouse

Day 2

Morning: Courses with partners from China (English, Art, Math or Science)

Afternoon: Afternoon: Visit Hocking Hills or COSI, and participate in guided activities

Day 3

Morning: Class with partners from China; Ohio State University tour

Afternoon: Under-water Robotics class with partners from China

Evening: Take 4 students home for dinner with your family!

Day 4

Morning: Courses with partners from China (English, Art, Math or Science)

Afternoon: Dayton Air Force Museum

Day 5

Morning: Courses with partners from China (English, Art, Math or Science)

Afternoon: P.E. class or Activities with partners from China

Late Afternoon: Closing/awards ceremony

Each participant is required to bring home approximately 4 Chinese students for a family dinner. Not only is this a wonderful opportunity for the students to experience an American family dinner, but your family will also have a chance to learn more about Chinese life and culture through one-on-one interaction.


Who is IPERC?

IPERC is an educational exchange organization located in Columbus, OH that promotes cultural exchange and immersion throughout the United States and China. IPERC currently works with many Ohio schools to offer educational opportunities.


How do I get more information on the summer program?
Contact: camps@iperc.org or 614-553-8513 with any questions regarding the summer experience.


How soon should I register?

The sooner the better! Based on last year’s participation, it is expected that the camps will reach capacity. If you are interested in joining, make sure to secure your spots as soon as possible!


How do I register?

To register, please visit (Click It) and fill out the registration page. Once registered, IPERC will be in touch regarding additional paperwork (e.g. participant agreement, student code of conduct, etc.), payment, and updates (including the detail itinerary) as the camp approaches.