You thought that GATEway was on hold due to COVID-19? Think again! This summer, come on a magical journey with us as we virtually explore the marvels of Latin America. From the mariachi in México to the tango in Argentina, and mofongo in Puerto Rico to arepas in Colombia, and everything in between, this trek through Latin America will give you a thorough appreciation for an amazing land filled with history, culture, intriguing folklore, and tasty delicacies. As part of our journey together, GATEmates will come up with a proposal for a future GATEway Jr. site. Who knows? You may end up being the founder of a new chapter in the GATEway story!
Tuition & Fees
Engaging activities and topics of study include, but are not limited to:
Culinary Delights (demonstrations and cultural significances)
Authentic Mexican food - beyond your average restaurant's menu
Salsa - it's not just a condiment!
Puerto Rican mofongo - mmmmmm!
Empanadas: Argentina v. Colombia
Mate for all seasons: Mate and Tereré in Argentina
Guacamole: Never pay extra again!
Choripán Argentina: A national Argentine treasure
Latin American Rhythms: Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Tango, Samba, Capoeira, Reggaetón
Sculptures of Fernando Botero
Natural and Man-Made Marvels
The Panamá Canal and its cultural, historic, and political significance
Indigenous Temples and Marvels: Teotihuacán and Machu Picchu
Environmental Necessities and Climate Change: The Galápagos Islands, the Amazon, and the Perito Moreno Glacier
Culminating Goal: Design your own GATEway Jr. experience
GATEmates will take all the knowledge they have acquired and put it into action by planning a potential GATEway Jr. program. You never know- your site may join the GATEway family!
Through the design process, students will learn:
Marketing and social media strategies
Itinerary planning and organization
Program Dates: (GATEmates may choose to take both one - content will differ)
Session A: June 15- July 10
Session B: July 13- August 7
Program Cost: Free for MCDS student taking as elective credit. $400/session for non-MCDS students
Included: Engaging course content delivered by Miami Country Day School master teachers, interactive activities, and a survey appreciation for the people, culture, and lands of Latin America, local field trips when permitted, GATEway souvenir gift
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of a one of a kind GATEway summer experience! Sign up today! Spaces are limited. For more information and sample itineraries, contact Glen Turf, Director of Global Studies & International Programs at 305.779.7243 or GATEway@miamicountryday.org
Director and Staff Information
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Director of Global Studies & International Programs
As the founder of Miami Country Day School’s GATEway program, I am continually energized, both professionally and personally, by the excitement I see on our students’ faces when they make the connections between what they have learned in class and what they find in authentic learning environments. Having coordinated and led numerous student experiences both abroad and at home, it has been my pleasure to bring new cultures to our students.Since arriving at Country Day in 2001, I have served as the Upper School Director, the World Languages Department Chair, and am thrilled to now serve as the Director of Global Studies & International Programs.. When people ask if I have kids, I am happy to say, “Not my own, but I have the pleasure of working with more than a thousand of them every day!!
Contact Director of Global Studies & International Programs at GATEway@miamicountryday.org or at 305-779-7243 for more information and payment plan options.
Miami Country Day School is a college preparatory learning community committed to educating the whole child. Through the core values of honor, respect, wisdom and compassion, we prepare students to be lifelong learners. We inspire our children to develop their intellectual, physical, aesthetic, social, emotional and spiritual potentials by valuing every student every day.