Four Weeks for America

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Four Weeks for America Program

Program Details & Expectations

  • Students must attend all four mandatory preparation sessions (dates below)
  • To participate in the program, all necessary paperwork must be submitted at our headquarters in room W20-549 by dates specified during application process
  • Regular student and practitioner communication should begin well before January. This communications should involve
    • Project planning
    • Confirmation of travel plans and accommodations (i.e. check that living arrangements will be sufficient, make sure partner teachers can pick you up from the airport, etc.)
  • Once at site, students are required to check-in weekly with the PKG Center program administrator, and to complete a weekly reflection exercise
  • Student must complete and submit a final report of their experience to the PKG Center
  • Student must attend the post-service reflection dinner (date below)

Events and Deadlines

Info Session:Tues, Sept 20, 6 pm, Rm 5-233
Info Session: Mon, Oct 17, 6 pm, Rm 5-233
Application Deadline: Fri, Oct 21, 2016, 5:00pm
Mandatory Preparation Meeting #1 Mon, Nov 14, 2016, 7:00-8:30, 5-233
Mandatory Preparation Meeting #2 Mon, Nov 21, 2016, 7:00-8:30, 5-233
Mandatory Preparation Meeting #3 Mon, Nov 28, 2016, 7:00-8:30, 5-233
Mandatory Preparation Meeting #4 Mon, Dec 05, 2016, 7:00-8:30, 5-233
Four Weeks for America IAP 2017 Sun, Jan 8, 2017 - Sat, Feb 4, 2017
Final Reflection Dinner Mon, Feb 13, 2017, 6:00-9:00, TBD

Application & Program Timeline

The deadline for Four Weeks for America IAP 2017 applications is Fri, Oct 21 at 5 pm. Click below to fill out your application. Then after completing the online application please submit your resume to 4foramerica@mit.edu. Be sure to include the subject: FWFA Resume (your name). Your application will not be considered complete until we've received your resume. The application (including resume) is due Friday October 21st by 5pm. All applications submitted after that time will automatically be placed on the wait list for placements. Please email 4foramerica@mit.edu with any questions.

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