H2O to Go GLOBAL: Summer 2018 

A Science-based Social Immersion Experience for International Students

H2O to Go

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Application deadline: March 14, 2018

H2O to Go Global is hosted by Florida Atlantic University, Pine Jog Environmental Education Center. It is a two-week residential pre-collegiate experience. H20 Global combines cultural exchange, college exploration and a focus on the unique environment of the Florida Everglades.

Program Highlights:

  • Provides an immersive, rigorous academic learning environment at a U.S higher education institution
  • Provides access to researchers, scientists and educators
  • Provides a supervised college living experience
  • Provides cooperative learning opportunities with American peers
  • Includes trips to a variety of cultural venues
  • Includes FAU representative present to chaperone on international flights

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Week One: Cultural Exchange & Exploration

Participants will enhance English speaking skills, live on a college campus and visit a variety of popular academic, historic and cultural destinations of South Florida. Trips will include Disney World, Miami, museums, beaches, canoeing, kayaking along with various other outdoor adventure activities.


Week Two: Environmental Research

Chinese and American students will team up for a cultural exchange to work with scientists and educators. Students will develop an understanding of the interconnectedness and complexity of South Florida environmental systems and the issues facing them. This program will give students a professional experience not easily obtained by the general population and will provide a competitive edge, particularly to students interested in life science, engineering, oceanography and research.


Students will reside at the FAU Jupiter campus in Palm Beach County, FL. The program provides 24 hour supervision by FAU staff.  Each student is assigned their own room in a four student pod. CCTV, security card door access and FAU Police are available to ensure a safe campus environment. Please click here for a campus tour.accomodationfau

Staffing & Supervision

The staff-to-student ratio of 1:8 ensures personalized attention in a safe, supportive environment. An English-Chinese translator will be available during academic programming. H20 staff include academic professionals from FAU and representatives from local and state agencies in the environmental science and education fields. 


kissboatWho should apply?

High school students who are interested in applying for college abroad and wish to get a pre-collegiate experience in the USA. Students will be totally immersed in american culture, history and geography to develop a broad understanding of academic and social experiences in the USA. H20 Global differentiates itself from other international programs due to its diverse offering of endeavors within a two week period. A well balanced experience of fun, academic rigor and social immersion are the elements required to ensure student engagement.

How to apply?

Applications need to be printed, completed, scanned and submitted via email to chill38@fau.edu .

Successful applicants will be informed of acceptance within one week of submission and will receive further registration information in preparation for their visit.

Application deadline: March 14, 2018

Program Fee: $3100 per student. Full payment is required on acceptance to the program. A payment link will be provided.

Fee includes:
3 meals per day, accommodation, destination fees, 24/7 FAU staff supervision, transportation, and medical insurance
Fee does not include: visa application fees, airfare, and personal shopping expenses

"Enhancing the year round academic experience with a rigorous residential component offered by FAU, a local state university, is a replicable model for all states. It provides high school students their “next step” in understanding the opportunities to grow as a professional in a field and serves as an inspiration for learning."

-Christopher Hill, Institute Coordinator


For more information, please contact Christopher Hill, Program Coordinator at  chill38@fau.edu  or We Chat at FAUPineJog-H20Global

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