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Atlas Workshops

December 04, 2013 08:05 ET

Atlas Workshops Announce Diverse Summer 2014 Slate of International Research Trips for Students

Boston-Based Company Offers High School Students Six Unique 14-20 Day Workshops to Kenya & Uganda, Morocco, Scandinavia, Croatia & Slovenia, Vietnam and South India; Trips Provide Extraordinary Engagement With the Global Community

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwired - Dec 4, 2013) - Atlas Workshops Inc. of Cambridge, Mass., is offering six highly unique short-term international research trips during the summer of 2014 -- trips of a lifetime for high school students who are interested in meaningful engagement with the global community. The Atlas schedule features 14 to 20-day workshops to Scandinavia, Morocco, Croatia and Slovenia, Vietnam, Kenya and Uganda, and South India with the primary goal of providing young people with opportunities to develop global competence and leaderships skills, foster curiosity and creativity, and develop a sense of responsibility for the world.

"At Atlas Workshops, we believe the best way to explore our world is through meaningful cross-cultural collaboration, real-world projects, and inquiry-based travel," says executive director and co-founder Adam White, who has a background in international development and accompanies students on every trip. "Our students dive into current issues of the world through active collaboration with youth, leaders, experts, and communities from across the globe."

Atlas Workshops was co-founded in 2012 by White, John Hrabe and Jenny Bordo who saw an opportunity to provide meaningful international research travel opportunities for high school students where they could explore, learn and create.

"In our workshops students learn about cutting-edge topics and global trends in the most dynamic places on earth," explains Jenny Bordo, program director. "Our programs are structured to develop real-world skills, promote intercultural confidence, inspire big ideas, and open the doors to new cultures and communities."

 The Atlas Workshops Summer 2014 Schedule is as follows:

  • A Generation of Entrepreneurs: Vietnam - June 24-July 9, 2014
    How can Vietnam leverage its youth as a competitive resource? In a country where nearly half the population is under the age of 24, students will work with young leaders to understand how Vietnam's forward momentum is leading to innovation.

  • European Expansion: Croatia & Slovenia - July 13-24, 2014
    What is the future of the European Union? Students will meet with representatives from the US Embassy in Slovenia, learn how the Croatian Development Bank is helping to transform the economy of the country, and uncover the region's haunted history.

  • Healthcare for Everyone: South India - July 20-August 2, 2014
    How does India balance traditional and western medicine? Travelers will learn how India uses both traditional and western medicine to provide healthcare that serves the needs of the rich and poor alike.

  • Smarter Cities: Scandinavia - July 27-August 6, 2014
    How do we design cities for the 21st century? The workshop will begin in Copenhagen to explore the city's sustainable design, and then continue to Sweden to experience Scandinavian culture and discuss the future of the world's urban centers.

  • Politics of Participation: Morocco - August 5-16, 2014
    When change comes to Morocco, what will it look like? The workshop will examine the identity of Morocco and youth opportunities through the lenses of art and media; technology and innovation; and youth culture to understand how the country is positioning itself. While in Morocco, students will connect with leaders while visiting the historic cities of Fez, Marrakesh, and Rabat.

  • Informal Innovators: Kenya & Uganda - August 15-31, 2014
    Who are the innovators of emerging East Africa? From smartphone apps to environmentally friendly stoves, students will discover how innovation can come from different communities to create new technology and businesses. Students will also enjoy a two-night safari in the Masai Mara.

For more details information on tuition, itineraries and applications, as well as Custom Workshops, which Atlas can develop for specific curriculum and programmatic interests, visit the company's official website at www.atlasworkshops.com.

About Atlas Workshops:
Atlas Workshops Inc. was co-founded in 2012 by Adam White, executive director, Jenny Bordo, Director of Programs, and John Hrabe to provide one-of-a-kind, short-term international research trips for students that create meaningful engagement with the global community. Based in Cambridge, Mass., Atlas Workshops aims to offer students the opportunity of a lifetime to develop global competence and leadership skills, foster curiosity and creativity, and develop a sense of responsibility for the world through its unique international workshops. The company also offers Custom Workshops, with the ability to develop tailored programs to align with the curriculum and programmatic interests of teachers, high schools, universities and organizations. More information can be found at the company's official website -- www.atlasworkshops.com and through its Facebook and Twitter sites.

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