Students Eagerly Anticipate Field Academy Courses

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Students and faculty have started looking ahead to the 2018 Field Academy term. During this three-week period between Winter and Spring terms, Middle and High School students and teachers work intensively on group projects and coursework both on campus and at sites throughout the world. Field Academy courses provide students with an opportunity to explore topics they are passionate about, and they often influence students’ future selections for Senior Project topics or secondary education.
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On-Campus Field Academy Courses Provide Educational Experiences

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With Field Academy well under way, nearly 200 Ross students are traversing the globe, exploring alternative cultures and the global connections that unite us all. Still, the Ross campus remains as busy as ever, with many students taking on-campus courses devoted to the exploration of film, food, technology, and the cultivation of joy.

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Middle School Students Take Curriculum on the Road

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Next week, middle school students will have the opportunity to explore one of ancient Europe’s most enticing regions when they embark upon a nine-day journey to Andalusia, Spain. Because of its size, its location enabling a trade route between Europe and Africa, and its rich supply of mineral reserves, Andalusia has been an important part of European history.

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Field Academy Ready to Take the World by Storm

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With the second trimester coming to a close, Ross School students are looking ahead to Field Academy, a three-week period during which students have a chance to travel, take intensive courses, or work on individual projects. Field Academy gives students an opportunity to engage in authentic learning experiences alongside mentors and scholars in classes held on-campus and around the world, applying real-world skills and gaining exposure to different cultures, peoples, and languages. They can then translate these experiences into service learning projects both at home and abroad, often leading to intensive analysis, new interests and passions, possible college/career paths, volunteer opportunities, and the impetus for Senior Project.

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Field Academy: Adventures, Service Continue Across the Globe

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From Long Island to exotic historical sites around the world, students are enjoying amazing adventures and learning about different cultures and people. When they have time (and Internet connectivity), they are sharing photos and accounts of their diverse experiences, so check out the Field Academy blogs for a deeper look at their journeys! Continue reading

Field Academy Focuses on Sustainability Issues at Home and Abroad

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For a three-week period between the Winter and Spring Terms each year, Ross students participate in a variety of intensive on- and off-campus courses covering a wide range of topics. This year, the focus of the studies is once again on issues of sustainability and service in countries across the globe. Courses kicked off on February 22, with several groups departing for international locations while others dove into studies at home on Long Island. Continue reading

Ross Students Collaborate with Smithsonian Scientists

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Back in October, students participating in a Field Academy course in the Solomon Islands conducted marine studies alongside Smithsonian Institute scientists Dr. Sea McKeon and Dr. Chris Meyer. Since their return to the United States, the students have been hard at work producing a field guide that documents the hundreds of species they observed on the trip. During the week of May 18, Dr. McKeon and his research colleagues met with students at Ross to lend their expertise in identifying and documenting the marine organisms. Continue reading