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International Research Collaborations

Are you interested in bringing your students’ independent science or math research to a higher level?
Are you convinced that research experiences for students must replicate the collaborative nature of science research as it is practiced in the 21st century?
Are you convinced that international collaboration and communication are key components to creating cultural and scientific intelligence?


Terra announces the creation of a new and unique program that features opportunities for participating schools to engage in a scientific and cultural exchange between schools in different countries. The collaborations will be patterned after the long-running programs between American, South Korean, and Singapore students as featured in Nature in 2015. The program will be facilitated by George Wolfe, award winning teacher, administrator and Emmy winning television host.

Program Summary

  • The project is initiated by an initial school visit by faculty mentors and students.
  • Collaborative student research continues throughout the school year with guidance from faculty mentors.
  • During the final visit, data is analyzed, presentations prepared and ultimately presented in an “endpoint presentation” such as participation in Genius Olympiad.
  • Terra will assist in setting up high school partnerships, logistical support, consultations on program setup, staff training, and other need based assistance.
  • Terra can provide professional development on setting up an Independent Research Program.


Interested secondary schools should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit InternationalResearchCollaborations.org for more information.  

Trips

 GENIUS offers the following trips on a first-come, first-served based on complete payment and registration. Teachers/supervisors will receive 10% discount for every non-supervisor participant (students and guests). :

  • 1- Six Flags Great Adventure (NJ) & New York City Trip (3 nights & 2 days) $645, June 19 - 22, 2020 (starts at Rochester and ends at New York JFK airport). Participants will be dropped at JFK by 11-11.30 am on Monday, June 22.
  • 2- Washington DC & New York City Trip (3 nights & 2 days): $595, June 19 - 22, 2020 (starts at Rochester and ends at New York JFK airport). Participants will be dropped at JFK by 11-11.30 am on Monday, June 222.
  • 3- Washington DC & New York City Trip (4 nights & 3 days): $745, June 19 - 23, 2020 (starts at Rochester and ends at New York JFK airport). Participants will be dropped at JFK by 11-11.30 am on Tuesday, June 23.
  • 4- Washington DC & New York City & Ivy University Tour (Boston) (6 nights & 4 days): $1050, June 19 - 25, 2020 (starts from Rochester and ends at Boston Logan airport). You will visit Harvard, MIT, Yale, Brown, Columbia, and Princeton University during this trip. Participants will be dropped at Boston Airport by 11-11.30 am on Thursday, June 25.
  • 5- Customized trips: GENIUS Olympiad can arrange a customized trip for your group. For this option please contact us before April 15th. 

There will be JFK airport (NYC) pick-up bus service for ONLY those who will attend one of our trips to bring them to the GENIUS Olympia campus. JFK airport pick-up service will be $75 per participant only on Monday, June 15, 2020

Trip Fees must be paid by May 15. Payments will be collected online only within the application process. Full refunds are given until May 15th, all others may not be refunded due to advance payments to hotels and bus companies to reserve space.

Each bus will have at least one GENIUS Olympiad staff member who will lead the group, however in general, it is a self-driven trip at the city. We will provide a guide to prepare you for the trip.

1- Six Flags Great Adventure and NY City Trip (50 seats)

You will spend one full day in Six Flags Great Adventure and Safari of NJ (Please click here to learn more about activities at this location). The trip fee includes the entrance ticket to the Six Flags.  The next day you will spend the whole day in New York City.

The trip fee per participant is $645, which covers transportation, hotels, and breakfast, and an entrance ticket to Six Flags (you will buy lunch and dinner per your preferences). Only the first 50 paid participants will be accepted.

Participants will stay three nights at the same hotel nearby New York City/Six Flags. Breakfast will be offered at the hotel. 

Participants will be dropped off at JFK airport on Monday, by 11 - 11.30 AM. We will not provide any transportation for those who have earlier flights than the stated time. If your flight is earlier than 1.00 pm from JFK airport, you must take a cab at your own expense from the hotel.

Six Flags Great Adventure and Safari (You will be dropped at the entrance around 9.30 am and will be picked around parks closing around 9 pm).

New York City offers (You will be dropped at City around 9.30 am and will be picked around 10.30 pm) 

  • Empire State Building
  • Broadway Shows
  • Central Park
  • Times Square
  • Shops

2- Washington D.C. and NY City Trip-3 nights/2days (105 seats)

You will spend one full day in each city to learn and discover. Washington DC offers several free museums, which are the best and the biggest in the world: be ready to walk in both cities. You may catch a Broadway show and some shopping in New York City. 

The trip fee per participant is $595, which covers transportation, hotels, and breakfast (you will buy lunch and dinner per your preferences) . Only the first 100 paid participants will be accepted.

Participants will stay one night in a hotel near Washington D.C., and two nights at a hotel nearby New York City. Breakfast will be offered at the hotel. 

Participants will be dropped off at JFK airport on Monday, by 11 - 11.30 AM, or will be brought back to Syracuse by 4 pm. We will not provide any transportation for those who have earlier flights than the stated time. If your flight is earlier than 1.00 pm from JFK airport, you must take a cab at your own expense from the hotel.

Washington D.C. offers (You will be dropped close to NASA museum at 9 am and will be picked around 7 pm)

  • The free National Smithsonian museums (NASA Air and Space Museum, American History Museum, American Art Museum, Natural History Museum)
  • Monuments on the National Mall
  • The White House
  • The Capitol

New York City offers (You will be dropped at City around 9.30 am and will be picked around 10.30 pm) 

  • Empire State Building
  • Broadway Shows
  • Central Park
  • Times Square
  • Shops

3- Extended Washington D.C. and NY City Trip -4 nights/3 days (50 seats)

The participants will follow the same program as previous program, but they will stay an additional day in NY City for shopping and site seeing. They will be dropped and picked up at the same time and location. The participants will be dropped at JFK airport by 11 - 11.30 am on Tuesday morning. If your flight is earlier than 1.00 pm from JFK, you must take a cab at your own expense from the hotel.

 

4- Washington DC & NY City & Ivy League University Tour (Boston) (50 seats)

This trip follows the 3 nights/2 nights Washington DC & New York City trip. On Monday, participants will start the Ivy College tour by visiting Columbia University in the City followed by Princeton University. The next day, they will visit Yale and Brown Universities. Their last day will include Harvard and MIT universities and some shopping time at Harvard square. The complete list of universities that will be visited is given below. You will spend 2-3 hrs at each university campus to learn and discover their environment and admission process. Most of the college campus tours will be guided by university admission officials or college alumni. 

The trip fee per participant is $1050, which covers transportation, hotels, breakfast, and guided university tours. Only the first 50 paid participants will be accepted. Participants will be dropped off at Boston Logan airport on Thursday, by 10 AM. We will not provide any transportation for those who have earlier flights than the stated time. 

Ivy League University Tour:

  • Friday arrive at DC
  • Saturday visit DC and drive to NY/NJ hotel
  • Sunday visit NYC
  • Monday visit Columbia and Princeton Universities
  • Tuesday visit Yale and Brown Universities
  • Wednesday visit MIT and Harvard Universities
  • Thursday morning by 10 am drop at Boston Logan airport

NEW

Customize your own trip!

Did you enjoy your trip following Genius? Did you miss out on taking a trip? Now we offer customized trips to new areas of the United States.

On your trip you can visit:

  • Top universities
  • Downtown tours of well known cities
  • Historic landmarks and museums
  • The largest shopping malls in the United States
  • Exciting attractions like Universal Studios, aquariums, NASA Space Station

Check out our sample trips to Texas or Florida:        pdf

 

 

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS

GENIUS Olympiad Summer English and Culture Program 

We will organize a 3-week non-credit GENIUS Olympiad (GO) Summer English and Culture program at SUNY Oswego following the GENIUS Olympiad program. Students who are not participating in GENIUS Olympiad are also welcome to attend our program. Only students who are 15 or older can participate in our program. The program is designed to be educational both culturally and linguistically.

All students can apply for the program using the link provided below.

PROGRAM DETAILS: The program will include 3 weeks of non-credit English instruction (16 hrs per week) immersed with cultural activities. Students will receive a certificate upon satisfactory completion of the course. Students will have the opportunity to meet with SUNY Oswego College Student Guide on a daily basis to practice their speaking and to increase their cultural understanding. In addition, the program will include a field trip to Thousand Islands, local activities, and an outlet mall shopping (one day) on the weekends.

TEACHERS ARE FREE: Teacher will receive 10% discount for every student they bring up to 100% discount to receive free accommodation and food on the SUNY Oswego campus, and free accommodation and transportation for the weekend trips. Teachers will be responsible for monitoring student's behavior and attendance in daily required activities, and will act as a chaperone throughout the program and trips. Teachers are responsible for paying visa fees, personal expenses, sightseeing expenses, and Terra trip (optional as part of GENIUS Olympiad). If there are more than ten students in your group, other expenses of the teacher can be covered based on number of additional students.

PROGRAM COST: The estimated total program cost will be $3,400 per person for the program running from June 18 through July 8, 2016. The GO ESL Program fee includes: $200 non-refundable application fee, tuition, two TOEFL test fees ($200 value), medical insurance ($100 value), textbook ($60 value), certificate of completion, accommodation (with linen, pillow, blanket, towel, and refrigerator) in a residence hall, open buffet meals on campus, transportation between Syracuse airport and campus, and all hotel and transportation costs for the weekend trips.

The fee does NOT include airfare, visa application fee ($160, to be paid when during visa application; visit local US embassy website), personal expenses, meals during trips, sightseeing expenses (such as museum entrance fees, boat fees, etc), and optional Terra Washington DC and NY City trip ($600).

The participants will be asked to bring chest X-ray for tuberculosis with a doctor's note in order to avoid further examination when they arrive in Oswego (required by NY State Law). If the participants get sick during the program, they are expected to pay for their doctor's office visit fee. The program will show great care of the participants. 

ACCOMMODATIONS: Students will stay in a campus residence hall. Each room is designed for two students and is furnished with beds, mattresses, pillows, bed sheets, pillowcases, towels, hand towels, washcloths, bureaus, study desks, chairs, floor lamps, closets, and room refrigerators. The residence hall has a game room, coin operated laundry and vending machines. Students will be served their weekday meals in the campus dining hall. Breakfast is served at 8 am, the lunch is served at 11.30 am, and the dinner is served at 5.30 pm. All meals are open buffet with variety options to choose from, including salad bar, dessert bar, sandwich bar, etc. Teacher will be placed in single room.

APPLICATION: You must pay your $200 non-refundable fee and submit your online application by May1st 2016. All GO ESL participants MUST apply for the B2 tourist visa status, therefore plan early to receive your invitation letter and schedule your visa interview. The program is open to all students (also, including students who are not GENIUS participants).  Once you make your payment, please send us an email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with your payment information. You may choose to pay all program cost at once during application. In this case, you can add $200 application fee and $3,200 program cost into your basket for payment.

1. Please CLICK HERE to APPLY and make payment.

2. Please fill out the following forms for each student and supervisor and mail to the following address (Note: We prefer that the supervisors send this information as one package for all students in their group)

a) Health History and Immunization Form (Fill this form as much as you can, attach the immunization record from doctor's office)

b) Meningitis Fact Sheet and Sing off form (First part is a fact sheet. Fill out and return the signature page only)

c) Insurance and Photo release form

d) Release and Indemnification Form 

e) Authorization for Treatment Form

The address to send the signed forms for the GO ESL group: 

  GENIUS Olympiad ESL Program 
  Department of Chemistry     
  SUNY Oswego    
  Oswego, NY 13126, USA  

GENIUS ESL NY City Trip         GENIUS ESL Smore on Campus

TENTATIVE DAILY SCHEDULE:

  • 8.00 - 9.00 am Breakfast,
  • 9.15 - 11.15 am Instruction (2 hrs),
  • 11.15 - 12.30 pm Lunch,
  • 12.30 - 2.30 pm Instruction (2 hrs),
  • 3.30 - 5.30 pm Tutoring or Group activities,
  • 5.30 - 6.30 pm Dinner,
  • 7.00 - 9.00 pm Free time/group activity

TENTATIVE PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

  June 15: Arrival
  June 16 – 17: TOEFL, placement tests
  June 19 – June 22: Daily Program (4 days)
  June 23 – July 25: Local outdoor activities, outlet shopping (thousand island trip)
  June 26 – June 30: Daily program (4 days)
  July 1 – July 4: US Independence weekend activities
  July 5 – July 6: Daily Program (4 days)
  July 7: Final TOEFL Exam and Graduation Dinner
  July 8: Niagara Falls Trip

July 9: Departure (Drop at Syracuse Airport or Bus/Train station) 

GENIUS ESL Campus Lake        GENIUS ESL Campus Arena

 

 

 

 

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