Is your child ready to study in the United States for a full year? Are you ready for that transition? If you are unsure, the Jackson Preparatory International Program (JPIP) summer camp can help international students prepare for school in the U.S. or simply improve their English for future success. This two-week, English immersion program, with travel and activities, will give you and your child an opportunity to explore the Southern region of the United States without making a full-year commitment. JPIP summer camp will help international students feel more confident as they move forward with their goals and will give them the opportunity to make new friends from around the globe.
JPIP summer camp will challenge your child mentally and physically. With activities that include playing chess, riding horses, shooting basketball, and spinning the pottery wheel, there is something at Jackson Prep for every camper. The instructors possess superb cross-communication skills and have extensive knowledge in their areas of expertise. The chess instructor teaches AP English Literature and Greek during the school year. Our pottery instructor is the principal of the school and holds a PhD in chemical engineering. As you can see, your child will be taught and coached by adults with years of experience, not high-school and college students.
Students will not remain on the school’s campus all day but will explore the city and state in the afternoons and on the weekends. There will be field excursions to the home of a Jackson writer, a horse farm, local eateries, two college campuses, the reservoir for a boat ride, Water Park, as well as a trip to New Orleans, Louisiana. There are so many fun things to do in Jackson, the largest city in Mississippi. Open up a world of new adventures when you travel to the City of Jackson, Mississippi -- the State Capital .
Students will stay with host families, which will give them a glimpse into the lives of American families. The hosts are current teachers at Jackson Preparatory school and many have children still living at home. The host families will provide transportation to and from camp each day. They will also provide morning and evening meals and a weekend excursion. If parents would like to come for all or part of their student’s visit, we can make recommendations of local hotels and we will arrange pickup from the Jackson International Airport (JAN).
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES -
July 15 - Students Arrive
July 16 - Welcome Party/Orientation
July 17~28 - English Immersion Course (AM); Various Activities (PM)*
July 29~July 30 - In-town/out-of-town Educational Field Trips
July 31 - Voyage/Farewell Party
*Various Activities ranging from Horseback Riding, Target shooting, Bow and Arrow, Sports, Science, Chess, Robotics, Pottery, Show Choir, Drama, and Art.
Jane Zhu, a creative writer, journalist, educator, and caring mother, has traveled many countries and places. She has been teaching a variety of subjects for over 30 years, and is currently the Jackson Prep instructor for Mandarin Chinese I, II, and Honor Mandarin Chinese III. She is looking forward to bringing in talented students from different cultures and backgrounds around the world to Jackson Prep.
Kimberly Van Uden has been teaching mathematics for 21 years. She currently teachers Honors Algebra 2 and AP Calculus AB and BC. She has traveled with students nationally and internationally and now looks forward to hosting students in her home state of Mississippi.