Cultural Vistas' STEM LAUNCH Initiative to Send Morehouse & Spelman Students & Faculty to Germany

Summer tour, funded by The Halle Foundation, will explore STEM career paths.

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STEM LAUNCH is made possible through the generous funding and support of The Halle Foundation.

Through this program, we hope to not only engage the next generation of leaders in a global conversation about the importance of STEM education, but also to empower them and their career development...

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 06, 2013

Cultural Vistas, through the generous funding and support of The Halle Foundation, is pleased to unveil the STEM Learning and Understanding New Career Horizons (LAUNCH) program.

In the summer of 2013, STEM LAUNCH will provide up to 18 students and two faculty members representing Morehouse and Spelman colleges in Atlanta with the opportunity to travel to Germany for two weeks (May 28 – June 9) to learn firsthand of the global nature and prospective careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

"We are thrilled to partner with these two venerable institutions," said Cultural Vistas President and CEO Robert Fenstermacher. "Through this program, we hope to not only engage the next generation of leaders in a global conversation about the importance of STEM education, but also to empower them and their career development through international and intercultural awareness they develop while abroad."

Cultural Vistas will utilize its expansive global partner network in organizing this unique and well-rounded tour of STEM fields in Berlin and Munich. The program will be administered in three distinct phases, beginning in April with a virtual learning seminar to orient participants from two of the nation’s most revered HBCU institutions to the current landscape of STEM education and professions in Europe.

The group will convene in Atlanta for a one-day pre-departure orientation on May 27 before heading to Berlin. Escorted by Cultural Vistas staff, the contingent of Morehouse and Spelman students and faculty will spend 13 full days living, learning, and experiencing Germany before the program comes to an end on June 9 in Munich.

The experience does not conclude upon their return stateside as each participant will complete a service project during the Fall 2013 semester that applies their overseas learning and shares the knowledge gained on their respective campuses.

The majority of program costs, including airfare, accommodations, travel within Germany, activities, and logistical support prior to departure and upon re-entry, are covered by a generous grant from The Halle Foundation.

About Cultural Vistas
A non‐profit organization, Cultural Vistas has facilitated professional exchange programs and services for visitors coming to the United States, and Americans seeking overseas experiential learning opportunities, since 1950. – Learn more at culturalvistas.org.

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About The Halle Foundation
The Halle Foundation is an independent, public grant making charity dedicated to promoting understanding, knowledge, and friendship between the people of Germany and those of the United States. – Learn more at thehallefoundation.org.

About Morehouse College
Established in 1867, Morehouse College is a private, historically black liberal arts college for men located in Atlanta, Georgia. It holds the distinction of being the only all-male historically black institution of higher learning in the United States. – Learn more at morehouse.edu.

About Spelman College
Founded in 1881, Spelman college is a private, historically black liberal arts college for women located in Atlanta, Georgia. It holds the distinction of being America's oldest historically black college for women. – Learn more at spelman.edu.


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