Registration for the 2016 STUDY CANADA Summer Institute is now closed.
Please join us, instead, next year: Monday, June 26 - Friday, June 30, 2017

What have past participants said about "STUDY CANADA"?
"Any teacher who is responsible for covering Canada in their classroom should become a STUDY CANADA participant. The excellent presenters and resources will only enhance your knowledge of Canada. This is a 5-star program!" - Kathie Morsette, CO (2015)

Information about the Annual STUDY CANADA Summer Institute

Why have so many K-12 educators across the United States participated in STUDY CANADA?

The US today faces unprecedented demand for globally competent citizens and professionals. To this end, U.S. Department of Education Title VI grants support language training programs and area studies, including Canada, so that students learn more about the world and transnational trends. The U.S.D.O.E.-designated Pacific Northwest National Resource Center on Canada offers the STUDY CANADA Summer Institute for K-12 Educators annually to provide American educators with an excellent foundation for teaching about our vital political, economic, environmental and cultural relationships with Canada. For more than 35 years, teachers from every state have learned about core social studies topics related to Canada—such as geography, history, government, and economics—from university faculty and other experts. Important outcomes have always included gaining global perspectives of civic issues, receiving numerous resources for classroom use, and developing curricula that meet Common Core, C3 and state standards.

What will the STUDY CANADA experience be like in 2017?

Registration Information

Registration Deadline: Registration opens November 1, 2016 and closes May 1, 2017

Registration Cost: $650 (subject to change) Full payment is due with registration. This cost includes all course fees, instruction, 4 nights’ hotel lodging, 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, most activities, one-way transfer to Pier 69 and Victoria Clipper transportation between Seattle and Victoria. To allow travel flexibility, the program ends in Victoria, B.C. If not planning to return via Seattle, please inform the program coordinator, Tina Storer. Booking an "Underground Seattle" tour or bus excursion to Butchart Gardens must be arranged independently. The Detailed Program Guide pdf below offers additional information about travel.

To register, download the 2017 registration form (when available) and submit with a check payment by mail as instructed OR create an account via WWU's Extended Education portal (when available) to register online and submit a credit card payment.

NB: Participant costs are substantially subsidized by grant funding at a rate of approximately $1,000 USD per person.

Documents and Related Information:

Accommodations: Rooms at the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle, WA and the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC, have two beds shared by two same-sex participants. Club-level rooms are used in Seattle. A $650 supplemental fee is required for a private room. If a non-registered companion joins you, a $750 supplemental fee is required for lodging, some activities, transfer and transportation on the Victoria Clipper.

Primary Sponsors: The U.S. Department of Education supports the Pacific Northwest National Resource Center for Canada (Western Washington University and the University of Washington) with funding from a Title VI Grant.

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