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Summer Educational Exchange at Dayton

The Summer Educational Exchange @ Dayton

The Summer Educational Exchange @ Dayton (SEED) programs strive to bring communities of students and teachers from countries around the world to UD's campus to learn and improve their English communication skills and to learn about American and Dayton culture. The SEED program is tailored to meet the needs of two populations: high school students and English teachers. Previous participants continue to attest to the positive experiences that SEED has had on their understanding of the English language, American culture and English language teaching. 

If you have questions please feel free to contact us by email at seed@udayton.edu.

SEED High School Students

The SEED program for High School students is open to UD partner schools that have a *Summer Educational Exchange @ Dayton Coordinator. Students must be 15 years of age or older by July 1, of the program year of participation in order to enroll. High school students participating in SEED will engage in activities to promote their oral and written English communication skills and complete a cooperative learning project that will coincide with the additional immersion activities.  

*If you do not have a SEED Coordinator but are interested in participating in the program in the future, then please email seed@udayton.edu

The academic english skills program focuses on American English and Communication skills as well as a Cooperative Learning Project that is based on Marianist values. The program  includes:

  • 50 hours of classroom instruction and collaborative group work
  • Facilitated instruction focused on all skill areas: reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation
  • Engaging and interesting practice of all skill areas
  • Interactive activities and games
  • Research on different topics of interest
  • Presentation skills
  • Hands-on activities designed to foster creativity

In addition to academic learning at the Summer Educational Exchange @ Dayton program, students have the opportunity to learn about American culture by taking several field trips and participating in on-campus activities such as:


  • Arrive on Saturday, July 09, 2022 by 4:00 P.M. and depart on Sunday July 24, 2022 by 11:30 A.M.
  • Classes meet July 11 - July 22, 2022
  • The University of Dayton will provide airport pickup/drop-off for those that arrive no later than 4:00 P.M. and depart no later than 12:00 P.M.
  • Students will stay at a residential hall located on the University of Dayton's campus. There will be two students per room and four students per suite. Each four person suite includes two rooms each with two beds, two desks, two chairs, closets, and a small refrigerator. There are free laundry facilities, lounges and open space for social gatherings in each residential hall.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets are offered daily to all SEED participants.

  • Price: $2600
  • Cost Includes: tuition, room, meals, field trips, escorted pick-up and drop-off to and from the Dayton International Airport (within the designate times), and Campus Recreation facilities.  *Cost does NOT include visa fees, bank and/or wire transfer fees, health insurance, airfare, off-campus meals, or souvenirs.
  • Payment Deadline: Please contact your school's SEED Coordinator for payment instructions

  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2022
  • All students must complete Parts 1 and 2 of the application process before the deadline in order to enroll in SEED.
    • PART 1: COMPLETE THESE STEPS
  1. Download the release waiver packet and print it out.
  2. Fill out your information with a pen or pencil. Make sure all signatures are on the forms as needed
  3. Scan the completed release waiver packet back onto your computer.
  4. Upload each document directly into the application where directed.
  • PART 2: ONLINE APPLICATION
  1. Click here for the Summer 2021 SEED Application for Students

Please consult with your school’s SEED Coordinator if you are planning to be a chaperone. Some chaperones are eligible to enroll in the SEED English Teacher program and receive waived tuition. As a chaperone, you will complete the  SEED English Teachers Application. Please see SEED English Teachers information for details.

SEED for Teachers

Improve your English communication skills and explore new ideas and ways of teaching English in a two-week program at the University of Dayton. English teachers participating in the Summer Educational Exchange @ Dayton (SEED) program will engage in activities to improve their oral and written English communication skills, participate in training courses and Methodology Workshops meant to enhance teaching pedagogy as well as learn about American culture by taking several local field trips and participate in on-campus activities. The program is designed to enhance your teaching pedagogy and offer you an experience that will rejuvenate your love for teaching.

 PLEASE NOTE: Summer Educational Exchange @ Dayton - English Teachers is dedicated to teachers that teach High School Students (8th – 12th Grade).

Individual and group teacher applications are welcomed and encouraged!

(Teachers must have a Minimum English Language Proficiency Level: B2 to participate in the SEED for teachers program. (See Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

Training of Teachers, Reflective Teaching, and Methodology Courses include:

  • 42 hours of instruction (plus 5 hours per week self-guided)
    • Focus on exploring the American Short Story and the Literature Circles method
    • Designed to challenge teachers to expand their competencies by engaging in reflection and exploring new methods
    • Focus on developing knowledge and skills needed to effectively implement reflective teaching
    • Experiential training and reflection
    • Self-guided project focused on teaching
    • Workshops, presentations, and group discussions led by faculty of the School of Education and the Intensive English Program
    • Hands-on activities designed to carry over into the teachers’ home classrooms and used as a model for Training of Trainers course

In addition to academic learning, participants will have immersion opportunities as well attending to activities such as:


  • Arrive on Saturday, July 09, 2022 by 4:00 P.M. and depart on Sunday July 24, 2022 by 11:30 A.M.
  • Classes meet July 11 - July 22, 2022
  • The University of Dayton will provide airport pickup/drop-off for those that arrive no later than 4:00 P.M. and depart no later than 12:00 P.M.
  • Housing: Teachers reside in a double occupancy suite with each having a single-occupancy bedroom located in an on-campus residential hall. These rooms include a bed, desk, chair, closet and small refrigerator. Shared laundry facilities (free), lounges and open space for social gatherings are also available in each residential hall.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets are offered daily to participants.

  • Price: $2400
  • *Cost Includes: tuition, room, meals, field trips, escorted pick-up and drop-off to and from the Dayton International Airport (within the designate times), and Campus Recreation facilities. 
    •  *Cost does NOT include visa fees, bank and/or wire transfer fees, health insurance, airfare, off-campus meals, or souvenirs
Payment Options: Credit card payments or wire transfers are accepted. Contact your in-country University of Dayton Publishing (UDP) representative or email seed@udayton.edu for instructions.


CONTACT

Center for International Programs

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300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1701
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