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CHI student and parent presentation

An exciting new post-grade 12 program will commence in August 2012. The College Highways International Academy (CHI) is the latest development at the Traidhos Community. It will offer fully-residential academic programs, life-skills programs and vocational programs for students who wish to - or need to - defer their entry to universities for a year.

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CHI student and parent presentation

  1. 1. CHI
  2. 2. College Highways International AcademyCHI is a program for young adults in a uniqueone-year environment to prepare them forthe rigours of university and later life. CHI
  3. 3. College Highways International AcademyA post-grade 12,pre-university experienceFlexible entry dates3 months, 6 months, 1 yearFully-residential program CHI
  4. 4. College Highways International AcademyStarting August 2012Preparation for entry touniversity or collegeImprove academic gradesIncrease chances of beingawarded a scholarshipEstablish world-wide links CHI
  5. 5. College Highways International AcademyWhy not just go backpacking?CHI offers a safe but challengingprogram in a unique environmentColleges want to see that a student hasactually achieved something in thepre-college yearCHI offers students a chance to makea contribution to a new communityCHI is structured and flexible CHI
  6. 6. College Highways International Academy“Our twins had awonderful, rare andchallenging experience for sixmonths in Chiang Mai.“Lilly is now in First Year atthe University of Chicago andJoe is now First Year atHarvard. We are in awe ofyour school.” - Parent, Texas CHI
  7. 7. College Highways International Academy“People are too young whenthey start college,” saidAllan E. Goodman, presidentof the Institute ofInternationalEducation, USA.“This way, they would havea year to mature, and theycan do somethingconstructive.”New York Times 19 February 2008Referring to Princeton University’s plans to send groups of their Freshman students abroad CHI
  8. 8. College Highways International AcademyDrop-out rates *United Kingdom100,000 first-year studentsCanada15% of first-year studentsUSA44% of those starting afour-year course will dropout before achieving abachelor’s degree CHI* Sources: The Fiscal Times (UK) , The Independent (UK), Human Sciences Research Council (RSA)
  9. 9. College Highways International AcademyWhat does CHI offer?Study units designed totake advantage of theunique northernThailand locationHighly-qualified staffwho will care for andassist all studentsPrograms offered inpartnership withPTIS InternationalSchool and others CHI
  10. 10. College Highways International AcademyA safe and tranquil areain Northern ThailandLocated on the campusof the Traidhos Three-Generation Communityfor LearningComfortable on-campusaccommodationSAT Preparation CHI
  11. 11. College Highways International AcademyWho comes to CHI?Students who will benefitfrom an additional year ofacademic or personalenrichmentStudents who want toimprove their CVsStudents who need aculturally-enriching timeaway from formal studiesbefore starting university CHI
  12. 12. College Highways International AcademyWho comes to CHI?Students who want tochange their view on lifeStudents who want to trynew experiences that willhave an impact on futurecareer choicesStudents looking for a moreaffordable option CHI
  13. 13. College Highways International AcademyWho comes to CHI?Students who have had a“bump in the road”Students who wish to havemore time to prepareportfoliosStudents who need a breakin their studies CHI
  14. 14. College Highways International AcademyEntry requirementsGrade 12 graduation certificateFluent English or IELTS 5.5 +Letter of commendation from previousschool or collegePreparedness to participate in the fullresidential program CHI
  15. 15. College Highways International AcademyCHI will offer different modules:Compulsory subjects includingEnglish for Academic Purposesand public speakingElective subjects includingFirst Aid, SAT preparation,driver educationLife skills opportunities such asworking for an extended periodin a refugee camp CHI
  16. 16. College Highways International AcademyCHI will offer severaldifferent modules:Work experience eitheron the Traidhos campusor in the Chiang Mai areaSocial etiquetteWomen’s and men’srights and responsibilities CHI
  17. 17. College Highways International AcademyFaculty:Full-time DirectorHighly-qualified teachersCollege and CareersCounsellorsExperienced outdoor educators CHI
  18. 18. College Highways International AcademyAccommodationSingle bedroomsThree students per apartmentPrivate classroomsStudent LoungeMeals at The Club CHI
  19. 19. College Highways International AcademyFacilitiesOlympic-sized swimming poolTennis and squash courtsWeights roomGolf driving rangesOrganic farm and cooking school24-hour medical and security staff CHI
  20. 20. College Highways International AcademyAnd at the end ...College and University CounsellingCV preparationCollege and University applicationsLife-long friends from manycountries... and the knowledge that YOUhave made a difference in otherpeople’s lives ... CHI
  21. 21. College Highways International AcademyA program for young adults in aunique one-year environmentto prepare them for the rigoursof university and later life. CHI