Sample Fantastic Learning Opportunities

FLOs come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have three things in common:  they are external, voluntary, educational programs that take place outside of the traditional classroom, are aligned to the student's unique interests, and have an explicit career, college, or leadership focus. 

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YOUNG OWLS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

RICE UNIVERSITY

YOLP focuses on preparing students for college by designing a curriculum and program around the college application process, college life, and leadership and personal development.

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CIEE HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER ABROAD

30 GLOBAL LOCATIONS

 Travelers can explore a different culture in more than 30 amazing destinations across the world. They will come home with new skills, newfound passion, a broader perspective – and maybe even college credits!

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AVIATION SUMMER ACADEMY

ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY

Certified flight instructors and student mentors guide participants through hands-on activities in flight science, aviation management, aerial navigation, aircraft design, unmanned aerial vehicles and air traffic control.

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VOYAGEUR OUTWARD BOUND GRIEVING TEENS TREK

MINNESOTA

Participants work through hands-on adventure curriculum and daily routines to help them process grief all while paddling Minnesota's Boundary Waters and camping.

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MEDICINE IN MEXICO

UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS AMERICAS PUEBLA

An unforgettable academic and cultural immersion experience in Mexico that provides students opportunities to engage through innovative and hands-on learning, participate in multicultural activities, and enhance their Spanish language. 

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YOUTH ABOUT BUSINESS

NEW YORK CITY

Explore the merger & acquisition process through the mentorship of accountants, lawyers, business leaders and more while exploring New York City.

"At first sight, I knew SEGL (The School for Ethics & Global Leadership in Washington, DC) was a program that could forever revolutionize my life by instilling within me the morals and leadership skills that I would need to succeed not only in the professional, but also in the personal. I took a chance and decided to apply, despite not being super confident I'd be admitted. Now, as I sit here waiting for my semester at SEGL to begin, I'm extremely glad that I decided to apply. I'd like to note that SEGL is for sure not your traditional classroom. Imagine being assigned a research report over Ebola and instead of jumping to your laptop to begin to research, you begin to plan your meeting with the South African Embassy! Instead of reading about native Americans ceremonies in your textbook, imagine being a part of one. SEGL offers all of these wonderful opportunities and so much more. Take it from a fellow student when I say this is truly an opportunity you can't pass up."

Andres Salas
Mickey Leland College Preparatory Academy '20