In this two-day course, foreign affairs agency family members in Grades 2–12 will be introduced to the world of diplomacy and the realities of living overseas as an American. Furthermore, they will explore safety and security threats they might face in an overseas environment and identify resources to protect themselves. This course is highly interactive. Children are divided by age and all information is shared using age appropriate activities and details.
This course is offered concurrently with our Security Overseas Seminar (MQ911) and is designed to complement the Going Overseas Workshops:
Going Overseas for Families (MQ210); and
Going Overseas–Logistics for Children (MQ230).
Please Note: a parent must be on campus while their child(ren) attend(s) this course.
"My son enjoyed hearing from the course aides, university level foreign service kids. He also enjoyed the discussion about responding to questions about the U.S."
"Our daughter had a wonderful time, and enjoyed everything. She commented positively on the teachers, as well as the other students. She learned quite a bit just in the one day and I think it helped her to know that other children are having similar experiences and opportunities. Thanks for organizing this class!!"
"This class included a session during which graphic examples of what is safe and what isn't were shared. It was good to see that the teachers were able to calm the children's fears and direct the discussion in a positive direction. Kudos for their flexibility."
"My 8 year old wanted to let me know that we need a meeting place after a fire in the home. My high schooler shared that she learned how to defend herself and what to do if kidnapped. Thank you for this EXCELLENT advice."
"This reinforced some of my own security and safety practices, such as having a family password and fire drills--so again, I'm grateful for the class. It's great that my daughter can learn about security and safety in a fun and safe setting. Thanks very much."
Course Dates and Times
12–13 August 2013 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
23–24 June 2014 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
14–15 July 2014 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
21–22 July 2014 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
28–29 July 2014 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
4–5 August 2014 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
11–12 August 2014 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
This is a non-tuition workshop.
*Child must have completed First Grade.
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